Don't wait for next year's tax refund... you can have it now!

No, this isn't one of those dumb headlines that's a lie and just meant to get you to read. It's actually true. Every year you wait for that nice fat tax refund from the government, right? Well why wait, when you can have that money in your hand now? Start filling your piggy bank right away instead of waiting until April.

If you're getting a big refund each year, you're having too much money withheld from your paycheck. So the government is taking extra money from you every two weeks, using it for whatever it wants, and giving it back to you in April without paying you any interest. How much sense does that make? Why are you letting the government use your money for free all year?

You need to reduce your withholding, and that's easy. All you have to do is go to your payroll department and ask to fill out a new W-4. You should also ask how many "withholding allowances" you're currently claiming. (This is easy for them to find out and they shouldn't have any objection to telling you.)