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Week 2
  • Rio Hondo 52 VS Brownsville St. Joseph 48
    Final
  • Roma 7 VS Laredo Nixon 27
    Final
  • Port Isabel 31 VS Hidalgo 13
    Final
  • Riviera-Kaufer 47 VS Monte Alto 28
    Final
  • Santa Gertrudis Academy 47 VS La Villa 0
    Final
  • Santa Rosa 21 VS Progreso 18
    Final
  • McAllen High 6 VS Los Fresnos 45
    Final
  • Brownsville Lopez 61 VS PSJA Memorial 7
    Final
  • Donna North 3 VS La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 31
    Final
  • Laredo Cigarroa 12 VS Sharyland Pioneer 34
    Final
  • Valley View 0 VS Rio Grande City 63
    Final
  • SA Reagan 20 VS Harlingen High 22
    Final
  • La Joya High 0 VS Donna High 16
    Final
  • Edinburg Vela 34 VS Brownsville Veterans Memorial 20
    Final
  • San Benito 31 VS McAllen Memorial 7
    Final
  • Raymondville 35 VS Lyford 20
    Final
  • CC Veterans Memorial 55 VS La Feria 14
    Final
  • CC John Paul II 36 VS Santa Maria 14
    Final
  • CC London 49 VS Marine Military Academy 13
    Final
  • Weslaco High 20 VS Mercedes 21
    Final
  • Weslaco East 56 VS Edinburg Economedes 14
    Final
  • Brownsville Porter 14 VS McAllen Rowe 40
    Final
  • PSJA High 37 VS Brownsville Rivera 21
    Final
  • La Joya Palmview 9 VS Edinburg High 28
    Final
  • Grulla 38 VS PSJA Southwest 6
    Final
  • Edinburg North 24 VS Harlingen South 7
    Final
Why It’s Not Actually Good to Get a Big Tax Refund Every Year

Why It’s Not Actually Good to Get a Big Tax Refund Every Year

If you’re getting a really big tax refund this year, we’re not trying to crush your joy. But here’s why it ISN’T always a good thing . . .

When you get a big refund, it’s usually because you had too much money withheld from your paychecks. Maybe because you filled something out wrong on your W-4. And it IS nice to get that big chunk of money.

But a lot of people end up using their refund to pay down credit cards, which rack up interest all year. And if you had a little more money in your pocket, maybe you wouldn’t have NEEDED to use your credit card.

Or if you REALLY want to be an adult about it, that extra money could have automatically been deposited into a retirement account. Here’s why it makes sense . . .

Let’s say you get paid twice a month, and got a really nice refund this year of $1,200. That means you overpaid by $50 per paycheck.

If you invested all that money and kept doing it for 30 years, you’d put away $36,000. But because of compound interest, you’d actually end up with a lot more than that.

If your 401K or IRA made 6% a year, you’d actually end up with about a HUNDRED-THOUSAND dollars after 30 years. About 60 grand of it would come from the compound interest alone.

(Bankrate.com)