Tax Refunds Happy Tax Day! 5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Celebrate While You Wait For Your Tax Refund Read the Article Open Share Drawer Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Written by Elle Martinez Published Apr 15, 2019 - [Updated Apr 16, 2019] 3 min read It’s over! Taxes are done! Congratulations on knocking that big goal out! If you’re like us, you probably feel good right now. When my husband and I finished our taxes we were relieved because we finally crossed that off our to-do list. I admit that when saw we were getting a tax refund, we celebrated. Nothing fancy, just a drink around the fire pit while enjoying the night sky. While you wait for your tax refund to get deposited, you should go out and celebrate your win. If you’re looking for ideas on what to do, here are 5 budget-friendly ways you can kick back and mark your big win. Have a night out. If it’s the two of you, go for an extra special date night. Maybe find one of those hole-in-wall spots you’ve heard about, but never had time to visit. Or you could hang with the guys/gals for a fun evening. Check out a local or college band. Skip those pricey tickets and instead see if you can discover a new band about to blow up. If you have a college or university around, check out the venues in the area for upcoming shows. You may find a new band to love! Enjoy a free or cheap festival. With the weather warming up, you may want to go ahead and check what’s happening in your town. This month our city is hosting several beer festival and events which we’re going to check out. Your local paper and news stations will usually have a section sharing what’s going on. Explore the art scene. Many towns have special day or evenings where you can visit the museums and galleries for free. Take advantage of those. You may discover a new artist to follow. Over here in Raleigh (and other places), the first Fridays of the month usually have something going on. Get back with nature. With the trees and flowers blooming, now is a great time to be out and about. Spend a day exploring a new trail by bike or go on a hike with a friend. If you’re close to the water, make it a beach day. Might not be able to surf yet, but you can kick back and enjoy the sunnier days with a good book or an intense game of volleyball. Hope these ideas inspire you to take some time out to enjoy getting your taxes done without breaking your budget. If you’re getting a tax refund, make sure you have a smart plan in place on how you’re going to use it. Set aside a big portion to boost your savings, invest more, or pay off debts, but don’t forget to also use some of it for fun, like a summer vacation! If you’re using a money application like Mint, it’s easy to set up a quick budget that will help you balance taking care of your big goals and setting aside some fun money. If you still need to file your taxes, don’t worry TurboTax has you covered and you can e-file until 11:59 pm tonight. TurboTax will ask you simple tax questions and give you the tax deductions and credits you’re eligible for based on your answers. Previous Post Spender or Saver? Tips For What You Should Do with… Next Post Tax Refund Realities and How Americans Spend and Save Their… Written by Elle Martinez Elle helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second. More from Elle Martinez Visit the website of Elle Martinez. Follow Elle Martinez on Facebook. Follow Elle Martinez on Twitter. Leave a ReplyCancel reply Browse Related Articles Tax Planning Travel to South Africa With Your Tax Refund! Tax Deductions and Credits All The Single Ladies…Put Your Tax Deductions Up! Tax News E-File is Now Open: Why You Should File Your Taxes Earl… Tax Tips Are State Tax Refunds Taxable? Tax Deductions and Credits I Claimed Exempt, Can I Still Get a Tax Refund? Tax Refunds Why is My Tax Refund Not What I Expected? Life Overpaid Tax: Why It Matters to You Life Overpaid Tax: Why It Matters to You Taxes 101 Can I File Exempt & Still Get a Tax Refund?