5 Fun Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Check

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You’ve worked hard all year, and now it’s time to spend your tax refund. But how?

We’ve all seen the lists of smart ways to spend your tax refund, but what about getting some enjoyment out of that refund check, too?

This tax season, cut your tax refund in half. Use half of your refund on something practical like paying off credit card debt, paying down a loan, or starting an emergency fund. Then take the other half and spend it on one of these 5 self-rewarding things! That way, you can feel a little financial relief throughout the rest of the year while still getting to enjoy all that hard work you put in!

5. Spend Your Tax Refund on a Vacation

Have you been dying to have a getaway? Even if it’s just a weekend trip, your tax refund check could help get you there.

Map out your destination, plan your attractions, and pack those bags! Whether it’s a weekend away or some serious time for rest and relaxation, it’ll have you feeling re-energized, refreshed, and ready to take on whatever the rest of the year holds for you.

4. Spend Your Tax Refund on a New Hairstyle

Nothing says New Year, New You like a fresh ‘do! How long has it been since you pampered yourself? This year, set aside some of your tax refund money to treat yourself to the kind of enjoyment you truly deserve. Go out to your favorite salon and get that cut you’ve been dying to get since you first saw it on Pinterest. You earned it!

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

3. Spend Your Tax Refund on a Day at the Spa

Nothing quite says self-rewarding like a day at the spa. From massages to facials, body wraps, manis and pedis, there’s a multitude of options to choose from!

Your tax refund will come in handy for a day of true pampering. Before you book your appointment at the spa, see if some of your girlfriends want to join in on the fun and relaxation time. That way you can all enjoy the hard work you put in all year together!

2. Spend Your Tax Refund on a Favorite Hobby

Hobbies are what keep us going in life! They provide enjoyment, entertainment, and a much needed break from the monotony of day-to-day life. If you have a hobby, you likely know the feeling of wanting something that’s just out of your price range.

This tax season, consider spending your tax refund on whatever it is that you’ve been holding out on where your hobbies are concerned. Allow yourself to get excited about your purchase and all the things you’ll be able to enjoy with it! Whether it’s skiing, painting, coin collecting, or all things crafty, take half of your refund this year and have FUN doing what you love!

1. Spend Your Tax Refund on Paying it Forward

This year, one of the BEST ways you can spend your tax refund check is by paying it forward. Afterall, what better way to spend your tax refund than by helping others?

You can do this in several ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Donate to a charity or organization you’re passionate about
  • Set aside money to pay it forward every time you go through the drive-thru to eat
  • Use funds from your tax refund to shop for needed items to drop off at your local food pantry
  • Lend a helping hand to a family member or friend who’s struggling
  • Pay off negative school lunch balances at a local elementary school

No matter how you spend your tax refund this year, we hope you ENJOY it! And when you need a place to cash your tax refund check – without waiting for funds to clear – stop by your local CFSC. We’ve got you covered!