10 ways to spend your tax refund

10 ways to spend your tax refund


Happy tax day! For those of us in the US who didn’t opt to file for an extension, congratulations on submitting your tax return on time!

In 2014, the average tax refund was $3,034, and the IRS predicts even bigger refunds this year. Haven’t yet decided what to do with your windfall from Uncle Sam? Here’s what $3,034 can buy for some of the world’s poorest people:

Curious to learn more about what you could buy with your tax refund? Check out The Life You Can Save’s interactive Impact Calculator to see how you can use your tax rebate to help the global poor.

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Rhema Hokama

Rhema Hokama is former Director of Communications for The Life You Can Save and holds a PhD from Harvard.

The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.