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Smart Strategies to Maximize Your Tax Return and Grow Your Savings
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Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
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Tax season is not only a time for filing returns but also an opportunity to make strategic financial moves that can significantly impact your future. At Western State Bank, we are committed to helping you make the most of your tax return by offering a range of smart financial products and services. In this article, we'll explore some smart ways to maximize your tax return, with a focus on utilizing savings accounts and our rewards program to grow your wealth effectively.


1. Utilize High-Yield Savings Accounts
When you receive your tax refund, consider allocating a portion of it to a high-yield savings account such as Western State Bank's Money Market Account. By maintaining a minimum balance of $1,000, you can enjoy competitive interest rates and watch your savings grow over time.
2. Explore Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
Another option to consider is investing your tax return in Certificates of Deposit (CDs). CDs offer guaranteed returns at fixed interest rates for a specified period, ranging from a few months to several years. This can be a great option for individuals looking for a low-risk investment with higher returns compared to traditional savings accounts. Contact your local banking center for current CD rates.
3. Consider Youth Savings Accounts
For families saving for college or teaching children about financial responsibility, our Youth Savings Accounts provide a great starting point. With a minimal $1 minimum opening deposit and waived monthly maintenance fees for account holders under 18, these accounts are designed to help young savers learn the importance of financial responsibility while building a nest egg for their future education expenses. Related: Credit Building Loans, Ideal for Teens
4. Leverage Rewards Points from Debit Card Usage
Maximize your rewards potential by using our debit cards for everyday purchases. Every time you use your debit card for purchases, you accumulate points that can be redeemed for cash back, travel, merchandise, and more. Since our debit cards do not have annual fees or require ongoing payments like credit cards, this is an excellent way to earn additional rewards without incurring extra costs. A few small restrictions apply, so be sure to review all the details on our Western Rewards page.
5. Improve Your Credit Score
Use your tax return strategically to improve your credit score. Consider paying off or paying down your highest interest loans, getting caught up on past due bills, or reducing credit card balances. A higher credit score can lead to better loan terms and financial opportunities in the future. 


By combining these strategies and leveraging the savings options offered by Western State Bank, you can maximize your tax return, build a strong financial foundation, and work towards achieving your long-term financial goals.
For more information on our savings account options and debit card rewards program, visit our website or contact your local banking center for personalized assistance. 


Start maximizing your tax return today and pave the way towards a brighter financial future.

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