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Old 02-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by daughtersrus View Post
Mine is really exciting. We'll use it to pay our property taxes.
Yep, me too. No mortgage so I always just pay the taxes with my refund.

Originally Posted by Swirly girls View Post
buy new living furniture ( every 5 years)
Really? Can I have the "old" stuff? It's a decade newer than mine.

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* Splurging on a Dooney & Bourke Disney vintage pattern bag. Will wait and buy at the parks in March to ensure I get a desirable pattern layout.

* Getting the A/C fixed in my son's car

* Will probably blow the rest during our March Disney trip. We're not financial geniuses.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:11 PM   #32
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #33
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Tell ya what? I'll replace our furniture when I see fit, and you do the same! K?
Why would anybody comment on this???
Because you made a point of posting it and they were curious? I was wondering also!

Why would they not comment? Why is asking so wrong?

Count me in as another who's really amazed at the size some of these refunds must be! We rarely get a refund, sometimes we owe. I think the biggest refund we've EVER gotten was $1200.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by rockawaybeachgirl View Post
Admittedly, I am an odd-duck CPA who does not throw up at the general tax refund (assuming one doesn't have huge interest-bearing debt they could be paying off throughout the year) so I myself am getting a bit of refund this year - but man your tax refund must be the size of some people's paychecks if you are getting all that utility out of it! I mean, $50-100 each paycheck, I get how you could waste that away, but what you are talking about is some significant money!
My husband has a high paying job,and due to that, has a lot taken out of his pay checks.
We have a financial advisor who guides us in making smart choices with our finances, as well as a company that does our taxes each year.
Also, our refund isn't just solely from what was taken out of pay checks -- there are several different things/ reasons ... we also own shares and stock.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #35
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We filed both IRS and state over the weekend.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #36
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Paying off our medical debt in its entirety!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Swirly girls View Post
Tell ya what? I'll replace our furniture when I see fit, and you do the same! K?
Why would anybody comment on this???
When you post on here you have to be prepared for someone to comment. I was the one who originally asked if you normally replace your furniture every 5 years. What is wrong with that
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #38
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I am not expecting much but whatever it is goes into the trip fund and will be applied to our August trip.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:50 PM   #39
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We get back a good chunk. If I could figure out a way to get it back during the year instead of at tax time I would do it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #40
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We're getting a new roof. Not fun but practical.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #41
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The refund will pay for our summer place. We have a season place where we camp all summer.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #42
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Paying off the balance on DD's trip to Europe this summer
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #43

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We are using ours for all the fun things in life. LOL.... DH needs new work shoes, pants, and shirts. DD has outgrown her shoes and will need summer clothes. DS keeps growing out of shoes! I might need some new clothes but am putting it off. I am actively losing weight and want to buy new clothes that I will wear a while. The rest will go towards visiting the in laws for a few days this summer.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #44
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Our refund will go going towards paying school tuition for dd for the 2013-2014 school year.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Brer Shay View Post
We take a couple hundred to buy gift cards for date nights and movies we'll see through the year. Then half will go to DDs braces and half will go to our summer Disney trip.
I like the idea of buying gift cards for later. We will be moving sometime this year and buying a few gift cards ahead of time will come in really handy!
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