Respondents agree that randomly finding money is the best surprise while getting a higher bill than anticipated is the worst
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Not all surprises are good ones, and after a tumultuous 2020, some Americans want to avoid them altogether – over half (54%) think April Fools’ Day should be cancelled this year. Respondents agree the worst surprises in life are all related to finances: getting a bill that's higher than anticipated tops the list, followed by owing money for taxes and getting hit with a late fee on a credit card.
As we look ahead to the new tax deadline, seven in 10 of those surveyed are hoping for a decent tax refund this year. The most popular ways consumers plan to use their tax refund is to put it into savings, invest it, make a credit card payment or donate to charity.
With people feeling optimistic about the future and looking forward to stepping out of their home, people are planning to spend some or all of their tax refund - 52% will shop for new clothes, shoes and accessories, and about half (46%) will use at least some of their refund to book travel.
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43% of respondents plan to put their tax refund directly into savings with the top reasons being for emergencies (74%), life moments like weddings or having a baby (46%), college (44%), travel (45%) and home upgrades (39%).
The most popular categories consumers will spend their tax refunds on are electronics (55%), clothing, shoes or accessories (52%), car repairs (48%), home decor (49%) and travel (46%).
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About the Survey
The online survey was conducted by OnePoll for 熊猫电竞排名今日 in March 2021 with a sample of 2,000 Americans.
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