Post # 1
Anyone out there NOT spending their income tax return?!
We are putting ours into savings..
Some of my coworkers already have their entire returns spent and they haven’t even filed yet! Am I the only one that finds this weird? Haha don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to shop but I just think it’s irresponsible, I feel like people buy expensive things they normally wouldn’t.
Post # 3
We are paying off a small debt and putting the rest into savings! Although my shoe collection could always use a new addition, I am refraining!
Post # 4
Half of ours is going into savings and half will be spent on a vacation!
Post # 5
Mine is being split three ways, first third went directly into savings, second third went to making all my bills current, and the thrid third went to wedding stuff.
Post # 6
I put just over half towards our credit card- we had to buy some last minute flights and our savings were depleted due to me being unemployed for two months. We’ve been making big payments, but it’s nice to have it all paid down. The rest is in my savings account, although I do have a small spree at jcrew planed (Like less than $100).
Post # 7
@thehappiestbridetobe: I normally save mine, but this year we decided to dedicate it to wedding items we had temporarily put on one of my 0% APR cards. I still have a nice cushion in savings so this was probably the right decision.
Post # 8
Mine is only $600 and I was going to save it but my car decide it needed to break down
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
We’re saving it… but only until we can save some more to upgrade our electrical system! So we’ve already made plans for it, but have not actually spent any of it yet… I think we’re filing this week.
Post # 10
This is what the phrase “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” was MADE for. I’ve known people to spend before getting their return and then being stuck when it isn’t as much as they though it was going to be!
I always put mine into savings.
Post # 11
Mine was just about $300 total, and I’m just saving it. While I’ve enjoyed having larger returns in the past, I finally found that sweet spot where I don’t owe, but I’m not giving the government a big ol’ loan 🙂
Then of course I’m going to complicate things by getting married that year – argh! lol
Post # 12
Mine was only like $800, but I spent it. This winter has not been nice to my car, so I needed new tires, an oil change, and to pay it off finally! Maybe next year I will be able to save all of it.
Post # 13
What’s a tax return? I always end up owing.
Post # 14
Mine has come and gone already. I spent it on paying down my 2 credit cards.
Also, you don’t know how much money people get back. I get back a pittance compared to many I know.
Post # 15
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We spent half of ours on roundtrip tickets to Europe. We save money throughout the year so our tax return is a bonus which we usually spend on a vacation somewhere.
Post # 16
@Mrs_Hammer: You should feel good about spending it, you spent it on your safetly, ensuring that you can get to work and on paying off debt – all good things to spend money on!