Here's what you're not supposed to do when someone else's money winds up in your account.
The government sent me a check for 100 pennies. And I actually cared.
According to the government's lawsuit, the phony claims -- apparently processed by a single tax preparer -- were spread over some 300 accounts in several different banks.
Experts say refunds are a bad deal, but taxpayers, particularly the young, like receiving an annual windfall. Last year's average refund was $3,003.
The average refund is $3,164 this year, and most people plan to save or pay off debt. For those who plan to spend it, here are some suggestions.
What if you could take this year’s tax refund, spend every dime, then get it all back, plus 30%? Impossible? Not at all.
It's not often that we get lump sums of cash, and the temptation is great to do the wrong thing. Here's a quick checklist.
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