By Michael Kay via

You received a tax refund from the Feds and maybe one from the state in which you live. Good for you, right?

Sure, of course… who wouldn’t like a check that adds to the balance in your bank account?

The amount of your tax refund could enable you to pay off or pay down lingering debt, add to or create an emergency fund, or maybe take a vacation.

With this money, you now have choices abound and a buffet of options available. It’s like a kid locked in the candy store overnight. Fun!

If your brain is titillated by the idea of turning the check into a shopping spree, you’re not alone.

The pleasure center in our brain is programmed to get all warm and fuzzy at the prospect of fun, rewards, and “stuff”.

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