That Rebate Sure Went Fast

We did get a small refund on our State taxes this year. It has already come in and been spent.

We got my hubby a couple of  McDavid wrist supports and a couple of books about small engine repair. One for really small engines (weed-whackers) and one for larger engines (lawn mowers).

McDavid Wrist Support.

The Federal tax hasn’t come in yet and I have no idea what we will do with it. So far as I know right now there isn’t anything we actually NEED…except to pay bills. So that is probably where it will go.

This year was the first time I ever did our taxes myself. My mom used to do them but she decided this year that it would easier and probably cheaper to just take them to a professional.

Ours were pretty easy. We qualified to use the free online programs you can get to from the IRS site.

I picked the Turbo Tax one because it did both Federal and State and because it is supposed to be pretty easy.

It did turn out to be pretty easy. It guides you through it one step at a time.

It also went pretty quick. The only time consuming part was typing in the information. So I’ll probably do the same thing next year. If we don’t qualify for the free program then I’ll use the paid one. It doesn’t cost all that much and is worth it to get it out of the way so we don’t have to worry about it any more.

Which is a heck of a relief. Not to mention spending the money is fun!

Have you got your refund yet? What did you do with it? If you spent it…what did you buy?

Prompts are fun


  1. We’re getting about 50% of the refund amount we received last year. It is going into our budget where it will be allocated among our many things we’re saving toward and to pay down our credit card debt.

  2. Most of ours goes towards life insurance policies then savings. Some is being used for the playroom project. It’s hard to keep my hands off of it!

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