The pitfalls of Refund Anticipation Loans


Anyone fortunate enough to be getting a tax refund will probably want that money sooner rather than later. But don't let your haste cloud your good judgment. There are a number of less-than-scrupulous outfits out there that are waiting to prey on your desire (or need) for quick cash.

One of my clients is a good example.

When she learned she was getting a refund on her taxes this year -- money she desperately needed to pay the oil bill -- it was all she could do to fight back the tears of joy. Last year, it had been a whole different story.

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