Post 1841

August 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I bought a Dooney and Burke handbag that I had been wanting forever. It was on sale, so I got $100 off. The rest I spent on my boyfriend’s birthday. I bought him shirts, underwear, jeans, and socks since he was laid off and can’t afford to buy the necessities anymore. I should have paid …

Some paella accompanied by a taste of Rioja wine

August 8, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent part of my stimulus check on a paella cooked with prawns, clams, lobster tail, chicken marinated in a citrus-y sauce, and chorizos de pollo and de puerco. Mmmm!!! To celebrate the paella we also drank a bottle of Eduardo Garrido Garcia wine from my great-uncle-in-law in La Rioja in Spain. (The stimulus check …

How I was stimulated

July 30, 2008 0 Comments

“Originally I thought I would save it for a rainy day. Then I thought I would add a lower cost guitar to my collection. I did buy one, but sold it to my friend at the same price I paid for it. I think the stimulus check really touched my heart and prompted me to …

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 …

Basic Necessities

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband was laid off of work for six months recently. I was very glad to be getting some much needed extra money to catch up on bills, put food on the table for my son and us, etc. “ Jennifer L, 32, HR admin/manufacturing/KCMOIndependence, MO

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 …

Beer Pong Tournament

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“I bought beer for my beer pong tournament. yeah bush!” Matt, 24, RecruiterBel Air, Maryland

Stimulus my arse!

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“Most of it to gas/food, some for vacation, most in savings!” David, 26Greensboro, NC

First Growth Bordeaux

June 26, 2008 0 Comments

“French wine! “ ChazBrooklyn, NY

Endless Birthday

June 22, 2008 0 Comments

“I took my girlfriend out for a series of nice dinners to make up for the fact that I was broke on her actual birthday. I only got $300 as I didn’t make enough money in ’07 to qualify for anything else. In the last 18 years I’ve gone from a $100K + IT worker …