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So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

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So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

I plan on paying off the balance remaining I have with BML, and stash the rest in savings towards a (first) home purchase sometime in 2014! Smiley Happy

 

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Straight to the house downpayment bank account!

Straight to the house downpayment bank account!

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Re: Straight to the house downpayment bank account!

It'll be part of my son's wedding gift later this year

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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

Mine is directly going to savings for either paying down some debt or towards my first home that I am hoping to purchase this summer!

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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

Downpayment on my first house!
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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

Savings Account to later fund my Roth IRA for next year

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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

Paying some credit cards off!

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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

Paying tuition and paying off the last of my collections!  Smiley Very Happy

   
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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?

After orginally thinking I was only getting $1,450 back, I was going to sock it away for summer courses....

 

BUT, after having problems with TurboTax, I went to HR Block and the person there said I was supposed to get $2,400 back! Plus an additional $1,000 after they did a second-look on last year's return.

 

So I'm going to pay off my credit cards AND put some away for summer courses AND have some left over for savings! Very happy right now!

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Re: So if you're getting a tax refund whatcha doing with it?


DannyC990 wrote:

After orginally thinking I was only getting $1,450 back, I was going to sock it away for summer courses....

 

BUT, after having problems with TurboTax, I went to HR Block and the person there said I was supposed to get $2,400 back! Plus an additional $1,000 after they did a second-look on last year's return.

 

So I'm going to pay off my credit cards AND put some away for summer courses AND have some left over for savings! Very happy right now!


Wow, so the 2nd look thing really works???  I am debating having someone look at my taxes rather than just doing it myself.  I feel like I have a pretty straight-forward return, but do you mind asking how complicated your financial situation is?  I am wondering if someone who has no income/losses outside of what is reported in W-2 (and meager interest statements for savings accounts) and no mortgage would benefit from paying for an actual preparer.

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