MY FIRST BICYCLE and an cheap ride to the beach

July 9, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, lucky for my parents claim me so they got the bonus. I’m not complaining though they bought the parts i needed to fix my dirtbike ($40), a dogpack ($30)and my first bicycle($175). Yes, my first bicycle. My dog loves the bike rides down to the beach (I make her carry everything in her new …

Nada for me!

July 8, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, well, well,…over the past few months I’ve watched about 20 professional co-workers with degrees in their fields fall victim to our flailing economy as the company laid them off, and I’ve experienced a paycut myself. Although I’m a full-time employee as well as full-time student (who pays for her own tuition in full because …

Blossoming into a lotus flower

July 7, 2008 0 Comments

“Dear Uncle George, Thanks for the new tattoo! I was going to put the rest towards my student loans, but then I got laid off, so thanks extra, you douchebag. love *shannon” Shannon, 25, unemployed writerBaltimore, MD


July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“I was hoping to spend the money on my 22 mo old twins and give some money to my 17yr old and my 19yr old…..but the IRS had different plans…I’ve been fighting with them since last year about my 2002 taxes I even went through the tax advocate and thought the issue had been settled …

I gave it right back to ’em…

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, the only frivolous thing we bought with our check was this little dress-up out-fit for our daughter. The rest went to a sky-high speeding ticket and court costs. So the government got thier money back. You’re welcome…” Jennifer, 25, Manager of a video rental storeSpringdale, Arkansas

NJ Land Of High Taxes

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, we really wanted to use this money to take a short vacation, but we thought that the New Jersey’s government would use the money better. “ Thomas, 45Winslow, NJ

Grandpa George’s sending Hubby to Kuwait

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“We got $600 from Grandpa George a few days after we learned that my husband is going to be deployed to Kuwait. Here’s the breakdown: $200 cash (Senior Chief says he’ll need it for baggage costs) $55 new athletic shoes for deployment $20 Pizza for our last night together for a long time The rest …

it was gone just as fast as it came

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“I don’t even know what I spent it on. I deposited the check in to my checking account, then it was gone! Es español: un poco de todo. I am pretty sure I stimulated the economy though.” gabrielle, 25, advertisingdenver, CO

Burning My Stimulus Check

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“I sacrificed my check to a gesture of political indignation. It made me feel better, is why.” Henning KO, 27, Freelance AnimatorBrooklyn, NY

Government has Something Wrong!

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“$1,300 of my $1,500 check went to my husband’s illegitimate child who doesn’t even carry his last name! The remaining $200 helped buy much needed clothing for my three children and some prescription medications. Still leaves on living on Food Stamps and searching for jobs to help fuel our one car. GET THIS: A Stimulus …