Is Your Tax Refund Just Sitting in Your Bank Account? 6 Smart Ways to Put It to Use

This story is part of Taxes 2022, CNET’s coverage of the ideal tax program and almost everything else you have to have to get your return submitted promptly, properly and on-time.

Tax time has handed, and the average refund clocks in at $3,012, for every the hottest IRS filing information. That’s a excellent chunk of dollars that could be place to great use. As a probable recession nears and inflation fees US homes practically $300 additional for every month on typical, your refund could help stretch your spending budget a little bit additional. But if you don’t need to have this money for hire, expenses or everyday essentials, there are wise techniques to use it to strengthen your economical health. 

No matter whether your tax refund is sitting unused in your bank account or you are continue to ready for your dollars (this is why your refund might

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Gun control really works. Science has shown time and again that it can prevent mass shootings and save lives.

Mourners take part in a vigil at El Paso High School after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, August 3, 2019.Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 children.

Earlier this month, a different 18-year-old man dressed in tactical gear and livestreaming on Twitch, fatally shot 10 people in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities described as a racially motivated mass shooting.

Already in 2022, the US has seen 27 school shootings and more than 200 mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a Wednesday press conference suggested that mental health concerns are in part, responsible for the rise in mass shootings over the past few decades, but scientific research doesn’t support those claims. Experts have repeatedly shown that mental

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