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I realize this isn't going to generate a lot, of sympathy, but the problem with getting a tax refund back is there are so many things I can put it towards.

The first thing is the most logical - pay off some bills. However, I haven't gotten new furniture in over ten years, and I'm kind of due. Not to mention my poor, overworked, highly abused refridgerator is getting smaller every day. It's making noises Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson couldn't explain.

And then there's the littlest voice in my head that's telling me to be practical and open a CD with it.

I am frozen with indecision.

Date: 2012-02-05 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I totally understand your indecision...I was going to do wonderful things for me with my tax refund like give myself a little mini holiday at the local B&B, it's something I've been wanting to do for ages and it's been over eleven years since I've been on a holiday and that was more than enough justification, but in the end, the bills won out and instead of a mini holiday....

My tax money went to overdue Doctor and Dental bills, money on my GoCard (used to catch public transport here).

Signed up with a cheaper Mobile Phone carrier, and had to put money to the mobile service I have to be able to make calls until the new Sim Card gets here.

Bought petrol (something I have to budget for every fortnight) so it was nice to fill the car up before it started running on fumes.

Bought myself cigarettes, they damm expensive here .

Bought new Ugg Boots as my old ones were so worn and broken they were a safety hazard
Also spent money on a luxury nail polish that helps my stunted nails to grow. And I bought a couple of games online which was cheaper than buying cigarettes (there's a hint there Sarah, lol).

And the mini holiday at the B&B, on the backburner for now.

Good luck with your decision, I know I couldn't keep mine.

Date: 2012-02-07 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think those are very sensible choices, and it sounds like you really stretched your money out. That's great! Hopefully, I will be able to do the same. :)

Date: 2012-02-07 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Next time though, next time I'm gonna give myself that holiday (somehow) lol. As long as whatever you do, makes you happy, then it's all good :)

Date: 2012-02-05 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If your fridge is making those kind of noises, you really should replace it sooner rather than later, sweetie. Nothing's worse than having one go out on you unexpectedly and ruining everything in it.

Date: 2012-02-07 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's on the short list, because you're right. Way too much food would spoil if it conked out on me. :)

Date: 2012-02-06 06:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Get the fridge replaced. Seriously. If it goes, omg, the horror stories I can tell you from the two fridges that went out on me.

Furniture you can always rig up if it's bad or wait for a kick ass sale and finance it. A fridge is one of those things that if you need it in an emergency, it will end up costing you more.

I using my tax return on a new tv for my office (mine was purchased in 1998), dentist and doctor bills, and then whatever is left goes into the house and/or adoption fund.

Date: 2012-02-07 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The fridge is on the short list, but I'm def going on Craigslist for it, rather than buy new. I've decided the kids are getting a second Christmas. It involves new beds, a new, bigger TV with upgraded cable, and maybe a desk for the girl for homework. They've needed it for a while and I can shop guilt free because none of it is for me. Win-win. :)

Date: 2012-02-06 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hear you, there are so many things I can/want to do with the money. I want to set up an office so I need a desk/chair and printer. Then there's the fact that all my appliances are 13+ years old and I've been dying to redo the kitchen (new counters, cabinets and appliances) but that will cost a fortune. I want a new car (mine is 10+ years old) and need new carpets. It's like all the money is already spent before I even get it back. LOL

Date: 2012-02-07 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! There's so many different things I can do with it, it's almost like it'll disappear just as soon as I touch it. *flappy hands*


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