Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.
Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?
(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)
Let’s see… what would I do with an unexpected $50? Erm, that’s not a lot of money, so I’d probably take the kids out for a nice family dinner somewhere.
Now, if I had more money…. like $500, then I’d start thinking about maybe getting a TV and DVD player for each of the girls’ rooms. I am sick to DEATH of all the bickering over the television. The oldest constantly hogs it, and if she’s asked to allow someone else a turn, she huffs and sighs and very nearly creates a micro-hurricane inside the house.
Two TV’s (one in the living room, one in mybedroom), one computer, FOUR people…. Do the math.
Now, if I had a really big windfall, like one with all the EICs and mortgage credits and all that goody-good stuff… I would:
Buy the four of us Amtrak tickets and run away to Texas for a vacation with my mom. I’d take three or four books with me, ones I’d be sure my mom would enjoy, too. Buy new books about local information and history while there, then read them as we travelled back north.
I love Texas sunshine!
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