Investing in your own happiness is a wise financial decision. From academic studies to summer concerts, people define and access their feelings of happiness differently. Regardless of your definition, happiness is a healthy state of mind, and health needs to be nurtured in order to be maintained. Luckily for us, it’s tax refund season, and we have 3 secrets of how to invest tax refunds into experiences that keep us happy.
Eating dinner at a restaurant we can’t afford amounts to a moment and not a memory. Unfortunately, we’re not going to remember one meal that cost $100 on a Tuesday, and so maybe we should save the trip to a nice restaurant for a memorable time, like for a birthday. This year, use tax refunds to make average days memorable. Go to a concert, enroll in an art class, or work on gaining a new hobby that requires a few purchases up front, like gardening or cycling. After you pay up, the hobby will pay off.
Saving money is important, but we tend to lose sight of goals that are too long-term. For this reason, it’s wise to build your savings with a little room for play. Maybe save 80% of your tax refunds but know that 20% of it will go towards your dream vacation. Continue to add a little bit of funds to that dream every month, keep smiling, and you’ll find yourself in Fiji in no time.
There’s no need to spend your tax refunds on temporary pleasures. Instead of buying a new outfit or an expensive car, let’s use our tax refunds to invest in something that makes us smile for years to come. SmileDirectClub gives you access to professional-quality care in shaping your best smile without the time or cost of monthly medical visits or metal braces. For a one-time payment of only $1850 with Single Pay, or a low $250 down payment and $80 a month for 24 months and no credit checks with SmilePay™, you can have invisible aligners delivered to your door at a price you can smile about!