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Economic Stimulus Package and Rebate Checks 2008-02-14 04:03:20

News Flash: Bush Signed Economic Stimulus Package

While the idea of an economic stimulus package was introduced last month, the bill was just given the final sign-off yesterday by President Bush. He's calling the $168 billion package a "booster shot for our economy" and the bill includes rebates for individuals and tax breaks for businesses to promote spending by all. The checks will start going out in May but you have to file your 2007 tax return before you get the check. After you've filed your taxes there's nothing else you need to do to get your check, and if you receive your tax return through direct deposit than you'll get your rebate the same way. Now that we know the rebates are a sure thing, I'd like to know how you'll put yours to use — spend, save, pay off bills or invest?


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sundrops sundrops 9 years
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Save Save SAVE, since I'm looking for a job. =(
vanillakokakola vanillakokakola 9 years
Our first HDTV!
MsWalton MsWalton 9 years
I want to save most of it, and spend the rest paying off some ANCIENT medical bills.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
Mine is going to the credit cards, too.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
it will go toward my last credit card, and if there's any left after that, student loans.
Linny Linny 9 years
credit cards- no doubt I have a question though- will this 300 (or 600 or whatever it is) be taxed next year?
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Definitely paying off more of my credit cards. Sorry, no help to the economy from me!
verily verily 9 years
It's going towards either my school loan or a summer vacation.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 9 years
It's going into either my Roth IRA or will be split between my Roth and my MMSA.
emalove emalove 9 years
Some will go towards my credit card debt, the rest will probably be some of my spending money for my Key West vacation this summer.
Shaner825 Shaner825 9 years
Paying off the credit card... not the whole thing but its a step in the right direction.
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
Paying off credit cards. And student loans. :(
esmerb esmerb 9 years
Savings, paying off credit cards and new brakes. The joy of being grown! :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
YES! into the savings account. now i just have to file my taxes and PAY the government. blah. this check is much needed.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 9 years and probably a plane ticket home. assuming i get a fatty check, of course.
lcterp lcterp 9 years
Paying off my credit card!
lcterp lcterp 9 years
Paying off my credit card!
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
Towards my honeymoon.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
Towards my honeymoon.
GigglyGirl GigglyGirl 9 years
Right now a priority for my check will be putting it towards a new laptop!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:WOOHOO: I'm gonna use it to pay for me cruise in November. :)
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:WOOHOO: I'm gonna use it to pay for me cruise in November. :)
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