10 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund
Mar 27th 2012 7:00AM
Updated Mar 27th 2012 10:14AM
If you have a refund check coming your way, consider using it to bolster your personal balance sheet. The average refund has been around $3,000 for the past two years. (Most people receive their refund within three weeks of filing their returns.) That's a nice chunk of change. Here are 10 good things you could do with the money.
(But before you get to spending it, here's a thought: If your refund was substantial, consider giving yourself an immediate raise by adjusting your tax withholding to increase your take-home pay. Use our Tax Withholding Calculator to figure out how many allowances you should claim.)
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