Stretching your tax refund

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(KTVI) - Expecting a tax refund? Don't be so quick to spend it!  Investment, tax and all around financial professional Doug Kiffmeyer says put that money to work and lessen your financial obligations.

Here are five tips for using your tax refund:

1. Pay down debt

2. Finance your future

3. Start a gift fund

4. Prepare for unplanned repairs

5. Help your kids