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4 Better Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

LearnVest | Posted 04.29.2015 | Money
LearnVest

In the coming weeks you could be one of the many Americans receiving what the IRS has quoted as the average tax refund of $3,120. And it's precisely why we thought it was high time to take a look at the common ways people make poor decisions when it comes to tax refunds.

The Government Might Not Give You A Tax Refund, But Pizza Hut Will

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste

It's time to fill out your P-2.

Filing Late? Get Your Tax Refund Faster With Prepaid Credit Cards

Kari Luckett | Posted 04.12.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Receiving your tax return on a prepaid card is a great alternative for those who don't have a traditional checking account and don't want to wait for their check via snail mail.

The Best Thing I Ever Did With My Tax Refund

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Examining the money habits of personal finance experts can give insights into what responsible money management looks like in the real world. We asked 15 personal finance experts, "What is the best thing you ever bought with your tax refund?"

Should You Take the Bigger Tax Refund or Paycheck? [Debate]

Casey Bond | Posted 03.26.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

Are your personal finances a highly-organized, well-oiled machine? Or is there a lot of room for improvement? The answer to that question is more important than you might think, especially during tax time.

2015 -- Happy New Year, Happy Tax Fitness!

Mark Steber | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

One of my resolutions is to help as many people as possible achieve one of the most common resolutions American's make: financial fitness. Was it on your list or should it have been?

How Should You Invest Your Tax Refund?

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Hooray, you've received a tax refund! Another "hooray!" because you're financially savvy. You've decided to invest this money. Putting your dollars to work for you is always a smart decision, so congratulations on making this choice. But now, what should you do?

Wondering What to Do With That Tax Refund?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

There seems to be a general belief around this time of the year that if you're getting a refund, then you should spend it on something fun. All the ads urging us to go out and splurge certainly seem to think so. But is that really the case?

Taxpayers Are Losing Refunds Due To Their Parents' Debts

The Washington Post | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no ...

7 Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you ordinarily receive large tax refunds, consider withholding less and instead putting the money to work for you, by either saving or investing a comparable amount throughout the year, or using it to pay down debt. Your goal should be to receive little or no refund.

How the Sex and the City Ladies Would Spend Their Refunds

Ko Im | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Ko Im

It's almost that time again -- where do you put your hard-earned money from the federal government? What would the SATC women do?

Why You Need to Be Smart About Your Tax Refund (and 8 Ways to Handle Your Refund)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Are you excited about filing your taxes? Most people wait until the last minute to file their taxes, but for those who like to get it over and don...

WATCH: Couple Surprised By $54,000 Tax Refund

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

David and Thelma Ward received a tax season surprise that left even their tax preparer in disbelief: a refund to the tune of $54,000. HuffPost Live ho...

IRS Facing 'Growing Epidemic'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - More Americans' identities were stolen in tax refund crimes in the first six months of 2013 than in all of 2012, said ...

The Curse of Greek Public Sector Authoritarianism

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

In the country's airports and at its cruise terminals, there can be no further room for intolerant officials. They must be held to the highest standards if the country is to achieve the position it hopes to command on the world tourist map.

How Not to Waste Your Tax Refund

SaveUp | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
SaveUp

Are you receiving a tax refund this year? Here are some tips to help you effectively allocate this money to improve your personal finances!

Here's What You Need To Know About Your Tax Refund

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business

It’s pretty much the only good thing about tax season: Your tax refund. After you file your taxes, the government (both state and federal) will i...

What Are You Doing With Your Tax Refund?

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

There are so many different theories on what to do with that money. Some people say you should save it or pay off debt, while others will tell you to go out and have fun.

Why We Blow Our Tax Refunds

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

Each year about half the country gets to experience a "sudden wealth" event in the form of a tax refund. While not necessarily a financial windfall for most, this annual occurrence can create some awfully strange and counterproductive behavior.

What Expenses Could the Pilgrims Deduct on Their Tax Return?

Mark Steber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Mark Steber

We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving. But what if the Pilgrims had to concern themselves with filing a federal income tax return as we do today? What would they be able to claim as deductible expenses?

Waitress Receives Nearly Half-Million Dollar Tax Refund Sent By Mistake

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

If the government sent you a half-million dollar tax refund by mistake, would you keep it? A waitress at Johnny's Downtown in Cleveland recently fa...

Tax Returns: What Will You Do With Found Money?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.17.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Many Americans will be getting tax refunds from the government, and tax refunds are "found money" -- money you forgot was yours. It's as if the government lifted up your couch cushions and found a few hundred dollars.

Identity Theft Racks Up Huge Bill For IRS

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money

In the battle between the Internal Revenue Service and identity thieves, the thieves are winning. In the next five years, the U.S. may issue as muc...

Should You Adjust Your Tax Withholding?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

Your goal should be to receive little or no tax refund next year. Better to use that money throughout the year to pay down credit card balances or other debt, build emergency savings, beef up your retirement plan contributions or invest it.

Healthy Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Tax day has come and gone -- and now that you've filed (or filed for an extension), hopefully at least some of your financial stress is melting away. ...