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Straka
05-14-2008, 03:20 AM
I'm kidding (drugs are bad kids) but I am curious what are people doing with their money?

For me it's apart of my negative net worth as an unemployed bum. Bills, bills, bills.

RLB
05-14-2008, 03:21 AM
Dental work. Really, is there a more fun way to spend extra money?

(Actually, I would've got the dental work anyway; I suppose I should just say "into our money market account" since we hadn't earmarked it for any sort of fun spending!)

Seaclusion
05-14-2008, 05:31 AM
Drugs are bad. Do like straka and invest in nasal spray.

I paid my rent with it.

Richard

Siddow
05-14-2008, 05:35 AM
http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/Havertys/1-2501-3289?op_sharpen=1&wid=315&hei=245

Yeah, stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

CDarklock
05-14-2008, 05:37 AM
Mine's going up a different orifice!

No, seriously, I'm probably not getting mine. I owe the Social Security Administration roughly $10,000 and they seize anything I'm supposed to get from the Federal government before it ever leaves D.C.

Well, I told them I wasn't disabled, and they didn't believe me. What was I supposed to do, not cash the checks?

Serenity
05-14-2008, 05:41 AM
I'll actually have to get mine first... sigh.

(I was supposed to get it-- according to the release dates-- last Friday.)

Seaclusion
05-14-2008, 06:10 AM
Mine's going up a different orifice!

No, seriously, I'm probably not getting mine. I owe the Social Security Administration roughly $10,000 and they seize anything I'm supposed to get from the Federal government before it ever leaves D.C.

Well, I told them I wasn't disabled, and they didn't believe me. What was I supposed to do, not cash the checks?

In other words, you've been shafted.

Richard

veinglory
05-14-2008, 06:11 AM
Savings account.

StephanieFox
05-14-2008, 06:36 AM
Much will go into savings, but some will, per the suggestion of a board member, so to my favorite Democratic candidates.

Rolling Thunder
05-14-2008, 06:40 AM
$99 gas grill from Home Depot. That way, I can cook supper out on the patio during hot summer evenings and keep the extra heat out of the house.

BenPanced
05-14-2008, 08:34 AM
I'm bein' mad crazy like Siddow and going for broke! I'm getting...a new mattress.

paprikapink
05-14-2008, 08:37 AM
That's been spent so many times already...it's a faint memory and we haven't even got the check yet.

Lyra Jean
05-14-2008, 09:20 AM
I bought a no basting quilting frame. And I put the rest in savings.

P.H.Delarran
05-14-2008, 09:36 AM
I'm getting a new windshield for my van, fixing the cat, and putting some in savings for each kid.

EriRae
05-14-2008, 01:55 PM
Doggie dental cleaning. :(

maestrowork
05-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Fake boobs. Not for myself, of course.

eldragon
05-14-2008, 02:34 PM
I paid off our only credit card with a balance.

Not exciting, but a good feeling.

Devil Ledbetter
05-14-2008, 02:43 PM
I spent a good portion of mine on a trip to Canada. So I've economically stimulated our friendly neighbor to the north.

johnnysannie
05-14-2008, 03:07 PM
Spent a portion of it on a generator so that we could have power in the wake of last Saturday's destructive tornadoes. Our house was not in the path of the storm but we spent several days without power and the generator helped me to keep our freezer full of food.

Since I've lost three freezers full of food in the last two years, the generator was a good investment and although I hope not, I'm sure we will use it in the future.

James81
05-14-2008, 03:26 PM
What was I supposed to do, not cash the checks?

lol For starters, YES.

johnnysannie
05-14-2008, 03:43 PM
Well, I told them I wasn't disabled, and they didn't believe me. What was I supposed to do, not cash the checks?

In a word, yes. If you knew you're not disabled and therefore not entitled to the checks, then cashing them was foolish because sooner or later, they're going to catch it and you'll have your arse in a crack, just like you do now!

Seaclusion
05-14-2008, 04:53 PM
Fake boobs. Not for myself, of course.

Of course. Just beautifing the scenery I presume.

Richard

Tink
05-14-2008, 06:04 PM
What money?

Southern_girl29
05-14-2008, 07:37 PM
Part of it is going to pay off a small loan we have. Then, we're going to buy a new mattress. Not very exciting, but our mattress is so awful, I've been sleeping in the recliner.

III
05-14-2008, 07:40 PM
I have four kids so it's just more water in the bucket with the holes.

James81
05-14-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm going to fill up my gas tank with my $600.

ONCE.

CDarklock
05-14-2008, 08:04 PM
If you knew you're not disabled and therefore not entitled to the checks, then cashing them was foolish because sooner or later, they're going to catch it

Can you guarantee that if I didn't cash them, they wouldn't still demand the money?

Because I spent many long hours at the social security office telling them I wasn't disabled and was in fact working full-time, and they just had me fill out forms and promised everything was being handled properly. Then I'd get a letter, and I'd open it thinking it would say "oops, we made a mistake" - and it would! The letter would say "oops, we made a mistake, you're supposed to get a bigger check".

So in my mind, I could either take the money and later have to pay it back, or NOT take the money and later have to pay it back anyway.

Besides, it was certainly useful in dividing the property for my divorce.

lakotagirl
05-14-2008, 09:57 PM
I'm either going to add a solar panel or buy a couple more batteries. I don't expect that I will ever be completely self sufficient, but the more energy I can collect and store, the less my monthly power bill is.

And the less my monthly power bill is, the more money I have in my pocket at the end of the month.

Gary
05-14-2008, 10:01 PM
After sitting in my bank account for two weeks, it will be sent back to the IRS as quarterly estimated taxes.

DWSTXS
05-14-2008, 10:07 PM
already got it. spent it. bills.

samgail
05-15-2008, 01:00 AM
vegas anyone?

eldragon
05-15-2008, 04:03 AM
vegas anyone?

Well, Vegas last December is what I had charged on my CC.


Or parts of that trip anyway.

Straka
05-15-2008, 06:09 AM
I'm going to fill up my gas tank with my $600.

ONCE.

Gas is already around 4.06 in parts of Connecticut. You see a lot of boats in people's driveways just chillin.

rhymegirl
05-15-2008, 03:17 PM
I don't have my money yet. I have to wait for it to get mailed.

But it will probably go towards home repairs or dentist visits.

johnnysannie
05-15-2008, 03:20 PM
Can you guarantee that if I didn't cash them, they wouldn't still demand the money?

.

Yes, I can. My mom worked for the Social Security Administration and I an guarantee that if the checks were not cashed, they would not have wanted the money back.

And if you had returned the checks to the office - or if the local office is incompetent, talked to a higher level of Soc Security folks - it could have been straightened out.

C.bronco
05-15-2008, 04:09 PM
I will pay bills.

DragonHeart
05-16-2008, 09:54 PM
About half is paying off my credit card balance from the show I went to last month. Figured I'd just pay for my friend's ticket as well, so that's about $140 right there. The rest is topping off my account since so little of what I make actually stays there these days.

~DragonHeart~

SpookyWriter
05-16-2008, 09:56 PM
I will pay bills.My nickname is Bill.

sassandgroove
05-16-2008, 10:13 PM
Well- we're getting nice refunds too so we had plans:

DisneryWorld in the fall
Garage Door Opener (including electrician to install outlet)
Exercise Equipment
Shower Door

It is turning out to look like:
Repairing cleaning gutters and redirecting rainwater hoping it stops the seepage in the basment...or then paying to stop the the leak in the basement
getting the AC serviced
other house type stuff
Hopefully still the other things.

Shadow_Ferret
05-16-2008, 10:44 PM
I spent all $1800 on a new home theater sound system.

That's because I'm patriotic and will do whatever it takes to help my country.

Seaclusion
05-16-2008, 10:57 PM
Oh say can you see........

Richard

sassandgroove
05-17-2008, 12:23 AM
...by the TV's early light...

Shadow_Ferret
05-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Hmm. I didn't get a new TV. Maybe that's why the economy hasn't rebounded yet. I thought for sure my $1800 would have jump started things.

sassandgroove
05-17-2008, 12:47 AM
I was just making a punny-
so what didja get? speakers? Projector? what what what?