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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by martini161 » Sun May 04, 2008 3:58 pm

dicecca112 wrote: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 dicecca112 » Sun May 04, 2008 4:14 pm

my gnome uses less memory than xubuntu, I average 150mb of ram, with a VM going its more around 400mb. Still haven't decided on the exact SSD though. the OCZ performs a little less than most. I only need 3GB-5GB for my ubuntu install.
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Post by Sovereign » Sun May 04, 2008 6:11 pm

If I get one (I earned $5000+ last year from work and stocks) I will be putting it my savings account.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by KnightRid » Mon May 05, 2008 6:07 am

duplo83 wrote:Come on people, this is a rare opportunity to do something fun with 'free' money!
First, my old man comments
I WAS WRONG
This is NOT free money! This will get deducted from your tax refund when you file next year! If you are planning to use this up and then think you are getting a full refund next year, you will NOT!
END OF ME BEING WRONG :finga:
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by bubba » Mon May 05, 2008 7:07 am

KnightRid wrote:This is NOT free money! This will get deducted from your tax refund when you file next year! If you are planning to use this up and then think you are getting a full refund next year, you will NOT!

Actually it won't affect next years taxes at all according to the IRS website. I thought the same thing (due to the news) until a buddy showed me the FAQ on the IRS site.

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,, ... 03,00.html
Q. Will the payment I receive in 2008 reduce my 2008 refund or increase the amount I owe for 2008?

A. No, the stimulus payment will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by Apoptosis » Mon May 05, 2008 8:44 am

got me worried for a second... Thanks for clearing that up Bubba!

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by DaIceMan » Mon May 05, 2008 10:11 pm

Good link Bubba. I had read the same thing after the argument kept popping up at work. I had to see it for myself, and then print it out for the know it alls at work to shush them up.
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Post by alister » Tue May 06, 2008 7:58 am

I have not definite plans for my money. I will probably save most of it to cover the greatly increasing cost of filling my car up :)
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Post by DaIceMan » Tue May 06, 2008 4:06 pm

alister wrote:I have not definite plans for my money. I will probably save most of it to cover the greatly increasing cost of filling my car up :)
my boss joked that after the stimulus check arrived, we might be able to buy a tank of gas and swing by McDonald's for dinner.
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by bubba » Tue May 06, 2008 4:17 pm

depending on what you drive he may not be far off. :lol:
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Post by XstollieX » Tue May 06, 2008 6:10 pm

bubba wrote:
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:
That is entirely possible :finga:

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by KnightRid » Thu May 08, 2008 6:23 am

bubba wrote: Actually it won't affect next years taxes at all according to the IRS website. I thought the same thing (due to the news) until a buddy showed me the FAQ on the IRS site.

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,, ... 03,00.html
Q. Will the payment I receive in 2008 reduce my 2008 refund or increase the amount I owe for 2008?

A. No, the stimulus payment will not reduce your refund or increase the amount you owe when you file your 2008 return.
THANX bubba! I was reading ALL over the place that it would come out of next years tax return. It WILL kind of -
To summarize, the rebate that will be sent out in May 2008 is a credit to the taxes you’ll owe on 2008 income, but it is a new credit, so you don’t have to “pay it back.”
They made a NEW credit so if you idnt get enough they will even send you the rest of it next tax return time! If you got too much, you will NOT have to pay it back.

That quote is from - http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/20 ... x-returns/

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by aticotech » Fri May 09, 2008 9:00 am

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Post by Telpelin » Fri May 09, 2008 9:40 pm

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat May 10, 2008 9:53 am

well my plans changed last night o.o

checked my bank account and sure enough i got my stimulus check... it was $300.... half of what i'd expected (chalk it up to misunderstanding the print on the irs page, oh well)
so that sucked hardcore, but i decided what the heck, i'll have a little "government sanctioned party" as my and my buddies called it lol
anyhow so we're getting some pizza bites and cheese sticks into the oven and i notice someone brought in the mail and i have an envelope there...

my grandma sent her grandchildren $500 apiece....... :shock: :yikes:
my jaw seriously dropped.

so yeah i'm paying bills not DOWN, but OFF (yay!) and getting myself a copy of The Orange Box finally!!! maybe put a little $ away to start saving for a new GPU too :)
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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by Dreamcrusher » Sun May 11, 2008 10:51 am

I'm using it to pay off my bankruptcy attorney.

Just want to get it right back into circulation. You know, doing my part.

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun May 11, 2008 4:03 pm

stopthekilling77 wrote:well my plans changed last night o.o

checked my bank account and sure enough i got my stimulus check... it was $300.... half of what i'd expected (chalk it up to misunderstanding the print on the irs page, oh well)
so that sucked hardcore, but i decided what the heck, i'll have a little "government sanctioned party" as my and my buddies called it lol
anyhow so we're getting some pizza bites and cheese sticks into the oven and i notice someone brought in the mail and i have an envelope there...

my grandma sent her grandchildren $500 apiece....... :shock: :yikes:
my jaw seriously dropped.

so yeah i'm paying bills not DOWN, but OFF (yay!) and getting myself a copy of The Orange Box finally!!! maybe put a little $ away to start saving for a new GPU too :)
i <3 my grandma
That's some great news :P

You ever find out if you can properly take your taekwondo lessons next time they do a bunch?

Now you'll finally have some expendable income :P

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 13, 2008 9:50 am

stopthekilling77 wrote:well my plans changed last night o.o

checked my bank account and sure enough i got my stimulus check... it was $300.... half of what i'd expected (chalk it up to misunderstanding the print on the irs page, oh well)
so that sucked hardcore
How come it was only $300?

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Re: Economic Stimulus... any big plans?

Post by vicaphit » Tue May 13, 2008 10:45 am

Did you claim yourself as a dependent maybe?
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