Fewer workers plan to use their tax refund to pay off bills, and more plan to use it for savings, indicating stronger faith in the economy, a survey of 3,900 people by CareerBuilder found.

Thirty-six percent of workers plan to put their tax refund in a savings account, up from 34% last year. Forty-six percent will use the money to pay off bills, down from 56% last year.

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