5 smart things to do with your tax refund

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Whether a check shows up in your mailbox or a deposit appears in your bank account, getting an income tax refund may feel like “found money.”Unfortunately, at least part of that tax refund is more like lost money. The last thing you want is to consistently get a sizable tax refund. It may feel like a bonus, but it actually is your repayment from the government of an interest-free loan you’ve made to Uncle Sam. While it’s been in his hands, that money hasn’t been available to earn interest or buy necessities for you.Because a tax refund can feel like a windfall, it’s tempting to use it to splurge on something fun. Every year, a host of personal finance articles recommend otherwise. Some of the common suggestions for wise use of a tax refund include:1. Build up your emergency fund. continue reading »last_img read more

Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione removed from position

first_imgFort Lauderdale Police Chief Rick Maglione has been removed from his position as the head of the department.Maglione has served as the police chief since 2016, when he served as the interim chief, before officially taking on the job in 2017.Karen Dietrich will serve as the interim chief for the time being.Maglione will stay on with the department in an unspecified role.last_img

Cricket News Chat show controversy has humbled me, says K L Rahul

first_imgBengaluru: India opener K L Rahul on Wednesday said the massive controversy over his casual remarks on women during a TV show has humbled him as a person.Both Rahul and Hardik Pandya were provisionally suspended for their loose comments on women during a popular chat show. Their bans were later revoked but they still face an inquiry. The off-field controversy erupted after Rahul endured a dismal run in the four-Test series in Australia.“It was a hard time no doubt. I mean, as a player, as a person, everyone has to go through difficult times and it was my time to go through that and I like I said it gave me time to reflect on my game, on myself. I have always been someone who takes things as it comes,” said Rahul after the second and final T20 against Australia.India lost the short series 0-2 but Rahul made a successful comeback with scores of 47 and 50. After he was sent back from Australia, Rahul was given the opportunity to regain form in the India A home series against England Lions and he made it count.Asked if the entire controversy has changed him as a person, the 26-year-old said: “It has humbled me a little bit and you know, respect the opportunity that I have gotten to play for the country. The dream of every kid is to play for the country and I am no different.“Just to value where I am, just to keep making opportunities count and put my head down and keep working on my cricket.”Also Read | IND V AUS: Australia scripts their own fate as they clinch T20 series 2-0Rahul said the India A stint under coach Rahul Dravid helped him immensely. “I got some time off from international cricket, so I could come back to India and reflect on what was not going right for me. Fortunately I got to play some India A games where the pressure is a bit less and where I could focus on my skill and my technique.“Got to spend a lot of time with Rahul Dravid, working on my game and chatting about cricket. He helped a lot in the five games I played for India A. The time I have spent in the middle has helped.  It is nice to be back with the boys and back in blue,” he said.Rahul hopes that it is a blessing in disguise that he courted controversy early in his international career.“I hope so. Things happen like I said. Four-five years with Team India . Learnt about the game, where I stand as a cricketer, as a person so just try to get better from there and be consistent and keep performing,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more