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Put Your Tax Return To Work For You!



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ANCHOR LEAD: If you're one of the many Americans hoping for a sizeable tax refund… now's the time to think about how you can put that money to good use. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. According to the IRS, the average 2014 tax refund is just over $3000. Personal Finance Expert, Leah Ingram has teamed up with HomeAdvisor and says home improvement projects are most worthy of your refund dollar. CUT: (Ingram) You're investing in the value of your home, which could help if you have to sell your home. But also, you may make your home more energy efficient, which can save you money in the long run. SCRIPT: Ingram also says the investment can help add more comfort and ambiance to your home… while potentially increasing its curb appeal. She recommends doing your homework before beginning any home projects. CUT: (Ingram) You need to educate yourself on what things cost. I recommend you go to HomeAdvisor.com, click on their cost guide and get a sense of what people in your area are spending for certain home improvement projects. So you can see how far that $3000 can go. SCRIPT: For more information, visit HomeAdvisor.com. That's Newsbreak from HomeAdvisor.
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