With Tax Day looming around the corner, this year why not invest in yourself? According to recent statistics released by the IRS, almost 40 million tax refunds worth nearly $125 billion had been issued as of Feb. 20, 2016. Are you one of those 40 million that will be getting a return this year? How will you spend your tax windfall, on a shopping spree? a vacation? or buy a new car? All of these things are nice and may be well deserved as a fruit of your hard work. But this year why not consider investing in yourself instead of paying the car dealer or cruise line?
Making an investment in your future may not be something that will give you the instant gratification of a new car or vacation. But think about this, when the vacation is gone, all you have are the photos to remember it by. Guess what, new cars eventually become old cars and they will need to be replaced or repaired.
So what do we mean by invest in yourself? Perhaps investing in yourself is paying off a credit card or putting more money into your IRA, both are solid investments in you. Maybe we should change the catch phrase to invest in your future.
Let’s face it, when we call your tax return a windfall, it really isn’t. According to Merriam Webster a windfall is, “a piece of unexpected good fortune, typically one that involves receiving a large amount of money.” Your tax return is not good fortune, it is a refund of money that you earned, not money that you’ve found. This year, why not invest in your future and the future of your family?
According to an article from the February 2010 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, the Great Recession spelled boom time for the Cleaning Industry Franchises. In fact, during the Great Recession 6 out of 10 of the fastest growing franchises were commercial cleaning companies. Why? Because everyone needs their trash emptied and toilet cleaned. During this same time, by conservative estimates, the United States lost 34.4 Trillion dollars in wealth. Losses to mutual funds, losses to retirement funds, IRAs and 401ks.
So this year, when you think about investing your tax refund, why not invest in a Jan-Pro Franchise? Buying a Jan-Pro Franchise is an investment that truly has no limit to your income earning potential. You can grow your franchise as large you want, based on how much work you want to put into your business.
Since 1929, the US has experienced 15 recessions all of which have caused loss of income, loss of jobs and general financial heart ache for families. This year, invest in yourself at tax time and purchase a recession proof Jan-Pro Franchise.