taking my “stimulus” across the pond

May 15, 2008 0 Comments

“I took my paltry $303 stimulus check and changed it into roughly £150 for my upcoming trip to London. that’ll buy my tube pass and at least a few pints of Strongbow… thanks Dubya.” Lizzie, 28Seattle, WA

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May 15, 2008 0 Comments

“My $600 will be funneled into Fiji’s tourism economy, as I have a week-long stopover there on my way home from 6 months of travel in New Zealand. Any leftovers will go towards the purchase of souvenirs (namely, bottles of rum) from duty-free! I don’t arrive in Fiji until late-June, although my VISA has already …

Traveling to Italy while being laid off

May 14, 2008 0 Comments

“We spent our check touring Italy! Since I was laid off in January, money has been tight, but luckily we were able to travel with some help from the government! Thanks US government for giving us money to spend in another country!” Tiffany, 27, Laid OffPittsburgh, PA

Road trip, garbage disposal & credit card debt.

May 14, 2008 0 Comments

“We took a trip to Utah for a weekend get-away and had a great time. Then we bought a new garbage disposal (woo-hoo!) and the rest of it will have to go towards a credit card bill.” Cheryl G., 29, Stay-at-home momBoise, Idaho

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May 13, 2008 0 Comments

“In preparation for an Italian vacation, I got some Euro. Buying foreign currency and spending it in a foreign country helps the American economy, right? Thanks George!” JeffSacramento, CA

Taking the money overseas!

May 11, 2008 0 Comments

“I am going to buy Euro’s for my trip to Italy this fall. “ Leigh Ann, 38, CounselorPhoenix, Arizona

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May 11, 2008 0 Comments

“My husband and I are going to Morocco and our stimulus check will help pay for the tickets! The video isn’t ours but it’s the best darn video of Morocco out there! Woohooo! Morocco here we come!” Alexandra, 28, StudentDFW, Texas

Yay, I don’t need to sell my soul for gas

May 8, 2008 0 Comments

“We paid for the pastor for our wedding and the dj for the reception…June 20th, here we come! Oh and the groom decided to use some for some last hurrah debauchery in Vegas. Thanks George! Can we get another $600 so we can buy a gallon of gas?” Nicki & Dustin, 32, admin asstSt. Paul, …

Music, grub, babies, and beards

May 7, 2008 0 Comments

“First I bought an iPod Nano to listen to while I am in labor in about 5 weeks. Then I spent some of the money on a ridiculous cereal shopping spree. A bit more went to some last needed baby items. And finally, about half of it is in savings for our trip to Anchorage, …

Vamos a la playa.

May 6, 2008 0 Comments

“Paid off the credit card purchase of a families worth of plane tickets to Panama, to visit my Dad and spend some time speaking spanish and napping on the beach.” GregPortland, Oregon