Unless you plan to do an extension, there is just over a month of time remaining to file your 2017 tax return. Many of you likely fall in one of a few categories. You have already filed, are still waiting to file or waiting until next season to file while others may have had the misfortune of losing their tax refund altogether due to a debt obligation. My question to you is how do you view your refund? Is it a bonus check that you can spend however you please? Do you feel it is a repayment of money you should have received throughout the year? The answer is much like many questions pertaining to finance, it depends.