It’s almost that time again…
The tax prep commercials have started and soon our mailboxes will be filled with letters, forms and statements we need to file our tax returns. Many of us will get a refund. While it may be tempting to blow all this money on a night out or new electronic toy, perhaps you should consider investing in your home. Many home safety devices have modest price tags. For the cost of a pizza and beer night you can equip your home with smoke detectors or extinguishers. For the price of a family movie trip you can install a better, more sophisticated peephole like the WideScope or replace your burned out porch bulbs with a motion sensor light.
It’s true that in recent years many families have used tax refund time as a way to catch up on bills or stash away a bit of savings. And there’s nothing wrong with that. However, as you start this year, if you find you’ve got a bit of “extra” in your wallet, why not start off with improved safety?