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Use Your Tax Refund Check to Invest in Yourself

March 25, 2019

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  • Tax Refunds and the Shutdown

    Like many of Americans, you may be anxiously awaiting a tax refund check coming to you soon. Just weeks ago, many were concerned as to whether the Trump Administration shutdown would delay the issuance of refund checks. The previous federal government shutdown was the longest in United States history, having surpassed 30 days. Many federal agency workers, including those within the IRS, were stalled. With the current stalemate between Donald Trump and the House leadership, there is a possibility of a future shutdown looming. Congress doesn’t want to fully fund border wall construction, and President Trump will not sign a spending bill without wall money.

    According to the IRS, the average tax refund is close to $3,000. When you do finally receive your refund check, you may wonder what should to do with that extra money? Many people consider spending their tax refund on a variety of things like paying off a credit card, going on a vacation, or maybe buying that gift that they never got for the holidays.

    Invest in Yourself

    Instead, why not invest in your “human capital” and increase your personal value? If you have a criminal record of some sort, this should be an easy decision. The dark cloud of a criminal record can prevent you from getting the job you deserve or the housing that you want, among other things. So, to give yourself the best chance of success in the new year, spend that refund check on an expungement or record seal service from a reputable law firm.

    Using your refund check to expunge your criminal record will ensure a pay off in many ways for years to come. There are many benefits to a criminal record expungement. Think of the larger paychecks and greater job stability that you could have. Consider a life without that negative stain on your past looming over your head. Removing a criminal record can not only greatly increase your self-worth, but it can also provide you with peace of mind. An investment of this type is truly invaluable, and many who have gone through the expungement process have only one regret: that they didn’t start the legal process sooner.

    Invest your refund check in something worthwhile now. Although it may be tough to spend wisely, don’t make the mistake of missing this opportunity. Try taking our free expungement eligibility test, and begin the process of investing in yourself today.

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