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 …

Grand-daughter’s Wedding

August 8, 2008 0 Comments

“Received $300. $178 for plane ticket to my Grand-daughter’s wedding. $40.00 for a new Marine uniform belt, spent the rest on food when I came home. Money well spent.” RosanneSanta Barbara, California

Single mom

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“as a single mom with no child support being paid over 11 years, i like most spent my check on bills so we arn’t homeless or with out electric or food….. it helped but isn’t going to solve the rising problem.” erin hewlett, 29, SCRfairfield, ohio

Stimulus not enough

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“We recently moved across country so we could live in a cheaper area. NOT! All our stimulus check went to buy gas to get my husband to & from work, and groceries. With all the rising costs we still can’t afford anything. It’s costing us over $500 just to get my husband to work every …

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

Privacy Fence

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“We used our stimulus check to help pay for a new fence that we put up in our back yard. We recently purchased a dog and are planning on children so that was a big priority for us. The check didn’t cover the entire cost of the fence, but we used $900 to cover a …

$1200 For a Family of 4

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I brought some much needed summer gear for our kids, Julia who is now 15 and Jake who is 13. Kids outgrow clothes at such an enormous rate it’s mind boggling. LOL! Also hubby and I after making sure the kids were taken care of brought ourselves some clothes. The remaining amount …

Catching Up On Bills

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“Being a recent widow I did the only thing I could do, tried to catch up on the bills I was left when my husband passed away. I don’t really remember what I specifically spent it on, I just know it didn’t go near far enough. “ JenniferRed Lion, OH

People are starving

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, considering everything in this world wet up in the past year- I spent it on food, and gas. What i don’t understand, is how the cost of living is rising, but we all still get paid the same. 60% of houses bought in sacramento, ca last year went into foreclosure. People are losing everything. …

Struggling Single Parents

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“I am a single mom of 4, no child support at all. I spent my stimuless (ha). On my kids. Food and unlforms for school. There is no way that this is really going to halp anyone with the way that things are today. I don’t even drive my car anymore, I can’t afford gas. …