Originally Posted by marius97
I am an accounting student (adult). Between my wife's good job, deductions for three kids and my school expenses, we always get a really BIG refund. I know that is not advisable because it is giving the government an interest free loan. Every class I take always has at some point a lecture about the evils of big refunds. I just sit there and nod my head in agreement as I think about my vacation being paid for out of our refund. I'm not disciplined enough to save out of each check if we adjusted things to get a smaller/no refund. Even if I was, invariably some of that money would disappear into general household needs. That disappearing money would negate any interest I could have earned by sticking the saved money into something that would earn a small interest rate. I am so ashamed of my big refund
but I don't care anymore once we see the Welcome to Florida sign.
Don't feel bad we pay taxes at the end of the year and save the percentage in a savings from every paycheck through out the year. I think we earned $14 in interest last year on the tax savings account. The government isn't getting that much in interest from you. lol
You do however have the option of having a certain amount automatically deposited into savings every time you get paid too though.