529 plan – College Savings

June 21, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I put the $300 designated for each of our two dependents in thier 529 plan. My half of ‘our’ money ($600) went to pay down credit card/home equity debt from a basement remodel project and to buy groceries and such basic stuff as new jeans, tennis shoes, socks and underwear.” Julie Marie, …

Love my family

June 20, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent most of my rebate check (about 75%) to pay down debt. The remainder amount was spent of kids toys and games.” Arif Malik, 39, workers’ comp underwriternorth bergen, nj

Hello stimulus check! Goodbye stimulus check…

June 18, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus learning a life lesson. I bought this king-sized bed (on credit) so that my boyfriend and I would have plenty of room to sleep. Of course, as often happens in relationships, a few months later we broke up. (Perhaps it was the curse of buying the big bed? Kinda like getting …

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June 17, 2008 0 Comments

“I put my whole check towards credit card debt reduction.” Chad Johnston, 31Tarpon Springs, FL

Thanks W&Co;!

June 16, 2008 0 Comments

“For Illustrative Purposes I pulled out some cash to display here. If it were not for this website we probably never would have taken any real notice of our “stimulus” payment… it went directly toward our outstanding credit card balances. I am never one to look a Gift Horse in the mouth (even one addled …

Disappointed Single Mom

June 16, 2008 0 Comments

“Wish I had good news like everyone else..but unfortunately I didn’t get my stimulus check..the govt. kept it..put it towards a student loan I borrowed back in 1990 for $2,500.00 that has gotten way out of control since my divorce in 1998. I can’t even tell you how much interest I’ve paid on this thing..I …

Summer Vacation

June 15, 2008 0 Comments

“I used 95% cent of it to pay debt for last summer’s 8400 mile family trip. We did invite my parents out to eat and to see the new Indy Jones movie. I should have used that money for debt too in retrospect.” Joel, 39, Communications SpecialistSt. Cloud, Florida

X rated

June 13, 2008 0 Comments

“I didn’t buy anything. My check was deposited the day before my employer said due to the lack of business to his park, he couldn’t pay me for the 2 week pay period. So basically it covered the paycheck I didn’t get. Which goes towards bills.” Wayne D., 46, SkateboardingCape Canaveral, FL

Confused But Stimulated

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“I was confused about the stimulus check. I thought the government was telling me to go to an adult bookstore and buy some toys for stimulation ! I paid some credit card debt instead and bought some cat toys with catnip ! =^..^= Meow” Gregg, 48, DisabledBellevue, NE

Payed bills and played too!

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“Thanks to good ol’ Bush I was able to pay off 2 high interest credit cards (so now I’m on my way to being debt free!!!Yay!) and I bought myself some Marc Jacobs “Daisy” perfume (because I had to!) and I bought a new cell phone and got rid of verizon wireless! I felt bad …