Just enough to help me get into a new Apartment

July 1, 2008 0 Comments

“My check was only enough for the deposit on the new apartment I needed to move to since the one I was in skyrocketed $100 per month. :(“ Mark H, 33, Technical/ComputersLaurel, MD

Room to grow

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

” We needed an office and a guest room. Our Basement was unfinished but with our stimulus check we built them both. My husband did all the work we just needed to buy the supplies. Thanks Home Depot! “ Missy Hickcox, 26, Research/Biotech/Cheshire CTWaterbury, CT

The drains of home ownership

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I bought a new house in November 07 so we spent all $1200 buying different things for the house…a new shed, a new lawn mower (an unexpected expense since the red one in the pic died already), a patio set, a new grill and some of the wood needed for our new …


June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent mine stocking up my home with staples from BJ’s Warehouse and tried to save some but my car needed repairing at the cost of $400. I was planning on saving some for car repairs anyway. I stocked up because my mom and I are trying to make ends meet and she is disabled …


June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“Well my husband and I are planning to move at the end of August so we are going to spend our check to help us get a HOUSE! Plus paying off a few bills. I think this extra cash is a blessing and Americans should grateful. So…instead of slandering our President I’d like to say …

Staying Warm This Winter

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

“My boyfriend and I have spent our checks on the purchase of a pellet stove and pellets because we need to keep our little monster warm this winter. Last year it cost us about $300 a month to heat the house and we were still cold. We figured we would use the “welfare checks” from …

Bought Local – Made Locally

June 28, 2008 0 Comments

“Bought a shed – Purchased from a local business, Made in Pennsylvania.” Dan, 43, ClaimsAudubon, PA

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

Out with the Old, In with the New

June 26, 2008 0 Comments

“My wife and I have been married for almost five years now and we still had my old furniture. So we used our $1800 for a new living suit.” Prentice, 28, Auto ManufacturingMurfreesboro, TN

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, …