I’m just gonna try my luck

July 4, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent half of it on lottery tickets and spent the rest on buying an internet for my grandson to do better in school. I reckon I should get a lot from those lottery tickets since I usually just buy 5 each week and I have won a couple of times anyway.” Leonard LaGuardia, 58, …

I bought a root canal, LOL

July 3, 2008 0 Comments

“My stimulus check helped me to pay for getting a root canal to to repair and save one of my molar tooth that was badly decayed and infected. I am happy because I need that tooth to eat good!!! “ Melissa, 24, Pet Care Specialist at PetSmart PetHotelHouston, Texas

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 …

New house requires furniture not a vacation

July 2, 2008 0 Comments

“I purchased a Table and four chairs and a living room sofa with my tax refund. My boyfriend purchased an entertainment center and maintenanced his car with his.” Susan, 36, Purchasing AssociateLawrenceville, GA

Thanks for the help with the Wedding Uncle Sam!

June 30, 2008 0 Comments

” The check helped us out on wedding expenses! We had just gotten marrid in March and when we got our check we promptly applied it to a credit card we opened for wedding costs like the cake and the ceremony fees… Thanks for the delicious wedding cake and a memorable ceremony Uncle Sam! 😀 …

I Blew It ALL…

June 27, 2008 0 Comments

“…on a lawyer. *sigh*” Ryan, FinanceLincoln, NE

Baby Nanny

June 25, 2008 0 Comments

“We are putting aside the money to pay for our 10-month-old daughter’s childcare. Our $1500 check will pay for about 6 weeks of care at 30 hours per week. Maybe a little will be left over so we can buy her some clothes that aren’t Mommy’s hand-me-downs!” SarahAlameda, CA

Groceries, investment, and strippers

June 20, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my $600 rebate on store gift cards at Albertsons. They matched it with a 10% bonus, so I got $660 to put towards my grocery bills. Since that was money I was going to spend anyway, I also transferred $150 to my IRA, $150 to my Roth IRA, $150 to Prosper.com, and went …


June 18, 2008 0 Comments

“Mom died. The money goes to a lawyer to settle her estate.” Robert, 45, ArmyRedlands, CA

Fine tuning my hunting rifle.

June 9, 2008 0 Comments

“I had the rifle I use I use for coyote hunting ‘smithed and accurized. I also threaded the barrel and added a flash suppressor- letting Uncle Sam buy the options that the Brady Campaign would hate. Tee-hee!” Eric Shelton, 29, FedEx courierTucson, AZ