OT: What Will You Do With Stimulus Money?

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psconn

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Better question would be, who on this forum actually needs it? If you can do other things than pay bills or purchase food, my opinion is you really don’t need it!
Hard to argue with that. The upper limit seemed a bit "generous". And since I am fortunate to really not NEED any help, I feel it is important to move these dollars to those that do.
 

MSGRET

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I will use it to pay my VISA bill, which was used to pay the IRS on our 2019 taxes.
 

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My wife and I are eligible and have already seen the deposit show up in our bank account. We are retired, and have very few expenses beyond food and insurance. So I am not sure how valid this payment is to us. I am sure many others are more in need. Still unsure of the ultimate dispostion of this cash infusion. We are grateful that we are secure, and just hope to continue to be able to find the few things we need in the grocery store. But our lives are relatively unchanged.
The payment is indeed valid. It's intent is stimulus. I don't think it should be put into savings. Spend it! Lots of ways to put the money to good use if you don't need it. Spend it locally in a small business that might be struggling, donate it to a food bank or other charitable cause that is doing good things for people that are having a hard time right now or if you have kids or grand kids send them to Disney when this is over.
 

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The payment is indeed valid. It's intent is stimulus. I don't think it should be put into savings. Spend it! Lots of ways to put the money to good use if you don't need it. Spend it locally in a small business that might be struggling, donate it to a food bank or other charitable cause that is doing good things for people that are having a hard time right now or if you have kids or grand kids send them to Disney when this is over.
Since I'm a retired vet that is 80% disabled according to VA, my wife and I WILL support the local economy here in Vegas. We already get curbside orders 3 to 4 times a week, so when our favorite casino opens we will go and do our gambling and eating in their restaurants. Almost 65% of the economy is gaming related here in Nevada, so if you support gaming you "pay it forward" to the other entities of our economy. If the casinos are open and supported, then the workers get paid and go out and support the other businesses.
 
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Bought a new washing machine because that magical sensor that knows when to stop the water from filling, decided to die and water flowed... everywhere. It was an old washer but the timing sucked.
 

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From all the small businesses a big THANK YOU! I hope others try to help out like this once everything is back open. I am a vendor in a small Main St store, sort of a tourist shopping town and this is obviously hitting all of us real hard and the bigger concern is if/when people will come back out to shop. About 90% of my sales are from this shop so if they close I don't know what to do with my business. (and just this one shop closing would impact about 10 of us)

Anyway I am lucky my husband still has his job and we will be ok. We mostly plan to do the same thing you are. We will give some to charity and as soon as things open up we plan to buy a new mattress and the rest will all be spent at local Main St type retail shops and restaurants.
Do you have a website for online sales? Maybe @temery might allow Boneyarders (including our friendly visitors) that are small business owners to post links to their sites temporarily.
 
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Do you have a website for online sales? Maybe @temery might allow Boneyarders (including our friendly visitors) that are small business owners to post links to their sites temporarily.
That is very thoughtful. I don't have a website any longer but do have a business Facebook page I post a lot of what I make and try to sell from there.
I realize right now though many people are struggling and can't shop, and those that do have some extra money are giving to charity and I support that.

PS: I can not receive/send any conversations/PMs on my account. Is that something you can fix in my settings?
 
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I can see your message, but there is no option to reply. Also when I try to start a new conversation I get an error saying I do not have permission.
Thanks for looking into it.:)
 
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Why would you say that it’s ridiculous
Because it's true! I'm not eligible, I make too much money according to the stipulations, but I am nowhere close to being wealthy! When the average 3 bedroom home in my town costs half a million dollars and we are taxed to death, the salary goes pretty damn quick!
 
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I am going to save mine for road trips to scout future UConn recruits. We didn't get much video on some of the newest recruits. That has to change. The boneyard demands it.
 

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