Can We Predict How You'll Spend Your Tax Refund?
By Nicole Mayer and Josh Foster / 02/04/2022 / Your Money
Ah yes, tax season is upon us once again. Ready to take a break from gathering information and filling out forms? Or maybe you haven’t started filing yet. Either way, take this quiz to see how you’re going to spend — or save — your refund.
Total up your A and B answer choices to see which category you fall into.
- You find an extra $20 in your old winter coat. Is it burning a hole in your pocket or will you save it?
a. Save it (hide it in a different pocket).
b. Spend it on something I don’t need immediately.
- Which tax evader are you a fan of?
a. Boston Tea Partiers, duh.
b. Al Capone, what’s it to ya?
- What is your go-to order on a fast-food dollar menu?
- How do you approach filing your taxes?
a. I’m really proactive and get my taxes done early.
b. It always sneaks up on me, and I file at the last minute.
- What kind of music do you kick off a road trip with?
a. Classic rock or oldies; I know every word.
b. Current trendy pop that I vibe with on social media.
- How do you grocery shop?
a. We’re sticking to the list and that’s it. Put. The. Chocolate. Back.
b. I didn’t think I needed oatmeal, but it was “Buy 3, Get 1 Free!”
- When you go out to eat, how do you like to order?
a. We’ll all start with waters for now, please.
b. Oh, appetizers? We’ll take one of each!
- How do you approach holiday shopping?
a. Wait, do cousins, co-workers and the weird aunt all get gifts?
b. You can’t put a price on friendship. You get a gift! And you get a gift! Everyone gets a gift!!
- When car shopping, do you want every perk available or is the base model usually good enough?
a. It’s just transportation, and I only need to get from point A to point B.
b. Give me the heated steering wheel, touch screens everywhere and GM’s Super Cruise!
- How do you lunch?
a. I bring a homemade sandwich or leftovers to work.
b. Let’s go out, I heard there’s a pop-up Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant behind the bodega!
- How do you snack at the movie theater?
a. I pack my purse and cargo pants with dollar store treats.
b. I need to hit up the concession stand for a tub of popcorn, candy and maybe a large slushie.
Now that you've tallied up your answers, see how you're most likely to use your tax refund this year.