According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, this year more Americans plan to save -- not spend -- their tax refunds than any year in the survey's nine-year history. The survey found 43.8 percent of those expecting refunds will stash some of their cash in savings, up from 42.1 percent last year. If you're fortunate enough to receive a tax return this year, consider following suit and putting it in savings. Here are some other financially smart uses for your tax return.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds.
This week is America Saves Week, an annual event sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America to encourage saving, debt reduction and wealth building. Use the following tips inspired by the America Saves Week website (http://www.americasavesweek.org/) to save money when budgets are tight.
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