Fun fact: millennials get their taxes done early. In fact, according to Slice Intelligence, in 2016, 70 percent of Millennials purchased their tax prep tools before March, compared to only 15 percent of 45-55 year olds in the same month. Translation? Us youngsters probably have less money to pay back and more refunds coming. Let the shopping commence.
Now, before you blow it all on general life needs, take a second. Do some adulting and get the stuff you both need and want. So, instead of a pair of Louboutin’s you’ll never wear, think a good pair of work shoes or a vacation you finally have money for. Catch my drift? Here’s some inspiration:
I mean, if you’re really going to wear those Louboutin’s, go crazy. If you’ll end up just looking at them, scared to get them dirty (like most of us), go for a more realistic choice. And, of course, Buzzfeed has 26 options that are très chic.
Splurging (smartly) on a vacation may be the best thing you can do with your refund. Before you book your flight to Bali though, take a look at the Thrillist list of summer vacations that give you the most bang for your buck. You’ll be able to live larger when you’re away, and I can bet you’ll be the only one out of your friends going wherever you choose. I mean, the Himalayas? Couldn’t get any cooler (pun intended).
While we’re on the subject of traveling, getting yourself some good quality, well thought out luggage will save you so many headaches. Sure, you’ll be set for your vacation, but any work trip is also covered. And luckily enough, we put together a luggage essentials guide to cover all the bases. Yay compartments!
Something we all put off, this is the perfect time to splurge on house décor. Need some wall art? Great. How about a table centerpiece? Phenomenal. And to get you started, who better to inspire you than Martha Stewart?
Stuck in a meeting? Instead of pulling out your phone and receiving a not-so-great glare from your boss, take a look at your new, beautiful timepiece! Both practical and fashionable, it’s the best accessory you can buy. The Trendspotter has 18 watches under $500 to choose from.
A LEATHER JACKET
Nothing pulls together any outfit like a leather jacket. They go with everything, they can be dressed up or down, and they’re just warm enough for spring days and summer nights. The Zoe Report found several phenomenal picks, and we’re into it. Plus, with price points from under $100 to over $500, you know you’re set!
If you’re a music junkie but never splurge on seeing your favorite artists, this is the time to do it. Figure out who you want to see, and regardless of when they’ll be in your locale, buy yourself two tickets. You’ll definitely be able to find someone to go with you – and it’ll give you something to look forward to on those hard days.
A SPA DAY
After getting through tax season (and holiday season, for that matter), TREAT YOSELF! Whether you go after work or on a weekend, your body and your brain will get a little zen. Deep breaths. Spafinder to the rescue!
And there you go. Happy splurging!