Tax day is quickly approaching and everywhere you look, people are fighting over your “extra” money to get you to spend it on crap. Tax season sales, specials and in-your-face excuses are trying to coax that money out of your hand.

It seems like “if it feels good, do it” has become the standard of what is appropriate today. But it’s time for you move beyond that. It’s time to raise your standards… if you want to become part of that exclusive group of people who succeed financially in today’s world.

Nothing can replace the feeling of financial freedom, but sadly, 98% of the population will never know that feeling. The majority of people are waiting to win the lottery or to get their tax refund check – but the moment they have it, it’s gone!

Today I want to share 3 unusual ways to spend your tax refund that could seriously help your finances and make you feel better than a new pair of shoes. The joy of buying “stuff” is temporary, financial independence can improve your whole life!

  1. Pay off debt: Use that hard-earned tax refund to pay off your debt. Instead of continuing to pay interest on something you bought 6 months… or even years ago, use your tax refund toward eliminating your debt.
  2. Invest: Invest in your education, your business or even put a portion toward a new venture.
  3. Give: There’s a principle that has been around since the beginning of time, and it says if you give, you receive. You reap what you sow. A stingy man will be impoverished, but a generous giver will always have his needs met. I strongly recommend giving at least one dollar out of every ten you make. Since my husband and I began consistent monthly giving, our needs have always been met. In fact, we have found even more comes back to us.

So you have a choice to make today. Which side of this story will you be on? Will you be one of the “98%-ers” who will never know the feeling of financial independence? Or will you step up and make wise decisions that will set you up for long-term financial success? It’s up to you.

Listen, you and I both know our world is hurting today. There are millions of people who are struggling financially, and a lot of them are putting their hope in their tax refund check. But I believe the message you’re reading right now has the potential to help them to think bigger than a single refund check. I believe this can help them to cross over into that elite group of people who are living in financial freedom. So after you leave me your comments below, make sure to share today’s message with your friends.

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In great faith,

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