Personally, I think this article failed big time in what people should do and
that is to NOT get a tax refund! Adjust your forms so you will get as close to
zero as possible. Why on earth should I give the government my money - interest
free? We should be in charge of our own money and put it away in our savings
accounts and tell it what to do instead of looking at a tax return as some sort
of bonus. Most of the 15 ideas listed are good as long as you are debt free and
have an emergency fund of 3-6 months in place.
The last several years we have always spent a portion on building our food
storage. This year that portion may go to food storage sollutions as we have
been able to build up the supply. Also my wife gets to tune the piano with the
return every year.