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6 Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Return Locally in New Jersey

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Receiving a nice chunk of change from your income tax return can be like a breath of fresh air. Of course the best advice is always to save, invest or to spend this money safely and wisely, but who says you can't take some money and have a little fun? If your pockets are fatter after tax season and you're looking for some ways to spend the cash, check out this list of 6 ways to spend your tax return right here in New Jersey!


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Six Flags Great Adventure


 
 

Six Flags Great Adventure is a staple Central Jersey amusement park that gets better every year. The Spring is one of the best times of year to grab the whole family and soar high in the sky on your favorite rides. All the food, games and fun can add up though, so if you just cashed in on your tax return, take advantage of this time to take a family trip to Six Flags!

 
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Jersey Shore Boardwalks


 
 

As the weather gets warmer, the "Jersey Shore" becomes our middle name. People flock to New Jersey's beaches for sun and fun, great food and games. Before the summer heat begins, now is the perfect time to plan your local beach vacation. If your version of heading to the Jersey Shore includes the boardwalk, amusements, food, games and rides, then Seaside, Wildwood, Pt. Pleasant or Ocean City are the perfect places to spend your tax return cash.

 
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Shopping


 
 

New Jersey is packed with extensive shopping malls and quaint towns with unique shops to suit any fashion. There's so much to choose from, and with our diversity in culture comes diversity in style. So if you're more of a spender than a saver, you're guaranteed to find a great place to get a head start on the latest trends.

 
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Atlantic City Casinos


 
 

Besides offering the possibility to turn your income tax return into a fortune, the casinos in Atlantic City have so much to offer from great shopping, relaxing spas, unique nightclubs, restaurants, shows and more! Let the entertainment whisk you away to enjoy a mini-vacation not too far away from home.

 
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Gas

 
 

The price of gas is astronomical and it has been for quite a while. People who commute daily to work or school should probably consider setting aside a chunk of money to spend strictly on gas. Doing this can free up cash for more desirable things and hopefully reduce stress when it comes to filling your tank.

 
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Beach House Rental

 
 

Let's face it - sitting in traffic and lugging the family, beach chairs, snacks, umbrellas and toys adds time and stress that takes away from your trips to the Jersey Shore beaches. With a beach house, you can relax and enjoy your time at the shore without all the hassle. From Cape May up to Sandy Hook there are several options depending on what type of New Jersey beach suits you best.

 

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