Nothing original – but sorely needed !

October 26, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I have been caring for my elderly Mom for a few years and could not get away for an extended vacation. Unfortunately, Mom died in February. We used our stimulus check to take a 2 week vacation to Florida – visiting family and friends. We had a wonderful time and feel ready …

Brighton Beach Memoir

October 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I went to NY to see my sis!” Laurel, 57, TechOakland, CA

Magical Vacation

August 28, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus check to help pay for my trip to Orlando, Florida to go to all the Disney Theme Parks & Universal Studios 2 parks as well.” Luis, 26, Technical SupportHouston, TX

Gay Paree

August 19, 2008 0 Comments

“My stimulus will be used toward a trip to Paris I am taking with my sister later this year. Like many others here, I could think of no better way to spend it than in another country.” Claire W, 30, non-profit marketing directorHouston, Texas


August 8, 2008 0 Comments

“A trip to Hawaii! Yes, awhile back around x-mas one could get a round trip to Hawaii from LA for $290, Yes $290! A freak fare. Knowing that I was going to get the check, I went in Feb. The other $310 was applied to rental car, & tours there.” Paul, 46, teacherLos Angeles, CA

Family Reunion

August 8, 2008 0 Comments

“We went to our family reunion in Colorado and celebrated my Grandmother’s 95th birthday. For a week everyone pretended to get along and only drive each other a little nuts. The big splurge was on an upgrade on the rental car. Yet… I feel under stimulated. Since Iraq now has a budget surplus, maybe THEY …

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

Arts Education and Volunteering

July 19, 2008 0 Comments

“I spent my stimulus check on airfare to Nicaragua; I traveled to the city of Granada to teach art classes. I am a volunteer for a non-profit, Building New Hope (, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Granada, Nicaragua. To read more about our new arts education cooperative, please visit “ Mauren Antkowski, 26, Art …

Turned my Dollars into Euros

July 7, 2008 0 Comments

“Vacation to Dublin/London” Jamie, 26, AdvertisingChicago, IL

Weekend getaway

July 7, 2008 0 Comments

“my money went towards an amazing 3 day weekend in Newport, RI over memorial day!” Rachel, 27, advertisingJersey City, New Jersey