Skip Nav
5 Days in Iceland: What to Do and See For an Unforgettable Trip
Removing These 31 Things From Your Life Will Make You Happier and More Successful 
12 Things You Should Never Throw Away

I'm Asking: What Plans Do You Have For Your Tax Return?

I'm Asking: What Plans Do You Have For Your Tax Return?

Any time extra money appears in your bank account, it's generally a good day. While I'm an advocate of trying to receive as little of a tax refund possible by properly adjusting your W-4, many of you have said you consider your tax return as automatic savings. My return this year won't be anything to write home about, so I'm wondering, what do you have in store for your tax return?


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Symphonee Symphonee 7 years
I am going to pay off a medical bill and a credit card bill, then my student loan, buy a living room set, spend $200 on me, $200 on my kids and then divide the remainder between my Avon business and savings accounts.
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
My husband is making a slightly scary but wholly necessary change from a fixed income to a more commission-based position with a lower base, so we're going to be using our income to help us out over the next six weeks or so while things even themselves out. Luckily, the timing is working out perfectly to be able to do that.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
catching up from the xmas spending (got a little carried away). We are also buying a new computer with his refund since our computer is so slow it may as well be dead. Whatever is left will be put into savings since I've been cut down to part time at my job and I don't have a lot of extra money anymore :(.
zcoral zcoral 8 years
A new (used) car!
zcoral zcoral 8 years
A new (used) car!
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
honestly I want to pay off my credit cards but I dont know if I will. Since I am not going anywhere for Spring Break this year, that might actually be possible to save some change. I need to get my numbers in order!
ang1885 ang1885 8 years
Going towards our new air conditioner debt and new fixtures for the bathrooms. Woo.
missk29 missk29 8 years
all to pay off student loans.....*sigh
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
i paid off my credit card last year while i was unemployed (i'm amazed that i was able to pull that off), so thankfully i've got no more "bad debt" to pay off. my refund will probably go straight into savings, in preparation for my wedding next year, but i'm thinking about maybe putting half of it toward my student loans.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
We are getting that first time home buyers credit so i am so excited. We are going to do work to our house, replace the windows, new garage door, finish the upstairs, hopefully.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I'm going to use it to finance my move - I don't have any credit cards, so I'm pretty much excited for my refund!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I wish I had a tax refund... sigh. I owe this year.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
Our motorcycle was stolen, and has a lot of damages to it, so even though we are getting restitution from the little jit who stole it, probably all of our refund will have to go to that. Since it was stolen we have had to push back our move across country for 5 months, which means we have also lost a semester of school. Unfortunately we just can't leave it. :( So, to get it back as fast as we can, all of our extra money goes to that.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
paying off some debt. that's all that i can ever hope to do if i get $$. the hard thing is that my fiance has been out of work since june and now he's 100% tapped out and i don't make enough $$ to pay for we're struggling.
ella1978 ella1978 8 years
I have electrical work to do to my house.. that is probably where it will go. Any left over will go toward our new couch!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I am going to pay bills, save a couple of hundred dollars and buy some spring clothes.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I am going to put a dent in my medical bills.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
pay off student loan.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
pay off student loan.
foxie foxie 8 years
Maybe hardwood floors or something. I don't know. We have everything we need and most of the things we want.
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 8 years
Savings, some parts to cobble together a slightly newer desktop, that's about it...
Anne-B Anne-B 8 years
Nice, new, BIG (probably all-clad) skillet and savings.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I am going to use it as a cushion and spend it wisely on every day living until I find a job and while I care for my mom who is ill.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
I'm getting a very nice refund and every cent of it is going to pay off medical bills. I don't get to enjoy any of the cash or go on vacation - BLAH!
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I'm dividing it into 3 parts: Credit Card, Savings and ME! I love refunds! =D
IRS Audit Triggers
When Is My 2012 Tax Refund Coming?
Tax Organization Tips
How Much Am I Getting Back on My 2011 Tax Refund?
How to Spend Tax Return
Tax Refund on a Prepaid Debit Card
Lo Bosworth Personal Finance Advice

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds