I assume many of you have received those checks from the government, the ones we are supposed to take out to stimulate the US economy. I write to seek out what others have done with those checks....because I am conflicted.
My nature is to take the check, and put it in savings (either starting our house purchasing fund even if not much, or in the kids college accounts) however I know that was not the reason it was given to me.
I could spend that money easily on things I want but do not need, replacing the Ipod that was stolen from me, getting some fancy no-space-needed dumbbells, etc. and so fulfill the intended purpose, but I am not sure I should yield to such conditions on the money...although why I feel that way is odd...if someone I knew gave me money and said, "go have fun, buy something you do not need" I would comply...but a faceless government? Do I have the same obligation to spend the money they give me in the same way I have to pay my taxes to them?
Or, I spend half and save half? It is a good problem to have to be sure.
So, what do you think, or what did you do? I could go either way, I am seeking counsel....unless the counsel is "too much to think about...just send it to me!"