In a hairy pickle…

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“2 weeks after my much-needed sinus surgery in May my 2 year old son, whose nickname is Pickle, was scheduled for surgery to remove a rapidly growing mole (aka a hairy nevus) on his bottom for fear it was cancerous. It was only about 2 inches big, but due to the change in pigmentation, rapid …

Not Enough Help

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“In less than an hour on the phone I spent my check on bills. Just trying to get caught up so we can make it through these rough times, if only they would had sent $4000 more I would be caught up on our debt. We even managed to pay for our daughters’ graduation party. …

Our First Child

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“3 days prior to recieving my stimulus check, my husband and I had our first child. Without this check, I would not have been financially able to take any maternity leave. I used this check to pay bills that would have been covered by my paycheck.” Karen, 32, Inspections ClerkSpringfield, IL

Spinal fusion is expensive

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“While my friends got to use their stimulus checks for fun stuff, I put all the money toward medical bills from my back surgery in December (herniated disc), which I’m still paying off monthly.” Amanda Turner, 31Norman, OK


June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“Well this is a little different… My husband & I received our letter informing us Our Stimulus check had gone out… We were very excited.. We were going to go to a ‘Car Auction & get a car/clunker. Something to get us around so He can go to work… Wednesday my husband wakes me up, …

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

A real kick in the teeth…

June 29, 2008 0 Comments

“I got my check and a nearly equal bill from my dentist the same day. Flossing bites, but paying for fillings bites soooo much harder.” Kathryn, 23, WriterBrooklyn, New York

Dentist, Camp and Swing

June 26, 2008 0 Comments

“$900 check Spent $275 on summer camp Spent $280 on a ceder swing Paid $300 on overdue dentist bill. “ Nancy, 46, social workerLivonia , MI

Stimulate the Docs

June 18, 2008 0 Comments

“Our check went right into the savings account to pay for the upcoming medical bills from dental surgery and other medical expenses. Thanks GW for practicaly nothing! A family of 6 only got $900………whats wrong with this picture? I dont even think that would have paid for a family trip to the local adventure park. …


June 16, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, braces of course. All kids need ’em these days. My husband and I might get a round of drinks, too.” Samantha Brakefield, 40, TeacherBoise, Idaho