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I Buy Myself Presents With My Tax Return Money

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    This Year...

    I've estimated my tax refund to be around $1,000. This was using approximate numbers on a free income tax program (because I didn't have all my papers and stuff handy). I'm thinking, either an iPhone, iPod, or really fancy Blackberry...and perhaps a DSi when it comes out. The...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2009

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    Present!

    so i'm def. buying myself a nintendo DS with my tax return money. i've been dying for one & i think i deserve it after the year i had. i love video games! i know i'm corny.
    lovelost978 lovelost978 18-21, F Feb 24, 2009

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    One Thing

    I don't go on a shopping spree and waste it all but I do get me at least one thing I really want. This year was a new camera! Not exactly what I was hoping for but it does the trick. Maybe next year I'll get the really good one but I doubt it... too cheap!
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Its Fun

    We dont splurge most all year. We do have a bit more tax taken out than necessary. We file near the beginning of Feb and get back a sizeable refund and it goes streight towards a Carib/other Cruise. During that 2 or 3 week cruise we live like a Feudal King and Queen. Ahhhh.
    maninfl maninfl 66-70, M Nov 4, 2011

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    I Make My Wish List Every Year

    It's a fun list I start every January.  Sorta reminds me of  dreaming about my Xmas presents, when I was a kid.  Anything I want that makes me more comfortable and cheers me up.  Yep, I indulge..go for it..think big.  I earned every dime.  We...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    & My Family Of Course!

    Every year we say we're going to do the smart thing with our tax refund; pay some bills off, put money away, etc. NOPE! Well, we usually pay some bills, but blow the most of it on ourselves. Plan for this year, I'm getting my lucky #13th tattoo! Yay!
    TattooedMissez TattooedMissez 26-30, F Jan 17, 2012

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    Sometimes I have to buy my own "presents" because my parents are useless sometimes; they couldn't get me everything I could want despite that I write a list every year.
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M Apr 11

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    Black or White-"Some mother you are!" A stranger snapped at my mother years ago. "Bad enough you marry a White man. Then you teach your children to hate themselves!" The stranger...
    ShahirAnkara ShahirAnkara 22-25, M Apr 15

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    it feels really good to tackle the issues hanging over my head, and the solution is often so much easier than the fretting over the problem! good examples : filing tax returns...
    tryingtobeamazing tryingtobeamazing 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I never had any luck with getting away with anything, throughout my life, especially not when I was younger. I should have known better, but a few of us decided that it would be a...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Smart Relationships : My approach to build one . Atlast I permitted my boyfriend to enter in my life :) He will live with me in my house along with my family . Love these moments...
    rsushama73 rsushama73 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I drained 25 pounds of blood in one session of cutting myself in a hot bath.... It's stupid, life is hard enough as it is without me having to hide thick cuts, ugly scars...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Im wanting to run away with a group. Ive a car need ppl with plan or money
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    today me and a friend decided that we were going to get pizza after my class so we got a medium between the two of us cos she usually only has one or two slices. at first i only...
    likesthembig likesthembig 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you take a look at my life, everything seems perfect. I have a loving boyfriend, a very supportive mum, I enjoy the subject of my studies and my first novel has just been...
    WhiteTownGirl WhiteTownGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am jealous, jealous of his wife. He doesn't love her, at least, he tells me he isn't "in love" with her. I know there are all kinds of love. I know that he still loves her...
    2ndinline 2ndinline 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
    JonnoHo JonnoHo 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I understand why they are needed and for the most part, taxes don't bother me. Just this year and next year. I don't understand why dead people must pay taxes, didn't their year...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I've always eventually deleted and I've always eventually returned to EP, usually with a new username. :p
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I got in the habit of reading as a child. My mother read and she would take my brother and I to the library every couple weeks. We'd get books and we'd read them. my mother read...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Yeah! It's tax time! I made all of thirty thousand dollars this year and I owe federal and state tax! Between the two it comes to over a thousand dollars! Will my tax dollars...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    We hid everything from my father growing up. Everything would set him off. Here's a silly example. My mother would hide candy bars in a cupboard my father went in and she hid soda...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    17 F Texas looking for a "runaway" buddy. Guy or Girl. Text me @(832) 653-8650. Must be in Houston area and have a little money. Be prepared to walk a lot. We won't always have a...
    runawayhearts runawayhearts 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    17 F Texas looking for a "runaway" buddy. Guy or Girl. Text me @ (832) 653-8650. Must be in Houston area and have a little money. Be prepared to walk a lot. We won't always have a...
    runawayhearts runawayhearts 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    95% of all crime only exists because of money. Think about it. There are rapists, murderers, and money crimes. If we had no concept of money, if people just could share...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    "You pay money to drive on the roads, yet they raise the taxes whenever they're huilding a new one. They say your tax money goes to healthcare, yet you need to pay upto 100 dollars...
    LarsMartinJ LarsMartinJ 13-15, M Apr 10

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    YOUR LIFE IS YOURS TO DESTROY OR BUILD! The truthiest of all the truths is that you're the only person who has to live with yourself. It's all up to you to make yourself feel good...
    BetterWorldd BetterWorldd 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm happy to see how quickly different organizations are rejecting Indiana's new 'freedom of religion law' that makes it legal to discriminate against the LGBT community. The...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Sugar withdrawals will be the death of me.. I sincerely challenge anyone to quit sugar, seriously don't think you'll make it! It's strong! You would not believe it, it all started...
    LordoCreativity LordoCreativity 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This travel nurse job has really been a dream come true... I've been able to pay off $20k in debt in about 4 months. The problem is that traveling puts me away from my husband and...
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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      Its that time of the year... CATERING SEASON! I am fortunate, that I have been trained in MANY facets of the foodservice industry. A trained chef, bartender, server...
    BrianTheChef BrianTheChef 36-40, M 11 hrs ago

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    Yesterday, again, i promised myself to not gamble... I even asked my best friend to come to my work a hour before i was finished so he could "watch over me" and not let me go...
    iamlostinmydreams iamlostinmydreams 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    it's a usual thing for my mom to buy a dozen of toilet paper. Ideally, it should last a month or more. Unfortunately, that's not the case for my brother. On average, he consumes...
    jo107 jo107 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I know this sounds really stupid, but I have terrible issues dealing with guilt, and there have been so many times when I lay face down under the covers in my bed and think about...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Last night I phoned my dear friend Michael who lives in Brighton and he told me that after he spoke to me last time he racieved a phone call from my other dear friend to tell him...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 30

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    People say that money can't buy happiness. Those people either have never had money, or just have too much of it. Money provides, it provides a home, and food, and necessities, it...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Hey I know how to Screw the World up... Let Eveybody run around happy thinking everything is okay and good... YAY So wealthy man I can buy anything Out of no where... BAM a...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I lost my first love to cancer this year. Although we had broken up and both moved on long before he died he was a good friend to me before he died. In fact, he was my best friend...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Every day, every time I go to school I learn to become more and more ashamed of myself then I currently am. Everybody always has to point out the bad of me. Even the person I used...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Apr 2

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    I don't necessarily hate it, just hate the effects it has on people. Sometimes I wish the people that I love we're flat broke. Not poor, just broke. My mother knew I wasn't feeling...
    babyllove21 babyllove21 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    To be more specific...my partner and I are getting our first house. I know home buying is supposed to be one of the most stressful life experiences you can go through...but I didn...
    tuyetmeo tuyetmeo 22-25, F