It’s that time of year again! For some, tax season brings feelings of dread. For others—those who are expecting a tax refund—the season brings joy. It’s easy to get carried away with those extra dollars, but it’s important to remember: every dollar has a job. How can you make the most of that tax refund?
If you’ve been hoping to improve a room in your home, your tax refund would be a great way to finally get this done. In most cases, improvements to your home will also improve the value. You can consider the money you spend as an investment—a way to make even more money later when you sell your home.
Pay Off That Credit Card
Getting rid of high-interest debt is always a smart move. It might hurt a little to see all those precious dollars go toward paying off a debt, but imagine the relief you’ll feel when you’re finally free of the big bills each month.
Contribute to Your HSA
Your health is not something to be trifled with. Having the ability to tap into your health savings account for emergencies, planned visits, and even elective surgeries could take a load off your shoulders. Even a little bit in your HSA could help you in a big way somewhere down the road.
Make Wise Investments
Instead of buying a new handbag or shoes, why not invest that money in stock or precious metals? These are purchases you can set aside and come back to later when they’ve appreciated in value. If you make wise choices, your small tax refund today could be a sizeable nest egg later.
Sock It Away for College
College is more expensive than ever, and every little bit you can save for your kids’ education will help you later down the line. And college isn’t just for your kids! What if you find the desire someday to obtain a new degree or certification? It would be nice to have that money readily available because of your tax refund.
Add to Your Retirement Fund
Your retirement fund is likely chugging along nicely, growing steadily so you’ll have what you need later. Does that mean you shouldn’t give it a little infusion of cash now and then? Of course not! Adding your tax refund to your retirement fund just means you’ll have more to support yourself when you reach retirement age.
Go on Vacation
Well, this probably sounds a little careless after all the responsible ways we’ve covered to spend your tax refund. Keep in mind, however, that your mental health and well-being are important, too. A vacation can go a long way toward refreshing and restoring your body and mind so that you can continue to work hard for yourself and your family.
If we can help you make the right choices with your tax refund, we’re glad to help. Just give us a call, and we’ll help you find the path that’s perfect for you and your family.