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 …

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

Way to entrust Joe Public with 152 billion dollars

August 2, 2008 0 Comments

“[hand against forehead, perplexed] But Mr. President, we gave you that money to improve domestic social programs, fix our broken healthcare system, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and lower the cost of gas. Are we to assume that you can’t figure out a way to effectively use this cash so you are just giving it back …

Stimulate This

July 9, 2008 0 Comments

“I put almost all of our check to pay off credit. By the end of the year we’ll be debt free. I would bitch about how my husband and I, being in poverty, only got $647, but I won’t. Because I know this is only a 2008 tax refund advance based on 2007 (we owed …

Dwindling Debt

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“As soon as we receive our check, which should be here in the next few days, my husband and I are paying off our VERY LAST credit card!! Yay! We are still working on the mortgage, student loans, and truck payment, but hey, we ARE cutting down our debt!” Jessica, 25, American Taekwondo Association HQShannon …

Grandpa George’s sending Hubby to Kuwait

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“We got $600 from Grandpa George a few days after we learned that my husband is going to be deployed to Kuwait. Here’s the breakdown: $200 cash (Senior Chief says he’ll need it for baggage costs) $55 new athletic shoes for deployment $20 Pizza for our last night together for a long time The rest …

Not enough…

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“We spent most our check on bills that were months behind! And my husband and I actually got to have a date night…first one in almost 6 months! The rest went to our sons 2nd birthday and savings. But it won’t stay there long…we need a bigger house! So the stimulus helped but not nearly …

Bills Bills Bills

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“We just made some payments on the credit card and regular bills. Would have loved to buy a 50″, but necessities come first. It was gone before we knew it!” Mama and Wife, 25, SAHMSan Antonio, TX

Government Ruse, Stimulas check , Bah Humbug

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

” Thanks for the opportunity to express my experience. I have not received my check ,Nor will I . I got a letter form the IRS stating that it went to pay on a student loan I owed in 1991. The fact is ,I was exempted from paying the loan back in 2001 because of …

Thanks for the free money

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my $1500 on my credit card debt. It still has not been paid off but it put a dent into it. I hope to have it paid off sometime this year or next. “ Ray, 29, MilitaryLas Vegas, NV