Ironic, don’t you think?

June 18, 2008 0 Comments

“I am going to pay for a lawyer so I can file bankruptcy! Hey, at least I get to keep the house. I know I’m making light of this, and I shouldn’t, but it is the truth.” Marcus, 49Fort Wayne, Indiana

Gas, $300, Rent, don’t ask. Working at NASA? Priceless.

June 17, 2008 0 Comments

“OK, I didn’t buy the Space Shuttle. But I did buy gas, which got me from Colorado to Florida so I can do a summer internship at Kennedy Space Center. Now if only that paid a little more, I could break even on this deal, but as a credit card commercial would say, the experience …

School Leadership

June 14, 2008 0 Comments

“My stimulus check was used towards my second Master’s degree in School Leadership at the College of St. Rose. I believe this was a HUGE investment in my future! My first class is focusing on the real importance that school leaders do to create and manage school culture. “ Nilsa, 27, EducatorQueens, NY

Paying Back Student Loans

June 13, 2008 0 Comments

“I have 5 kiddos and am paying off THREE advanced degrees…I was behind on my student loans & just found out I lost my job due to declining enrollment in our school district! So….almost caught up but now no job 🙁 Just paying back the government for what I borrowed….for another 30 years! Yippie!” melinda, …

Summer CTY Program

June 13, 2008 0 Comments

“I am spending mine in a couple weeks to purchase books, supplies, travel and lodging for my brain child’s CTY program to better her education and help get her into a great college when she graduates from high school.” Bev, Legal AssistantSomewhere in, Vermont

Money well spent

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“I used my stimulus to get two brand new tires and an alignment that i needed badly, i bought a camera and i have some saved up for a kit that i need when i start school in the fall. “ Novelyn, 22, Pitt County Memorial Hospital/ Patients Transprter PT/ StudentGreenville , NC

School school the golden rule

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“Well I guess you could say I bought my education…I spent my ($300) stimulus check on a portion of my summer tuition. I figured either I could go on vacation or get 3 classes closer to graduation. Thanks America, thanks!” Tiana, 24, studentAtlanta, GA

I Got Ripped

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“HI, My name is Michael E. Ries. I live in Rantoul, Illinois. Since I am default on my student loan I don’t get a stimulus check. The govt. claims that they applied the money to my loan. The govt. has been taking both my and my wife’s income tax returns for almost ten years and …

The Price of Tuition and Books

June 12, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, my husband and i split our $1200 dollars. My $600.00 went to my daughter’s college summer school. My husband spent his. It seems that books for college students keep getting more and more outrageous in price. We want our kids to be educated but the price of books! Everyone is looking to make a …

Sweet Justice

June 10, 2008 0 Comments

“I’m studying for my masters in environmental policy at American University and am using my rebate to help pay my student loans. Given how anti-environment our current administration is, I love the idea of this money being used to help further my career in this field.” Andrea C, 27, Grad StudentNorth Bethesda, MD