posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:37 AM
So i personally didn't receive a stimulus check. Im still a collage student and a dependent of my parents, BUT a lot of my friends all received
stimulus checks for around $600. Well They were given to boost the economy! help people pay off the debt they have accumulated due to the higher cost
of food, gas, and most goods in general. To even the playing field against the rising cost of oil.
Sounds good in theory. BUT everyone i know just blew the money! They all know that hey had a set income, they were making and had planned on making
that same amount of money at work. So they get a big check. Everyone i know blew it on useless RETAIL. to the Corporates. Bought a nice new LCD TV.
(about one months wages), put a down payment on a vehicle, just to set them selves up for very large payments for a nice new car, Bought a ton of new
This upsets me, Im American so i feel i have the right to say this, Americans are HORRIBLE WITH MONEY! they blow it all on stuff we don't need
instead of paying off the $300 electric bill, and the $200 Cable/Internet bill.
The majority of Americans spend gobs of money on entertainment. If its not the TV, the cable that goes to that nice TV, the nice couch to sit on while
watching that cable on the TV,...etc..i mean come on.
does this not strike anyone as absurd? We should have a required class in high school that teaches HOW TO SAVE & SPEND YOUR MONEY.
My own mother spends all the extra money she makes on traveling. ive been pressuring her to just put away 1/100th of what she earns into silver or
gold. Nothing, but she wont even do that. Becasue that extra 1/100th is another cruise to Alaska!!!! OOOH AHHHH. Well when were all living in our
storage facilities with all of our stored electronics and goods ill be laughing.
[edit on 14-7-2008 by ghostlandseller]