10 Fun Things to Do With Your Tax Refund
It’s tax season! For those of you anticipating a nice little chunk of cash back from Uncle Sam, it’s a chance to pay off annoying bills, explore smart investment opportunities, or dive into some much needed retail therapy.
Here are our favorite things – some responsible, some a little indulgent – to do with your hard-earned tax refund!
Donate to a Charity
Stop by the local animal rescue group or homeless shelter in your community to drop off a basket of supplies or a check. Alternatively, go online and donate to Save the Children. You’re sure to get lots of gratitude in return.
Update a Room
Have you been eyeing a new sectional? Is your bedroom set looking a little dated? Use your tax refund to upgrade the focal points of rooms that you frequent often.
Pay off a Car
Peek at your auto loan balance. Is it possible to pay it off some of it with your tax refund money? If so, you’ll free up some cash in the future when you finish up your car payments early.
Take a Trip
We all deserve a little time off, so put your tax refund toward a getaway. Whether you do an extended weekend or an all-inclusive week-long resort package, money spent on relaxation is money well spent. Tip: Southwest Vacations is offering $250 off flight + hotel combos over $1000 to Jamaica!
Clear Your Credit Card Debt
Take your outstanding balance down to a zero and be done with paying interest each month. It’s not exciting now, but the financial freedom that follows is fabulous!
Tackle a Hobby
Have you been itching to try something new, but didn’t have the cash to make it happen? Buy those golf clubs, sign up for horseback riding lessons, or take cooking classes at the local college.
Help Someone Out
Do you know of a friend, neighbor, or family member who is down on their luck this year? Give them a helping hand by gifting them some of your tax refund money.
Fill the Pantry
Use your extra money to stock up on everyday necessities. Sure, buying super-size packs of toilet paper isn’t fun, but having extra for a week when your finances are tight is a good thing! Snag some digital coupons to save even more.
Upgrade Your Electronics
Tuck it Away
Finally, you can put your cash in the bank for a rainy day. When life takes a turn, you’ll be glad to have that extra cushion to help you out.
Whether you’re indulgent or frugal with your tax refund money, it will be well-spent! If you haven’t tackled your taxes yet, check out our Tax and Finance Center for some incredible offers, including:
- 30% off software products and 35% off online products at H&R Block until March 31, 2017.
- Free federal and state filing with Tax Act until November 15, 2017.
- 50% off service fees at efile.com until January 1, 2018.
- 20% off personal tax extension at TaxExtension.com until February 20, 2020.
- Up to $35 cash back on quarterly tax estimates from Intuit’s QuickBooks until December 31, 2017.
If you want even more cash to supplement your tax refund money, ShopAtHome offers cash back rewards! When you shop at our approved retailers, a percentage of your purchase, or flat rate bonus, will be credited to your ShopAtHome account. Later, turn that credit into an Amazon gift card, a deposit into your PayPal account or a check.