WE ADULTS ALL KNOW WHAT MID APRIL MEANS - TAXES. ALTHOUGH OTHERWISE PAINFUL TO WATCH THE DEDUCTIONS FROM YOUR PAYCHECKS MOST OF THE YEAR, IF YOU HAVE PATIENCE (AND A SERIOUS REFUND) THE SKY'S THE LIMIT ONCE APRIL COMES AROUND. WE MADE A LIST OF LOGISTICAL THINGS AND LIFESTYLE THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR TAX RETURN (WITH THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BEING ~$2,300) TO HELP YOU GET THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

HERE'S WHAT WE BROKE DOWN:

  1. Send it to savings

  2. Pay off debt

  3. Fund your retirement

  4. Seed the college fund

  5. Invest in the stock market

  6. Kickstart your career (taking a course to enhance skills)

  7. Prepay your mortgage

  8. Use the cash to start your own business

  9. Home improvement

  10. Book a week long solo trip to San Francisco’s Mission District and back. Stay in this legit Airbnb while you’re at it ($110/night).

  11. Join SOHO House for a year and gain connections and work in style ($2,500 if >27 years of age)

  12. You and your significant other can each get an annual yoga memberships at Citizen Yoga ($1250 per person) in Detroit to make sure your mind and body are a priority.

  13. Staycation weekend for two at the newly built Siren Hotel’s  The Penthouse room (starting at $439/night) with dinner at Joe Muer Seafood ($$$$), a show at the Detroit Opera House (~$120 per person) and a nightcap at Candy Bar Detroit for starters.

  14. Rent this yacht ($1,000/day) and ride the Detroit River with a bunch of friends this summer!

  15. Spend two weeks with your soulmate backpacking in Peru (flights around $700 round-trip) to experience all of the food and culture this country has to offer.

  16. Take a weekend trip to Chicago and dine for two at Alinea ($500-$1,000).

  17. If you’re into sports, get a sick road bike (~$1,600) and sign up for a few triathlons this year

  18. Take a chance at MotorCity Casino, spend the night have a spa session while you’re at it ($300-$1,000)

  19. Donate your tax return to a local small business/charity/school/cause.

  20. Buy this spiffy couch from JoyBird (~$2,600)

  21. Buy a new Mac 27’ desktop computer because desktops are all the rage ($1,999)

  22. Step your Instagram up and buy a new Sony a7III for the best blogger photos known to mankind ($1,999)

  23. Relive all of your middle school fantasies with a trip to Harry Potter World ($275 pp + air/ accommodations)

  24. Finally buy a pair of those Chloe boots you’ve been eyeing ($1,380)

  25. Invest in a california king Casper Mattress ($1,195)

xoxo,

Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit

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