It’s oh so Pathetic

December 6, 2008 0 Comments

“Because i just found out i was losing my job in september due to yet another factory closing it all went toward bills. I guess i should be happy i still have utilities and food for now but as a single mom of three with no job the expenses and bills keep piling up. i …

Preparing For The Worst

December 6, 2008 0 Comments

“I stashed my $600.00 stimulus check in my money market account to prepare for when I am replaced by an unqualified H-1B Visa worker. I received my notice last week that I have to train my replacement to take my job away from me. I wonder how the training will go since the person I …

Spread Thin

December 6, 2008 0 Comments

“I had a plan – 60% to bills & 40% to savings. When I got the check, it turned out to be more like 70% to bills and 10% to new clothes and shoes for the boy and 10% on food and gas and $50 church donation, which is about five months worth of what …

Buying American

December 6, 2008 0 Comments

“I went out and bought 2 Smith & Wesson pistols. I put the money back in to circulation, I bought an American made product and I demonstrated my support for the Constitution of The United States of America. “ John, 52, Network AdminEdison, NJ

We bought a stove

November 2, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I decided to spend our stimulus package on new appliances for our kitchen. It was part of a renovation we did to update a 1950’s style kitchen.” Hilary, 34, Project Manager-PublishingSalem, MA

Oh what a relief it was

October 28, 2008 0 Comments

“I bought a tank of propane for winter fuel oil and paid off small extaneous debt so I can focus more attention on the larger ones having a greater impact on the debt.” Gail, 48, managerBernardsville, NJ

Post 1869

October 28, 2008 0 Comments

“With my stimulus check I was able to get my car payments back in order, which was only a couple of hours away from being repossessed. Without my car I wouldn’t be able to make it to work to make any money! It really got me out of a difficult situation. “ KryssaMadison, WI

Nothing original – but sorely needed !

October 26, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I have been caring for my elderly Mom for a few years and could not get away for an extended vacation. Unfortunately, Mom died in February. We used our stimulus check to take a 2 week vacation to Florida – visiting family and friends. We had a wonderful time and feel ready …

Brighton Beach Memoir

October 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I went to NY to see my sis!” Laurel, 57, TechOakland, CA

Iron Man Rules

October 19, 2008 0 Comments

“You know, there’s some things that are just too frivolous to buy with money you had to earn yourself… You just can’t justify it. But with free money? I got Iron Man.” Tom Fisher, 39, Computer RepairLansdowne, PA