What are you going to do with your Stimulus check?

@gangus2 (373)
United States
April 25, 2008 12:26pm CST
President Bush annouced today that the Stimulus checks will be going out next week. I am going to pay some bills off. Hopefully that will put more income in my home and help me stay afloat with the ever rising prices of fuel and food. What will you do with yours?
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@jskdjd (20)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I'm excited about it coming. Of course, we have already spent it on a large necessary purchase, but it will bring our 'cushion' back up a bit.
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank you for responding, I am glad to see that it has really given you a great gift, and I am sure it is a God-send for most of us. I know I am looking forward to it, even if I don't get to purchase something from my "wish-list". Thanks, again Karen
@jskdjd (20)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thanks for the nice response. :) It would be so nice not to have to worry about money all the time. It seems we just have no expendable income. It's so hard to grow just a little bit of savings.
@mollyrose (415)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I owe on student loans so apparently i won't be getting mine at all which has me depressed because as a single mother I need that money for gas and bills. The whole thing is unfair if you ask me I mean how can this help those of us who are poor and in need of the money but owe debts.
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Thank you for responding, and soooo sorry to hear that. You are right, that is completely unfair and it was intended to help those that are struggling, no matter what their situation is. I for one have been very lucky, I have not been able to find a job for over a year now (age, skills and geographics have alot to do with it), but here lately, the cost of fuel and food is taking its toll. I can only imagine how difficult it is for others' how are living on min. wage or were just making it before these prices started esculating the way they are, and so sad to say that there seems to be no relief anywhere, including this tax-relief package. Thanks, again sooo sorry to hear that. Karen
@musicman6 (2368)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Paying bills off is good, especially to eliminate interest they are charging you! At this time we don't need to be paying any extra money for finance charges, we are going to have enough trouble "staying afloat with the ever rising prices of fuel and food" as it is without paying finance charges on top of that! Mine is just going into a savings account, that right now is paying 3.25% interest! As a matter of fact, 55% of all my income is going into savings right now, and I am living on 45% of what I make!
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank you for responding, I think all of us are fighting the ever rising prices of fuel and food. I am hoping to pay off some bills which will put more free income in the home. Thanks, again Karen
• United States
26 Apr 08
oh i cant wait to get my check. i plan on paying a few months of my student loan with it. i know i am so far behing on bills. :(
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank you for responding. If you read the other comments, you are not alone. Most of us a juggling bills to make up for the higher costs of living that are on a continous rise. Thanks, again Karen
@cmm2020 (63)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Pretty much the same, catching up on some bills. With everything going on with the economy, kinda makes it hard to even think about splurging on anything.
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Thank you for responding, the president had hoped that it would stimulate the economy, however, 4 out of 5 have remarked that they will use it towards bills. So I don't see much stimulation there. Thanks, again Karen