But that was then, and my folks weren’t any different than most people on our block, who didn’t benefit from a good tax advisor. But in today’s world, with so much good (and often free!) advice, there’s almost no excuse for letting Uncle Sam have free use of your money. All it takes is a little calculation to determine how much less you should be paying in throughout the year so that you just about break-even by December 31.
That’s a great strategy for 2012. But if you are expecting a refund this year, from your 2011 taxes, let’s look at the worst and best ways to spend that windfall:
The 5 Worst Things to do with your Tax Refund
The 5 Best Things to do with your Tax Refund