ATLANTA, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next three weeks, most of America will be receiving a nice little bounty for filing their taxes. On average, each taxpayer will receive a tax refund check for approximately $3,000 according to the IRS. The number one question in most households will be, "How do we spend it?" That all depends on who you are apparently: 60% of Generation Y will head to the bank, while only 36% of Generation X will have the discipline to put it away. 54% of single men actually stash away their tax refund while 63% of single women find ways to spend it. To help make some wise choices when that check in the mail arrives, Atlanta-based nonprofit ROIministry.org has come up with a "Top 10 List of Smarter Ways to Spend Your 2013 Tax Refund."
Americans definitely find a variety of ways to spend that refund check. A recent study by Travel Leaders Group found that 43.8% of those polled say they would use some or all of their return on travel. Over 1/3 of Americans plan to spend it on a vehicle-related purchase according to a new study by eBay.
But what about those that want to spend it on something that has a little longer lasting impact than that all-inclusive resort vacation or shopping spree at the mall? A donation to a charity and nonprofit could be the best investment for impact you can make with that check from Uncle Sam. ROIministry.org challenged exhaustive research, strategic givers and the largest Christian foundations in the world. After a reviewing nearly 1,000 causes, the donor advocacy group has produced a list of the 10 most impactful Christian charities to invest in using your tax refund check:
TOP 10 SMARTER WAYS TO INVEST YOUR TAX REFUND CHECK - CHARITIES WITH THE HIGHEST eROI
1. You - Individuals have ability to increase giving impact substantially
2. 410 Bridge
3. Global Outreach Media
4. Faith Comes By Hearing
5. Legacy World Mission
6. Jesus Film Harvest Partners
7. Compassion International
8. Gospel for Asia
9. International Leadership Institute
To help taxpayers who want to invest their tax refund check wisely, ROI Ministry and National Christina Foundation (NCF) developed a website to give to the Top 10 Charities identified at http://www.roiministry.org
ROI Ministry, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization of marketplace Christians and church leaders who desire to make the greatest impact possible with their God-given resources. The organization does not charge fees and receives no compensation from ministries highlighted. 100% of all giving goes to the nonprofit's specific program that achieves the greatest impact per dollar. More details can be found at www.roiministry.org/taxrefund Media Contact: Tim Barker, ROIministry.org - 678-264-7587
SOURCE ROI Ministry, Inc.