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Stimulus Check

June 13th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

I just received my stimulus check in mail. I was surprised to see it in my mail since I had signed up for a direct deposit. Now my dilemma is whether to help stimulate the economy or add it into my EF. I have always had a cheap cell phone (free phones) and still do but when I see the ads on TV about this new phone from Apple, it is very much tempting to go spend some of it on that phone.

Other option I have is to spend on some wardrobes. I desperately need some cloths for work.

For now, I will deposit in to my bank account and think through this for few days. I need to stay away from the shopping district over this weekend. How about if I lock my self in my apartment? That should help, right?

6 Responses to “Stimulus Check”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    i say do both. split the check in half. no all or nothing. thats no fun.

  2. JanH Says:

    I agree. Spend a tad, save the rest. Set an amount to have fun with and get some new duds. Or start that new phone fund with some!

  3. koppur Says:

    I agree, too. Spend some, save some. But be careful; those new phons from Apple are great, but the monthly plans are crazy expensive!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I saved all of mine!!

  5. C Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that if you hold off on the phone until July 11th, Apple is releasing an updated version of the iphone that will cost $299-399 instead of $600+.

  6. nosavings Says:

    I have decided not to spend my stimulus check for now. It will cost me $30/month more for that Apple phone. I will add this to my EF fund.

    Thank you all.

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