"Return" of Temptation

I got my Tax Refund.

I was really tempted, I mean, SORELY, TRULY TEMPTED, as in, at the checkout page for the mobo/mem/cpu deal Temprah posted about.

Outside of the obvious "pay off bills", I've also been tempted by a Mac Mini, and a really cheap MacBook.
Thankfully I already have a Wii so I don't have to worry about the rush to get a system come March 9th when Super Smash Brothers Brawl comes out.

I'm resolving to save it instead, maybe get a few books, or ensure that I get to go to the PA Ren Faire this year (haven't been there since 1999?).

What are you going to do with yours? (Numbers aren't needed.)

ROzbeans 16 years ago
Holding for when we move and our IRA/Catherine's 529 college fund. You should invest it, Mileron. =)
katlienc 16 years ago
When we get our tax refund I am going to put it in the bank...boring I know, but I would like to retire early. I have several decades before I can retire but....I can hope
Den 16 years ago
'Going' to do? Bah...

Got mine weeks ago and used half for my mini vacation to my grandma's and the rest went into the bank. Didn't get enough to invest.
Verileah 16 years ago
I'd like to use mine to get the fuck out of MD for a week...but I will do the responsible thing and save it to go toward home selling/buying expenses.
Temprah 16 years ago
Got ours.. used it to pay (most of) our property taxes. Gotta scrounge and find the rest. *sigh* Downside of making more money at the new job.. now they keep a lot more =(

I'm really proud of you for not giving in and for saving it!!! I can tell you just having a few hundred bucks in the bank for true dire emergencies is a HUGE sense of security and takes off a lot of worries. Just knowing hey.. IF xxx is that bad/broken I got it covered, or something like that is peace of mind you can't buy otherwise.
Rainee 16 years ago

I'm resolving to save it instead, maybe get a few books, or ensure that I get to go to the PA Ren Faire this year (haven't been there since 1999?).

Ever been to the MD one? I used to hit the MD one yearly, then tried the VA one (was too *new*) and then the PA one. I swear if I go again, it's back to MD. That one just seemed to have so much more.. character. *shrug*

Back on topic...I dunno what I'll do with my refund this year. Maybe buy myself one "treat" and put the rest in the bank. Guess it depends on how much I get back. I need to get around to doing my taxes hehe.
Rikr 16 years ago
Going to pay off some bills, which will take most of it, wife is going to get some new clothes, maybe season passes for the family for Six Flags, use some of it for a few things around the house and bank the rest. Oh and set my DBA up and new website(s) possibly in the works too with that. I was thinking of www.TheJollyPencil.com. (JK)
Mileron 16 years ago
Ever been to the MD one? .

Unfortunately no. I have been going to a Halloween party weekend for the last 5years and each time it is planned to go on Sunday, most of us are too tired or too many people need to go home for it to be enjoyable in a "3-group raid" type of thing

(The party goers are all EQ/Eq2/WoW people)
Beli 16 years ago
The combined refund from state and federal is being applied to our single credit card, which should drop it down to a balance of a couple hundred dollars. I'll be able to pay it off with our income next month. We are usually moderate with our credit card use, but we just had a baby plus car problems so that's why it rose quickly. I did thank James for the 1k child tax credit.

There's a few items that I really wanted to get and almost used the refund for it, but it would have slowed down paying off the credit cards and my husband told me that last month, British banks started turning off credit cards for those who were bad risks and not making regular payments. Those people can still pay off their credit cards, but they won't be able to put any more charges on it. He says the American credit card companies are going to follow suit and by paying off our credit card faster, we won't be on the deactivated list. (In case we need credit card for emergencies.)
Darsa 16 years ago
Got my car registered and inspected, that's all we had enough for with our refund. But at least I'm legal for another year!
Merreck 16 years ago
Going to pay off my credit card and put the rest in the bank.

This is the first year my mom hasn't been able to claim me on her taxes, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that I'm getting back well over double what I have gotten back in the past.
Drewe 16 years ago
Anxiously awaiting mine -- it should be here soon. I have spent part of it already on a Wii that I've been looking for for a while now -- I had to strike when the iron was hot since they are so hard to find. (I actually didn't find it -- a friend from out of state ran across a Wiii at Best Buy if you can imagine. She nabbed it and is shipping it to me.) The rest I am saving for vacation trip this summer and to get an annual pass to Disney.

Hope everyone enjoys their returns on whatever they decide to do with it!
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Pfft, ours sucked. Granted it's better than nothing but because of the dividend fund we get yearly from being alaskan residents, it dropped our tax return like 600 bucks, not to mention the 210 fucking dollars it cost to file it with a place that only charged us 99 last year. Mother fuckers. /grumble
Mylec 16 years ago
I don't do tax refund checks. I set up my taxes to pretty much break even. Usually I get it to within 100 bucks of dead even.
Calimaryn 16 years ago
House buying down payment account is where ours is going.