Category Archives: Financial Freedom

Why the Ideal Tax Return is Nothing

For many young people, getting a big tax return is like Christmas in the Spring- a windfall you can use to pay off debt, invest, or throw at a big-ticket item. A lot of people treat it like found money, or a fun, beginning of the year bonus. Except it’s not. When the IRS gives you a solid chunk of change (and the average tax refund is about $2,800), what they’re really giving you is your money, back, after an entire year of using it interest free.

Three Ways to Play with Money for Prizes that Aren’t the Lottery

January 9, 2016, was a pretty historic day for America. The largest grand prize in Lottery history—$1.5 billion dollars—was divided between three winners. Of course, millions of others were somewhat disappointed with the results.   If you played for this historic lottery jackpot, your imagination probably went wild with the possibilities of how life would […]