Friday, August 29, 2008

What did you do with your Economic Stimulus check?

Being as we are a married couple with 3 kids, we got $2100.

Original plan:
  • Half into savings
  • Half for our vacation
What actually happened:
  • 1/3 to fix our American-made car
  • 1/3 to fix our American-made children's American-made teeth
  • 1/3 for our vacation
So nothing to savings, but I'm glad we had the cash when those other interesting expenses came along.

I bumped into a New Albinite at the orthodontist's office a month or so ago. She was just getting her son started on orthodontia. Thanks to the stimulus check, she was able to pay for it all up front and save some finance charges.

2 comments:

Connie said...

I got $600 and I stimulated the heck out of the economy.

I purchased a fancy new digital camera, which I love now that I know how to use it better.

I paid for the name change back to my maiden name.

I paid for the CMT test.

I think there might have been money left over for a pizza after that, but all in all, I'm satisfied with what I did with my check.

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

Wow! You really made that $600 go far. :o)