Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

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Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by DaIceMan » Thu May 01, 2008 9:58 pm

Just curious how everyone was planning to utilize our economic stimulus payments. Mine was finally direct deposited today. I'm going to pick up my boys some new bikes, give my daughter $100 (at 16, a new bike probably isn't high on her list hehe) and pick up a couple medical bills that have been floating around too long.

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Any remaining funds are going into savings to cover the next crisis that always seems to arise at the most inopportune moment.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by bubba » Fri May 02, 2008 5:15 am

Pay off some doctor bills too, I wanted a new stove and frig thats going to have to wait till bonus time.

I might pick up a couple hard drives. Start buying my new rig a part at a time instead of all at once like I want to.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by Sporg » Fri May 02, 2008 6:58 am

Ours is going to help pay off a car early. Mama is working 1/2 time starting in September, so trying to pay off as much as possible before then.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by Apoptosis » Fri May 02, 2008 7:07 am

paying down credit card debt

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Post by stopthekilling77 » Fri May 02, 2008 7:42 am

paying off taekwondo lessons and finishing up paying off my car :D
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by vicaphit » Fri May 02, 2008 9:06 am

Build my first computer!

I finally have no excuse to not purchase all of the parts, my last escuse around tax return time was that I didn't get as much as I had hoped, and I had to buy an engagement ring, and I didn't end up having to buy one anyway.

It took all of my willpower to not blow it on a PS3 and GTA4.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by stev » Fri May 02, 2008 10:33 am

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by duplo83 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:37 pm

Come on people, this is a rare opportunity to do something fun with 'free' money!

Me? I'm going to enjoy spending every penny on plastic vapor lock, drywall, mud, tape, and paint! I don't know if the English language is capable of constructing sentences that would convey the excitement and joy that these purchases are creating inside of me!
It is going to be so awesome, I can't wait until I..................

Okay, fine. My plans are easily some of the most boring I can imagine. Please pardon my feeble attempts to cheer myself up.

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by ibleet » Fri May 02, 2008 12:41 pm

Well I'm self-employed so I end up paying in every year. My stimulus check was gobbled up by my income tax. No fun here. :(

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by DaIceMan » Fri May 02, 2008 8:09 pm

duplo83 wrote:Come on people, this is a rare opportunity to do something fun with 'free' money!
Trust me, paying off medical bills (or credit cards as was mentioned) IS fun. Not having that stuff showing up in my mailbox every month will give me more joy than you can possibly imagine.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat May 03, 2008 10:04 am

Ain't gettin nothin, we don't qualify, seems that the IRS doesn't count military retirements even though we have to pay taxes on them............... :shock:

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Sat May 03, 2008 11:04 am

Apoptosis wrote:paying off credit card debt
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by DaIceMan » Sat May 03, 2008 11:54 am

Well, we picked up the new bikes this morning. Oldest son picked out a Mongoose Air Assault Varial 20" BMX

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Youngest son went with the Tony Hawk HuckJam Frisco 20" BMX

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They went outside to ride after lunch... might not see them again for a while. :)
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat May 03, 2008 12:22 pm

They went outside to ride after lunch... might not see them again for a while. :)
win-win situation huh? :D
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Post by DaIceMan » Sat May 03, 2008 12:29 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:
They went outside to ride after lunch... might not see them again for a while. :)
win-win situation huh? :D
My 9 year old is just like ole' Dad. He'll be home for dinner for sure. ;)
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Post by dicecca112 » Sat May 03, 2008 12:56 pm

Combined with Graduation money (May 18th), I'll be buying an SSD, probably the OCZ 32GB or something similar to that in price range. Going straight in the laptop, and I'm just gonna laugh as Ubuntu flies
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Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun May 04, 2008 12:58 am

For me it looks like some long needed home repairs!
Maybe Sat. TV!?!
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Post by DaIceMan » Sun May 04, 2008 8:02 am

camaroguy1998 wrote:For me it looks like some long needed home repairs!
Maybe Sat. TV!?!
If you go with Satellite, let me know... I'll hook you up with a referral and save us both some money. ;)

I have DirecTV, and aside from some stupidity issues with "customer service", the actual service is great. My buddy has Dish network, and has had the same receiver for like 10 years. Good for reliability, but I'm more of a "New Stuff?... yes, please" kind of guy. He doesn't have any interest in HD. Guess once I get everything set back up in my basement I'll have to change his mind.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by XstollieX » Sun May 04, 2008 9:34 am

I am going to buy a 91 jeep wrangler. Stock for now but will be lifted and beefed up as much as the wife will let me. :)

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by bubba » Sun May 04, 2008 9:43 am

XstollieX wrote:...Stock for now but will be lifted and beefed up as much as the wife will let me. :)
So you're leaving it stock then :finga:
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