23 Ways to Spend your Tax Return that can Make you Happy and the World a Better Place

23 Ways to Spend your Tax Return that can Make you Happy and the World a Better Place

My Money Cake was featured in a recent issue of Upworthy as one of the ways to spend your tax return that can make you happy and the world a better place.

Are you getting a refund?  Hope so!  And if you do, how do you plan on spending it?

Wouldn’t it be fun to make this money cake and give it to someone in need as a surprise?  So much more fun and creative than simply writing a check.

Check out Upworthy’s great list of ideas.  There are really some great ones that I plan to do.

How about:

  • Buy individual sets of flowers and visit a senior center to pass them out.
  • Find a cool and important project helping teachers and students on DonorsChoose.
  • Donate to a local nonprofit helping your own community.
  • Pay it forward in the drive-thru or grocery store line.
  • Buy new socks and feminine hygiene products to give to a homeless shelter.
  • Donate to Meals on Wheels, then grab a friend and volunteer.

It was such an honor to be featured in this great Upworthy article.  Thank you for reaching out Michael Calcagno.

If you haven’t heard about Upworthy, you should check it out.  Their mission is to change what the world pays attention to by featuring great stories about important issues to connect us and sometimes even change the world.  Because “we’re all part of the same story.”

Thanks for being part of my little story here at the creative life in between.

Cheers & Hugs,

41 thoughts on “23 Ways to Spend your Tax Return that can Make you Happy and the World a Better Place

  1. This is a great post to distract us from the angst of the world…yes, we can do something about it! I’m getting $63 back, and what a great idea to pass it on. I love Donors Choose and I haven’t contributed in awhile, so that seems like a good choice. (K)

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  2. What a creative and fun idea! And congrats on being featured in Upworthy! My mom made a money bouquet for my new daughter-in-law’s bridal shower, but I like the cake much better. I’m going to have to show her this for next time.

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  3. Sadly I will not be one of those getting a tax rebate! But if I did I would consider donating to a cancer charity – about 1 in 4 (25%) people in Britain will develop cancer at some point in their life… that’s shockingly high – there’s got to be something seriously wrong with the way we’re living…

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