Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
We generally don't go out of our way to overpay, but we always do and get a decent return each year. I like getting the return because we almost always use the money on something that we've needed but didn't have the money for, or a trip, etc.
I'm not trying to be an ass, but why don't you do it yourself. I recognize the thrill of getting a big check. I also recognize that it is tough to save the money.
But I can't get on board with this type of saving. If you are a monthly paycheck guy, you can do the same thing. If you got $6000 return, just adjust your withholdings to get that money coming your way and then just set up a direct deposit to a savings. $6000 is serious money. $100 may not be worth jacking with but $6000? Wow.
If you NEED the money, you could have access to it. Kid gets sick, water heater blows up, car wreck, that type of thing, you can have access to the money. Even if it happened November-December, waiting till march-April would suck. You could theortetically borrow against it but then you have application fees and interest. I know the thought of .25% interest is not exciting at all. But NOT having access to $6000 is nowhere near worth seeing a big deposit come through.