I’ve Already Gotten And Spent My Tax Return (And It Wasn’t Even That Fun)
Husbando was convinced that it would take forever for us to get our tax refund, because of the government shutdown. But we actually got it a week early!We always file as soon as we can. He likes to get it over with. I'm fine with that as long as I don't have to actually fill out the paperwork myself. Every year, we do that and then wait for it to show up in the direct deposit. It usually takes a little time, and the state return takes a little longer. But this year, nope! We filed on, I think the 31st, and we had the stuff pending by the 8th. It was crazy fast!
So then, me being the money manager, I had to decide what to do with it. It wasn't a huge amount, somewhere around three thousand dollars, combined. So what did I do with my newfound riches?
I paid bills.
Credit cards, doctor co-pay, car payment, insurance.
I put a lot of it in my savings account.
How boring, right? I remember my cousin getting like, five grand back one year and she took me out the bars with it. I've never done that with my tax return (mostly because I never got that much on my own, now that I'm married I seem to get more). Well, I guess I did do one kind of fun thing - I ordered delivery Friday night so I wouldn't have to cook. Is that considered fun? It was more fun than thawing chicken breasts, I'll tell you that for sure.
Have you filed your taxes yet? Are you getting a refund, or do you have to pay? What do you want to do with your refund?