According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation, 63 percent of Americans will receive a tax refund. About 70 percent of those people will either save their refund or pay down debt. We decided to ask real women what they typically do with their tax refunds to see if our results matched the national average. Take a look — you may be surprised!
Our results match that of the U.S. pretty accurately. Most people choose to save at least some of their refunds and maybe splurge on one or two items. Other smart things to do with your tax refund include:
The average tax refund in 2012 was $2,803, according to the IRS.
Of course, what you decide to do with your tax refund is ultimately up to you, but it’s always best to have a plan. If you put the money in your checking account and let it sit until something comes up, it will most likely be spent on frivolous items until it’s gone. There’s no right or wrong way to spend your refund, just make sure you have a plan. After all, you’re the only one who can budget your money and tell it where to go.
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