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Since: 5.9.02
From: Norwich, NY

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Most Americans know by now, but the federal government plans to give out a whole bunch o' money to us folks this year- just for filling out our taxes (and the fact that the economy is in the toilet, but that's a minor detail)

Most of us should get $600, $1200 if you're married, maybe only $300 if you don't have a whole lot of income. We THOUGHT that we'd be getting them sometime in May, but by some miracle, the government got their act together enough to start sending out the payments a full week or so early! (money.cnn.com)

So, who's following the government's advice and spening this on something worthwile, like pizza, beer, or a new TV (my TV COULD be better, y'know?), and who is going to spend it on trivial stuff like bills and savings?



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Since: 9.12.01
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We're blowing it on Rice, cooking oil, and flour.




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Since: 24.7.02

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Why save? Get crap interest rates and then you end up paying taxes on it. Either goes towards student loan payments, or hoarding items to sell on the black market.
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Since: 12.1.02
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Going towards credit card debt.
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Since: 11.5.03
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All going to pay my $1500 property tax.



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Since: 24.4.05
From: San Diego, CA

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It's paying for most of my trip to Cancun. What better way to stimulate our economy than to spend it in another country?

This isn't going to work. Too many people have old debt to pay.
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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With my state and federal refund.....VEGAS BABY!!!



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Since: 25.2.02

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Probably a Blu-ray player and a new receiver with HDMI inputs.

And maybe some Spaghetti-O's...
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Since: 12.2.02
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IRA, baby!




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If we get it in time - trip to San Diego is the 14th.

If not - pay off the credit card we use on the San Diego trip.



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One gallon of gas.
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Since: 30.1.02
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Going towards credit card debt.

Sadly, what he said...



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Since: 28.1.02
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We're buying a set of kitchen Cabinets made in Nappanee Indiana by the Amish. My Daughter's using hers for part of the payment towards her new Mac. My son didn't have income. (my children aren't allowed to work while in high school)



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Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

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Read it and weap, fella

So how is this supposed to work again? I mean, it's not free money from the sky, right? Where does it all come from?

Mrs. Freeze is due in August. So if I can get away with *not spending it on baby crap, I'm buying a digital turntable.





*I'll most likely be spending it on baby crap.



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Since: 7.2.02

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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    So how is this supposed to work again? I mean, it's not free money from the sky, right? Where does it all come from?


China.

I'm on a savings plan at the moment, so I'm putting mine in my savings account (and from there, I'll probably put it into a 3 or 5 month certificate, earning an APR of slightly-better-than-nothing).




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My wedding is shortly after the checks go out, so it is pretty much just going to stop off in our bank account on its way to the fine folks at Holiday Inn Des Moines.



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Since: 10.12.01
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I don't get your fancy-dan American tax rebates, but I still got a sizable refund this year.
- 3/5ths into savings
- just under 1/5th covered my auto insurance and tenant insurance
- the remaining 1/5th was spent on a recent trip to Calgary (I saw Hart House! Oh, and my grandparents)

And next month is a three-paycheque month, so I get another treat. I think I will celebrate by buying XP Media Centre edition and blowing away my Vista Media Centre PC. I just got a new computer at work; it's smoking fast and has inspired me to kick Vista to the f'n curb at home too.



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Since: 11.12.01
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze



    *I'll most likely be spending it on baby crap.


You do know you don't have to spend money on baby crap, right? You open the diaper and voila! Baby Crap!!




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Since: 24.3.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
Put it into savings.
Karlos the Jackal
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Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

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As a patriot (Mr. Boffo, why do you hate America?), I am going to spend it all as quickly as I can. I'm going to get a Copperphone mic and a Double Muff fuzzbox and a EWI 4000 MIDI wind controller if I can find a decent price. Oh, and a Marxophone (link plays music!), if one turns up on eBay.

--K

(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 27.4.08 0039)

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