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Feb 20, 2023

If you’ve prepared your taxes and know that you’re getting a refund, it may be tempting to spend it all at once. However, a tax refund isn’t a bonus check from the government. It’s money you worked hard for and should be treated as a regular paycheck. There are several ways a tax refund can be used. The key is to do what makes financial sense for you. K-State Research and Extension Resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says that might include paying down debt, building your savings and having some fun.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.