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Derek Allen
Derek Allen
Mar 29, 2010

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myMoneyPower is giving away TWO $25 Target Gift Cards to TWO lucky readers! Each reader may only win one prize for this giveaway; there will be TWO winners! Entry into the giveaway is easy, and you may already have entered without knowing it.

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374 Responses to “Target Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. i’m not getting a tax return! :(

    #1
  2. fb fan courtney bella

    #3
  3. we are getting a new roof with our tax return! also taking some cash aside for the beach this year.

    #4
  4. We are paying bills with our tax return!

    falongoesgreen @ gmail dot com

    #5
  5. Following your RSS Feed.

    falongoesgreen @ gmail dot com

    Thanks for the chance! =)

    #7
  6. I am getting my car fixed and paying off some bills with my tax refund

    #8
  7. We’ll be spending our tax refund on our 3 month old baby girl! I love spoiling her!! :)

    #10
  8. RSS subscriber :)

    #11
  9. We are putting the money away in savings for our emergency rainy-day fund.

    #12
  10. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/11254660744

    #13
  11. I’m an email subscriber.

    #14
  12. I’m a Facebook fan (Mary Happymommy)

    #15
  13. pay my state tax mverno@roadrunner.com

    #16
  14. I am saving my refund for emergency fund after paying off my city taxes.

    #17
  15. My tax return is already spent – it went to pay medical and dental bills!

    #18
  16. We have to fix our truck with our tax return

    #19
  17. I follow you on twitter[pkbailey01] & tweeted

    http://twitter.com/pkbailey01/status/11256790897

    #20
  18. My husband had been laid off most of last year so now we are playing catch up with bills

    #21
  19. We had to spend it on medical bills.

    #22
  20. With my tax return I am going to pay off bills!

    #23
  21. We owe big time. My advice, don’t try to sell a house after it losses $80,000 in it’s value and then have to bring so much money to close that you have to take money out of your 401K. Not a good year. The positive thing is that the nightmare is over and now we are the proud homeowners of just one house.

    #24
    • Ouch. I’ve spent the last month looking for a house to rent and definitely noticed the flooding of the market. I’m glad it is behind you now, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.

      #24.1
  22. I’m a fb Fan – Jill L

    #25
  23. We already got our tax return back, and of course it went to bills :(

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    #26
  24. I follow on Twitter @pittsy82 and tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/11259793911

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    #27
  25. I’m a fan on Facebook (Nicole Pitts)

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    #28
  26. I subscribe via RSS Google Reader

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

    #29
  27. I’m going to treat myself to a manicure with my tax return!

    #30
  28. We are putting the majority of our tax return on the principal of our car so we can pay it off and the rest we will be using for vacation money.

    #31
    • Eliminating debt, especially something significant like car payments, is always a good idea. Many people fail to realize the impact interest rates can have on big debts.

      #31.1
  29. Follow you on Twitter and Tweeted – http://twitter.com/susitravl/status/11261290867

    #32
  30. Facebook Fan (SusanBenegas)

    #33
  31. We are using our tax return as a deposit on a new apartment initially until we get our security deposit back from our current apartment. It will really help with cash flow, then we will use it to buy one of our big pieces for our new baby like the nursery furniture!

    #34
  32. Not getting a return. My only advice is to read all the forms very carefully.

    #35
  33. I am going to take my$35.25 cents and buy myself a very nice present….maybe a dinner and a movie?
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

    #36
  34. I’ll probably just pay some bills with it

    #37
  35. Following MyMoneyPower on Twitter @yoshidoshi

    #38
  36. Spending my tax return on my gf’s birthday

    #40
  37. I’m not getting a tax return this year, but my advice to others is to not spend it all at once when you get it

    #41
    • Definitely a wise choice. I’m going to try to set a % of it away to savings. Use it to boost up my emergency fund. I know my timing belts are going to have be replaced in the near future.

      #41.1
  38. What will I be doing w/ my tax refund? Hopefully paying off my car insurance.

    #42
  39. i subscribe. pick me pls! Thx.

    #43
  40. I am going to put it toward a new computer.

    #44
  41. Following you on Twitter: rhoneygee

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/11264381656

    #45
  42. Facebook Fan: Rebecca Honey Graham

    #46
  43. I am paying off a couple of bills.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

    #47
  44. I need to buy more fabric dye so I can tie-dye more clothes to sell at my craft shows.

    #48
  45. I am using it for traveling to my job.

    #49
  46. Get your taxes done early!

    #50
  47. I’ll be using it for groceries.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    #52
  48. email subscriber

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    #53
  49. I’m not required to file a return this year so I’m not getting a refund…
    I’d love to win a target giftcard…thanks for the chance…

    #54
  50. I’d be using to get a new laptop!

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    #55
  51. @tcarolinep twitter follower and tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/11269879643

    #56
  52. FB fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

    #57
  53. I’m a subscriber.

    #58
  54. My sister and I are going on a trip to San Antonio (leaving tomorrow, actually), and we’re setting some money aside for our trip to Korea next year.

    #59
  55. I am not expecting a return.
    I just watch my pennies though so that I can save up for a vacation (even if it is just aroung the neighborhood).

    #60
  56. I’m going to pay bills with my tax return

    #61
  57. I got my return in Feb. and paid off some bills and took a small vacation.

    #62
  58. this tired mama needs a massage – rest toward bills
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

    #63
  59. We are not getting a tax refund, we will be paying, hopefully not too much. My tip is to keep an accurate record of all your deductible expenses if you itemize.

    #64
  60. I’m a Facebook fan.
    austma7@aol.com

    #65
  61. I’ll be using it for my move across the country to be closer to my family.

    #67
  62. My state return was small so that’s undesignated. The federal return is hopefully going toward a new car.

    #68
  63. Twitter follower ky2here1, here’s my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/11276028985

    #69
  64. I am not getting a tax return eaither :(

    #70
  65. FB fan of mymoneypower.

    #71
  66. We payed up on some bills and put away some for a rainy day you never know what tommarrow holds!

    #72
  67. I am a FB f an!

    #73
  68. I subscribe via google reader!

    #74
  69. I used 1/2 of my return to pay off a credit card and put 1/2 in my vacation savings account. So I paid a bill and will also have some fun.

    #76
  70. We’re going put most of our refund into a vacation fund! We want to go to Hawaii next year.

    I like using Turbo Tax (I used to do them by hand but I think Turbo Tax is more thorough). Thanks!

    #77
  71. Buy and stock a fifty gallon aquarium with tropical fish.

    #78
    • I’m trying to work myself up to a saltwater tank. I’ve had my 10 gallon freshwater for a few years. A fifty gallon sounds like quite the project.

      #78.1
  72. I think I spent mine on bills.

    #79
  73. We won’t get a tax return but feel happy for all those who will.

    #80
  74. Our tax return helped us get caught up on bills when my husband was laid off.

    #81
  75. Jacob LaFountaine

    March 29, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Keep your bills organized throughout the year

    #82
  76. Since I was recently laid off, I am using my tax refund to supplement my now non-existant income.

    Thank you. :-)

    #83
  77. thanks for the contest redoing our kitchen

    #84
  78. I’ve been unemployed two years now. Power outages in my area are frequent, so I’d like to buy some shelf stable food.

    #85
  79. We are not getting a tax refund this year. I donate to my church and to a couple of charities and I always give by either check or money order so I have receipts.

    #86
  80. Pay some bills

    #87
  81. My tax return is going straight to my car payment.

    #88
  82. Unfortunately, catch up on bills.

    #89
  83. pay off medical bills!

    #90
  84. We are paying down our mortgage with our tax return. Boring but necessary :-)

    #91
  85. Following you on Twitter @WendiP and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/WendiP/status/11289777404

    #92
  86. We are planning on using it for a down payment on a foreclosed house. We when then fix them up and rent them out.

    #93
  87. paying off some medical bills. with several rare medical disorders and neuroendocrine tumors, the bills are just piling up.

    #94
  88. We’re paying down our credit cards & addig to our health savings account with our tax return.

    As each of our credit cards are taken care of we plan to “snowflake” the payments that we would have been making on them into our emergency fund and/or invest them into gold or silver (depending on what the market looks like at that point).

    #95
  89. paying bills and more bills

    #96
  90. Mabey a small weekend trip. gbloganx@aol.com

    #97
  91. if i were getting a refund i would give half of it to my CITY WHERE I LIVE ITS A TOUGH WORLD OUT THERE NOW AND WITH ALL THE CITY SERVICES I HAVE USED OVER THE YEARS IN TIMES LIKE THIS ITS GOOD TO GIVE BACK !!!!
    THANKS DOUG

    #98
  92. We are putting our tax return toward a new washer & dryer.

    #99
  93. Unfortunately we owe taxes this year. My best tax advice is to try to break even by adjusting your withholdings so the government doesn’t have your money all year.

    #101
  94. Unfortunately I have to use mine to pay bills

    #102
  95. Not getting a tax return. I don’t like to give the government a free loan. Go to the IRS website and complete their withholding calculator to see if you are having too much or too little withheld.

    #103
    • Good advice. You are essentially giving the government an interest free loan. As long as you are careful with your estimations and have enough money in the event you underpaid.

      #103.1
  96. I am going to pay a bills.

    #104
  97. With our tax refund we are putting a deck on our house!! Saving $$ by doing it ourselves

    #105
  98. became a FB fan

    #106
  99. My tip is to calculate the best deductions so you are even and not letting the government keep your money all year. You could be making interest on that money in savings rather then letting the govt keep it all year long.

    #107
  100. WHAT IS A TAX REFUND…YOU MEAN THE GOVERNMENT ACTURALLY GIVES MONEY BACK

    #108
  101. We just deposit it in the bank.

    #109
  102. we’re going to use it towards a vacation this summer

    #110
  103. Responding to some previous posts:

    1) Anyone who worked last year is required to fill out an Income Tax Return,

    2) Each year, the calculation is different, however a single person earning less than $54,000 will receive a return assuming that they made no changes to their witholding tax percentage from 2008

    3) Everyone knows that we have a progressive tax system and 95% of taxes are paid by the top 5% of income earners in this country.

    Whether #3 is fair or not is not my point, it’s only a statement of fact.

    I am going to use proceeds to buy mutual funds or stocks:

    1) Citigroup at $4 per share! This company isn’t going anywhere, and if you have 20 years left, just remember where you got this idea.

    2) UYG is an ETF that tracks the financial industry, and can be purchased for $6.80 per share! The demonized, banking industry represented 30% of earnings in the S&P 500, and when the industry tanked, there was an over-reaction to the downside.

    Please recognize that Citigroup and UYG are household names that if you don’t know, you probably should.

    Best wishes to all,

    Alex

    #111
    • Thanks for sharing that tax information Alex. I’m sure it will come in handy for a lot of the readers.

      Based on my research, please correct me if I am mistaken, but about 55-57%~ of the federal tax share was accounted by the top 5% income percentile.

      While investment is out of the realm of my expertise, it can certainly be a wise choice. But as with any investment, whether it be in the stock market or large purchases like a house, should be carefully planned and examined. It seems that you have done your research.

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the discussion.

      #111.1
  104. We used it to pay off a bill and fund our spring break vacation this year.

    #112
  105. Our tax return is going toward some home repairs – this long hard cold winter took its toll on the outside of our house and property

    #113
    • Sorry to hear that. But the good news is that it looks like its finally passing. I can’t stand winter, and this long one has been particularly rough. Hope your home repairs go alright.

      #113.1
  106. We had to use our tax return to pay our property taxes.

    #114
  107. I try to do my best to minimize the amount of tax return I get (without having to pay in), as I’d rather earn interest on my money versus letting the government. So it’s going into savings; it will be ear-marked for a summer vacation if we end up going and if we don’t, it will pay off the last little bit I have on one of my last two credit card balances. Semi-boring, but I think it’s going to take our economy awhile to bounce back, and I’d rather be safe than sorry at the moment.

    #115
  108. My refund was spent before I got it – fixing up my house.

    #116
  109. We usually ear-mark our tax return for our vacation but this year we are having some landscaping done so that’s where the money is going.

    #117
  110. It was our intention to save at least one months worth o f income for “just in case” and purchase new living room furniture. We have purchased the furniture and unfortunately had to already use the remaining portion to cover monthly bills as my husband has been injured and is unable to work at this time.

    #118
    • Saving up income as an just in case fund is a great idea. Sorry to hear that your husband’s injury but a roadblock on that.

      Once you are able to fund that start off with a month’s income. When you feel comfortable with the habit, you want to pump that fund to cover a bit more. We recommend to save about 3 month’s income in the fund. This should be enough to cover you from the unexpected.

      #118.1
  111. We will be spending our tax return $$ on gear for our upcoming baby in May!

    #119
  112. following you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Leenburke/status/11316279187

    #120
  113. I am now a facebook fan!

    #121
  114. I am going to spend my tax refund ona new purse

    #122
  115. We plan on using it towards the principle on our mortgage.

    #123
  116. Since I’m self employed and income goes up (a bit) and down (a LOT!), I’m going to put my tax refund into savings for the future ‘down’ times that WILL come!

    #124
  117. I am putting it toward bills!

    #127
  118. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/11319835210 and I follow on Twitter cdziuba

    #128
  119. Carol P Dziuba fan of myMoneyPower on Facebook. Anyone

    #129
  120. subscriber in reader

    #130
  121. Our tax return will go towards our bills. I know, not very exciting. :(

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    #131
  122. I follow you and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/11320738325

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    #132
  123. email subscriber

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    #133
  124. Our tax refund is going to pay off medical bills.

    #134
  125. Our washer broke so we will be buying a new washer.

    #135
  126. I put it in my savings account

    #136
  127. I am not getting a return but my best advice is to research which benefits you can claim.

    #137
  128. I have an email subscription.

    #138
  129. I have received my return and have had work done on the car and paid down some bills!

    #139
  130. We saved half and spent half. We don’t get to do much spending on ourselves so it was a nice treat! :)

    #140
  131. I paid some bills with my tax return and also bought new laptop.

    #143
  132. I have already gotten my federal tax return. We paid our state taxes with part of the money, and fixed the air conditioning in our car with the rest — summer’s on its way!

    #144
  133. My wife is a CPA she makes us not owe or pay, so the tax return is uneventful.

    #145
  134. I just get a little tax returm. I will probably fill up my gas tank with it.
    smchester at gmail dot com

    #146
  135. I already got my tax return and used it to pay down credit card debt

    #147
  136. I will go shopping for spring/summer clothes, and save some for a rainy day.

    #148
  137. paying off credit card debt.

    #149
  138. paying off debt.

    #150
  139. Hmmmmm, what to do. This is a matter of a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. My angel says bank it, earn interest and save it for a rainy day. My devil says get a keratin treatment at the salon to have a frizz free summer. The angel will most likely win out because my inner squirrel always gathers nuts for stormy weather.

    #151
  140. What i did with my “return” was file it with the IRS. What I did with my refund was buy a new dishwasher.

    #152
  141. It won’t be difficult to figure out what to do with our tax refund. We have two big family weddings coming up. That will take care of any extra cash we have around!

    #153
  142. sign me up

    #154
  143. pay of bills and get out of debt

    #155
  144. We are actually putting our refund in savings as a rainy day/emergency fund

    #156
  145. I follow on twitter under the name JCHARRIES and tweeted at http://twitter.com/JCHARRIES/status/11343417146

    #157
  146. I subscribe to the myMoneyTree RSS feed by e-mail.

    #158
  147. We won’t receive a tax refund but we won’t have to pay additional taxes either.

    #159
  148. We are leaving are tax return in the bank for some backup security.

    #160
  149. No tax return here… The best tip is to owe money when it come to taxes. There is no sense in giving the government a free loan.

    #161
  150. My tax return was used to pay my insurance.

    #162
  151. we put the majority of it in savings & we bought a new camera with a little of it

    autumn398 @yahoo.com

    #163
  152. Haven’t done taxes yet, but if there is a return it will go into savings.

    #164
  153. fb fan (Cynthia Conley)

    #165
  154. Our tax return is going into the savings.

    #166
  155. We put it in the kids education IRA,

    #167
  156. Robin M. Candelario

    March 31, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Paying our car insurance; with 5 children and the 4th one beginning to drive; having our car insurance premium payments in the Spring always zaps our tax returns before anything else! Plus my daughter broke her foot and we are getting separate bills for that.

    #168
    • I couldn’t imagine making that may auto insurance payments, especially for young drivers. Hope your daughter’s foot heals quickly.

      #168.1
  157. We unfortunately have to pay a rather large tax bill this year. I would tell people to make sure enough is being deducted from your paychecks and to consult a tax advisor if something changes in your tax status.

    #169
  158. Half of it will go towards a bill, with the other half we will take a family trip.

    #170
  159. I will put it towards my credit card bills.

    #171
  160. I will use it for groceries for the next few months.

    #172
  161. Ours was spent on catching up on bills, buying baby stuff & taking the kids out for a night.

    #173
  162. We did get a tax refund and we used it all to pay down our credit card debt.

    #174
  163. When i HAD a job i would use the tax return money for…well selfish me, buying a pretty top again!

    #175
  164. Facebook Fan!
    name:Erin Mize

    #176
  165. Subscribed to myMonkeyTree’s RSS feed!

    #177
  166. We paid bills with it and bought some much needed summer clothes for our girls. Thank you!

    #178
  167. I still have to do my taxes, ugh!

    #179
  168. We got the first time homebuyers $8000 bonus. We put a down payment on our Ridgeline. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

    #180
  169. I am horrible with taxes so I don’t have any tips. I also am going to owe this year so I won’t be doing anything with the money.

    #181
  170. We aren’t expecting a refund this year. If we get one, we’ll put the money towards our Disney Vacation.

    #182
  171. I am going next Thursday to Anahiem California to watch the Twins play the Angels with my tax money

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

    #184
  172. Twitter follower – parkerozgood

    Tweeted – http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/11488250032

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

    #185
  173. Facebook Fan

    Parker Ozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

    #186
  174. I am getting a refund, but just barely. It should be just enough to cover a new pair of summer sandals.

    #187
  175. We will actually get to enjoy a family vacation this year!

    ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

    #188
  176. We’re planning on buying a new car

    #189
  177. Didn’t get much back…So I think I’m going to use it this weekend to have a fun time at the Mall of America with my best friend!

    #190
  178. I have to pay this year. My tip is if you’re collecting unemployment, have them take the taxes out from your weekly check.

    #191
  179. I became a fan on facebook.

    #192
  180. I am not getting one but i think doing something little with the whole family once a year with some of the money is a nice idea.

    #193
  181. New shoes, treadmill, maybe a kindle.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    #194
  182. We are going to use the money to pay down our credit cards.

    #195
  183. I plan to use it to help pay for a hearing aid.

    #196
  184. We will put the tax refund in the bank to make up for the money we already used to buy a piece of furniture and new laminate for our family room

    #197
  185. Ifollow you on Twitter (grandma3710)
    tweet here
    http://twitter.com/Grandma3710/status/11536636711

    #198
  186. I am a fan on facebook and I wrotw on your wall

    #199
  187. I am subscribed to your blog through Google Reader

    #200
  188. Well, I used the state refund to pay my city taxes and I’ll use the federal to pay other bills.

    #201
  189. I had to pay $3K plus penalties. My tip is, make sure your withholding at work is accurate! Our office accountant messed mine up.

    #202
  190. We are going to put it towards our vacation

    #203
  191. I’m going to put our meager refund toward our home equity line of credit loan!

    #204
  192. I’m a facebook fan

    Debra Ford

    #206
  193. I subscribe to your feed via google reader

    #207
  194. I’m going to buy new clothes, which I so seldom get to do!

    #208
  195. I plan on paying some credit card bills with my refund!

    #209
  196. I have to pay tax this year

    #210
  197. I paid off two of my credits cards with my refund…and I’m also buying a bike :)

    #211
  198. We have a lot of medical bills that will be using our tax refund.

    #212
  199. We used our tax return already! It went to pay off a cruise..every year we use the money to pay for a cruise for us, but next years will be used for a new roof being that this huge storm we just had caused a leak :(

    Gardenstatemom@aol.com

    #213
  200. We have already received our refund and paid some bills and saved the rest

    #214
  201. Pretty simple…I’m saving it.

    #215
  202. Our refund will go toward a new refridgerator. It isn’t very exciting but we need a new one badly. Thanks for the giveaway.

    #216
  203. I’m using mine on airplane tickets.

    #217
  204. Email subscriber.

    #218
  205. Thank you for the giveaway. Our tax refund has been received and is gone so I can share what we did with it.

    My husband and I was working temporary jobs and we used the money to pay off bills and pay up some bills to stay afloat for a little while. We also treated our children to some new things and we did treat ourselves as well.

    #219
  206. We dont get refunds-always have to pay since hubby is self employed.My tax tip would be make donations before the end of the year to Salvation Army or Hospice and ask for a receipt.

    #220
  207. Twitter following -tweet-http://twitter.com/SheilaBran/status/11574587005

    #221
  208. Facebook Fan

    #222
  209. Subscribed to rss feed

    #223
  210. Were using ours to fix the car and pay bills.

    #224
  211. The money I get back is going straight to paying the credit card. It’s been tough in our one income household. Thanks for the giveaway!

    #225
  212. We are going to pay off our credit cards and one of my student loans

    #227
  213. This year’s tax returns are going towards home repairs/improvements and something everyone will love… puppies! :)

    #228
  214. I am using my tax refund to pay off some bills so we have more money we can use each month.

    #229
  215. I am a fb fan

    http://www.facebook.com/myMoneyPower?v=wall#!/jeanette.huston?ref=profile

    #231
  216. I subscribed to your feed;-)

    #232
  217. I’m only getting a small refund this year, and I will spend it on new summer clothing.

    #233
  218. I payed off a large chunk of what i owed on my car and used the rest to open a savings account.

    #234
  219. I’m putting it towards baby gear for the little one on the way!

    #235
  220. We are putting the refund in a savings account for a rainy day.

    #236
  221. I’m not getting a tax return but I don’t owe either!!

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    #237
  222. I don’t work in the summer, so my tax return covers our expenses during the summer months.

    #238
  223. We’re going to pay our car insurance. Not too exciting, huh?

    #239
  224. We will be catching up on other bills with our very small tax return. Thanks!

    #241
  225. I’m paying bills with my refund.

    #242
  226. Saving it to pay property taxes in May.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

    #243
  227. I need to fix my sewer system. I know, it sounds so exciting.

    #244
  228. Its all going to pay bills.

    #245
  229. Mine will be going straight into my savings account!

    #246
  230. We are planning a move towards the end of this coming summer and we desperately need to replace some of our basic items such as towels so as mundane as the answer is that’s what I will be doing with my tax refund!

    #248
  231. I’m subscribed to your RSS feed in Google Feed Reader!

    #250
  232. I’m going to use it to go to the Dr’s. I need so much done and just haven’t the money. My co-pays and out of pocket are so high.

    #251
  233. My tax return has already been spent on a trip to Vegas last weekend.

    #252
  234. Would love to win!!

    #253
  235. Not getting a refund – and that’s my best tax advice. Set aside money in an account that earns you interest and pay in a little at tax time. No point in giving the government an interest free loan.

    #254
  236. We’re using it to pay down the principle on some existing debts!

    #255
  237. I follow you on twitter (@GMERRELL) and tweeted at http://twitter.com/GMERRELL/status/11620157746

    #256
  238. I subscribe to the myMoneyTree e-mail feed.

    #257
  239. no refund here,,my best tip is to get receipts for all charitable donations and keep them!

    #258
  240. Not getting a refund here, but my best tip is to make sure and double check your ss#! Get that wrong and you’re in trouble.

    #259
  241. Our refund is going to towards a new washer, and then if any is left, it’s going into savings.

    #260
    • Be sure to look into the Cash for Appliances program before you make that purchase. You can get a lot of money back from purchasing an EnergyStar washer.

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  242. Since I am unemployed,I am going to apply the money from my tax refund to my property taxes.

    #261
  243. I became a fan of myMoneyPower on Facebook.

    #262
  244. I became a fan of myMoneyPower on Facebook.

    #263
  245. We are going to put it in a 529 plan for our children’s college education.

    #264
  246. we used our tax refund to help pay down the medical bills we have from our 2 year old daughter’s health issues. it felt good to see that number get smaller!!

    #265
  247. With our tax return, we plan to buy new mattresses for our bed and the kids’ beds, and put the rest into an “emergency fund” for unforeseen expenses, such as car repairs or medical bills. Thanks for the giveaway!

    #266
  248. I’m following you on twitter (@guettel78), and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/11635340926

    #267
  249. I subscribed to your RSS feed in google reader: gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  250. Paying medical bills, mostly, unfortunately, is where our return is going.

    #270
  251. Mine will go to pay off a bill!

    #271
  252. I’ll be buying a new stove as mine is on it’s last leg.

    #272
  253. We’re combining our tax refund with the Cash for Appliances rebate program and getting a new dishwasher

    #273
  254. We were gonna get our electricity turned back on but we didn’t get it (though we were expecting it) because of a past creditor. Now we’re stuck with no electricity because of it.

    #274
  255. With all the tax changes this year, we’re getting A LOT back. So we’ll put it in the bank for now and then FINALLY get somebody to redo our bathroom so we can use the shower that’s been unusable for 2 years now. It leaks, but the tiles have to come out to fix the leak, but the tiles cover the entire bathroom. And the tiles are avocado which (thankfully!) no longer exist. So we’re looking at mucho bucks here!

    #275
  256. I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/11646134524

    #276
  257. I became a facebook fan – barbara wright

    #277
  258. I subscribe with google reader

    #278
  259. not expecting a refund this year; in the past, we have done home improvements with the return

    #279
  260. became facebook fan

    #280
  261. subscribed to rss feeds

    #281
  262. We got our tax return in feb&have spent it on mostly stuff for the house.Paint,carpet,molding,doors etc…

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    #282
  263. subscribe&tweet
    http://twitter.com/amyhd29/status/11648869088

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    #283
  264. fb fan
    amydelong

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

    #284
  265. I file for extensions every year. As I’m long-term unemployed, I will put the refund towards bills.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    #285
  266. i follow on twitter – js22222222 .
    tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/11649721820

    #286
  267. I’m a fan on facebook-Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222

    #287
  268. I subscribe to your blog’s feed via google reader.

    #288
  269. Our money is all going straight to bills! :(

    #289
  270. We will be paying bills but we arent getting a large amount back anyways so just trying to maintain.

    #290
  271. Following you on Twitter (id- checkkers) & Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/11651128433

    #291
  272. I Became a fan of myMoneyPower on Facebook, id-checkers casson

    #292
  273. subscribed by RSS feed. skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

    #293
  274. Just use it to pay bills.

    #294
  275. Shelley Mitchell

    April 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    We are going to pay of some bills!!

    #295
  276. Save for a rainy day.

    #296
  277. I’ll be paying bills with it.

    #297
  278. facebook fan Susan S.

    #298
  279. tweet 4/5
    http://twitter.com/maynekitty/status/11654139957

    I will use my refund to buy Christmas gifts and stock up on cat food.

    #300
  280. we are going to pay off a car payment

    #301
  281. rss feed subscriber

    #302
  282. I will use the money to decorate my new apartment:)

    #303
  283. I subscribe by email:)

    #304
  284. I’m paying off a credit card with my return

    #305
  285. tax tip: use a traditional IRA to keep taxes down. When you withdraw money by the time you are 59, you might be in a lower tax bracket and therefore pay lower taxes on that IRA than what you would have done now.

    #306
  286. I am not getting money back but if I was I would pay some bills.

    #307
  287. Francine Anchondo

    April 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I am going to pay some bills.

    #308
  288. We went to Europe with our tax return.

    #309
  289. I plan to pay dental bills with my tax refund.

    #310
  290. I am planning nothing special for the refund other than socking it away in the bank for a rainy day!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    #311
  291. follow you on twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Ardy22/status/11668036259

    #312
  292. facebook fan of you

    rich hicks

    #313
  293. subscribe via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    #314
  294. We might use our money to get to cheeseburgers from McDonalds (off the value menu).

    #315
  295. your FB fan

    #316
  296. Some is for summer camp for my son, and the rest goes into savings. Thanks

    #317
  297. fan on facebook.

    charity/ccboobooy

    #319
  298. I will be paying off some bills!

    #320
  299. My best tax tip is to document EVERYTHING!

    #321
  300. I’m subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

    #323
  301. Thanks for the giveaway…my tax refund is going towards the purchase of a new laptop.

    #324
  302. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/11674015042

    #325
  303. …subscribed via RSS-Yahoo.

    #326
  304. We always use our tax refund for a family vacation. This year is no different!

    #327
  305. Make a mortgage payment and save the rest.

    #328
  306. subscribed by reader

    #329
  307. I haven’t done my taxes yet. I’m kind of afraid to. My tip is to never entirely trust those online fill-in-the-forms tax helpers. Liberty Tax had some sort of setting that caused my 1099 not to be added in a couple of years ago. I ended up having to pay back taxes plus a couple hundred bucks in penalties. Do the math yourself!

    #330
  308. I am going to the beach with my return. I can’t wait!! I need it bad.

    rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

    #331
  309. Using the money to pay off bills.

    #332
  310. Buying the kids a swingset and small pool! Woo-hoo!! :)
    onefrugalmama [at] yahoo [dot] com

    #333
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