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    It is somewhat Ironic to me that "stimulus" money will be saved by a large number of people. Of the reasons, I have seen are:
    How to spend it to stimulate the economy, when where I would spend it is closed.
    Loss of job, so backup/food money.
    Know we will have to pay it back later in reduced tax refund/owe the government.

    Also seen a lot of buying gun/ammo talk.
    I gave up making plans for money that I don't actually have. There are a few big things I could buy online, or several little things, but that certainly isn't going to help the economy locally, just places that are already open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    It is somewhat Ironic to me that "stimulus" money will be saved by a large number of people. Of the reasons, I have seen are:
    Know we will have to pay it back later in reduced tax refund/owe the government.
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    That's actually my reason..as a self-employed person, I have to keep up those quarterly estimated payments and they're not small. I might as well just hand the stimulus right back to the government. They're going to get it one way or the other.


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    @Alan, @Tradd, and @dmc, thank you for the info! Satisfies my curiosity.
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    We may invest whatever we get in gift cards for local restaurants in the hope it will help them survive.

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    My shed is falling down - who knows what is living in it. I *might* get a shed, but the rest definitely saved.
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    When and if we feel safe traveling again we will spend it on that. For now savings. I am not going to waste it on spending for things we donít need or want.

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    probably invest half, save half, unless I'm out of a job by then. We need to stimulate the economy etc. the thing about that is ALREADY DONE. I'm paying more for food, stocked up on food, bought a desk just to work at home etc. etc.. Money spent that wouldn't have been otherwise. But i scraped that out of a regular old paycheck somehow squeezing it tightly Ok maybe less spent on everything that wasn't corona, less saved that wasn't auto-save etc..

    What am I really supposed to do buy a bunch of cr@p and overtax what I feel is an already overloaded postal (fedex / amazon etc.) distribution system? Amazon warehouse workers are collapsing as is from an overwhelming volume. Now it's not like I never use Amazon at all, alright, I do and have slightly more than usual, but I'm not going to spend it on a bunch of cr@p. If it was just an ordinary recession and I was doing alright financially myself, ok maybe I'd buy a little something, but now, nah. Maybe buy food.
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    My head tells me save, but I am tempted to spend a couple hundred on mulch from a mom and pop business. I can't do much other than work in the yard.

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    Pay our taxes. :-/
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