Over the past few years, the average federal tax refund has come to about $3,000. That’s not exactly chump change. With the filing deadline approaching, it’s not too early to begin thinking about how you’ll use a refund this year. Here are five pointers to keep in mind.
January, the start of a new year and a new you. We make resolutions to exercise more, eat less junk food, read more, play less video games, etc. In addition to our health resolutions, which unfortunately tend to fall by the wayside by this time in January – we need to resurrect some financial resolutions that we may have started, but they too have been put on the shelf by now.
The ads are non-stop and the names of folks you need to buy for can grow exponentially! What can you do to have a great holiday, but not starve for the next 6 months while you desperately try to climb out of the mountain of debt you racked up on credit cards?
Fall means dreams of pumpkin spice lattes, turkey dinners and a cozy holiday season just around the corner. Here are five ways to make sure you're financially well-equipped for the last stretch of the year.