Arts Education and Volunteering

July 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus check on airfare to Nicaragua; I traveled to the city of Granada to teach art classes. I am a volunteer for a non-profit, Building New Hope (, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Granada, Nicaragua. To read more about our new arts education cooperative, please visit “ Mauren Antkowski, 26, Art …

Having a good time!

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“I used the extra money to pay for some expenses toward my son’s graduation from Boston College, including giving him some extra spending money.” Mary, 49Sandwich, MA


July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“I used my stimulus check for a second deposit I had to give to my landlord because of the state of the economy. He wanted to make sure he has some kind of security incase we couldn’t afford our rent and had to move out! Ha! My fiance’ used his to pay toward his student …

Student loan

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“Dept Ed student loan sucks but so does the interest….” Michael F, 43, Life Long StudentSanta Barbara, CA

Payin for school

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“We used the stimulus check for gas and for college tuition” Gail, 47, Administrator/Software Development/staffingAnn Arbor, Michigan

Health Insurance is a B*tch

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“Almost are whole stimulus check went to paying health insurance so we could continue to go to school, the left overs combined with our tax return paid for a new computer after our old one crashed” Kileen, 22, JanitorProvo, UT

No longer in debt??

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my check on a forbearance for my private student loans (Yes, I had to pay close to $600 for THAT). Thanks G-dub, for letting me put off paying my loans for another 6 months!!” Becky, I just got laid off, America!!GB, WI

Vacation & School

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“I am using my stimulus check to pay for my family rv vacation. The rest of it will go to me going back to college full time.!! Its great!” Brandi, 25, AviationLa Porte, Texas

Debt that doesn’t go away

June 28, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I didn’t get one. he had taken out a student loan some years previous and due to a job loss had to put it on deferment. Except they never deferred the payment. It went into default and Uncle Sam Garnishes his wages and takes OUR tax returns/Stimulus checks. Also, when we call …

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, …