If You Get A Stimulus Check?

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  1. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    No, not spent yet but it will be soon!
     
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  3. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    And those that are won't say no to the money.
     
  4. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Well, I know what I'll be spending my stimulus money on, and then some. Taking down two big Oak trees.

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  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    That seems like a shame. Are they ill, or just in the wrong spot at the wrong time?
     
  6. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Looks like they’re right up against the house.
     
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  7. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    They are up close to the house. If the big one, over 60' tall, comes down in the next hurricane, it will destroy the house if it falls that way. If it falls away from the house, the root ball will destroy the front porch. Last year I took down a 60' tall one that was even closer to the back of the house. I hate to lose them, but it's just the only prudent thing to do.
     
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  8. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    I got my direct deposit over the weekend - the $600 is safe and sound, earning tiny interest in my bank account - I might buy some more silver bullion if the spot price takes a dive :cool:
     
  9. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    I tried to read all of the entries in this thread. It looks like many of you will need the $600/$1,000. I wish you the best. My wife and I pay about $900 each month to our church to be used for those needing help. The money is well spent. Our church has a better knowledge of the needs worldwide. We also donate to St Jude Children's Research Hospital and several others. Being a Veteran, I also donate to the Wounded Veterans. I have 6 dogs and a cat, so we give to the SPCA. I have a hard time watching their ads.
    My final entry is, if all the countries that the U.S. has been "loaning" money to since WWII, we would have plenty of money to help the homeless, the needy and the veterans.
    No. My money goes where the need is. Most times, others know better than me who needs money. I do get ticked off when I see a person (non-gender) pay their grocery bill with a "food stamp" card and then gets in a car that is newer and in better shape, I still give to the needy.
    And.. to keep with this thread... I am not going to use my money to buy coins.
     
  10. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    Use the money to Get my daughters through college.
     
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  11. Seated J

    Seated J Supporter! Supporter

    We had a tree taken out this year about half that size, cost us $1,500. It was in a hard to get to place. Hope Uncle Sam covers most of it for you.
     
  12. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I spent nearly all of mine (it arrived on the 2nd) at the supermarket today.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Those trees are beautiful in that setting.
     
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    According to the government web site, my check was mailed to me today. So I should have it about the last week of this month. That is if all goes well with the post office.
     
  15. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years

    I just used most of mine to fill my propane tank.
     
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  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Both mine and my daughter's appeared in our checking accounts...
     
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  17. TonkawaBill

    TonkawaBill Active Member

    got mine, direct deposit
     
  18. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Storm Tracker

    Mine said Jan 4th but was there to spend immediately (in available balance).
     
  19. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    After Jan. 20th there will be a new effort to pass a bigger stimulus bill that will add more payments for Americans earning less than $75,000. per year.
     
  20. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    My son has two daughters in a prestigious university in Utah. If I count it correctly, he will get $600 for himself, $600 for his wife, $1,200 that are at home and $600 for one of his university daughters (The other one just got married.). He should get $2,400, which won't touch the cost of the university's tuition, let alone, the cost to feed his immediate family. Many years ago, my wife (number 1 wife), found a house she wanted to buy. I was making $140 a week and my wife was making $90 a week. I was going to use my G.I. Bill to purchase it, but I still would have to come up with $500, which I did not have. My, then, wife suggested that I ask my father if he would loan me the $500. I love my father and am grateful for his wisdom. He was a Sargent in the Army, and looking back, I think we were taking home more than he did. My father knew where the pressure was coming from, and he shared his wisdom that he had learned over the 30 years of service in the Army. My father told me, son, if you can't afford the $500, you can't afford the house. That was in 1973. Over the years, he has been a great help to me, not financial, but in wisdom. Sadly, my father was killed when a truck driver fell asleep at the when and stole the wisdom that I solely miss. I, then, turned to my mother. My parents were married for 52 years. In his infinite wisdom he gained from Solomon, left his coin collection to my brother and I. There were many beautiful coins in his collection, but the one I cherish the most is a 1917 One Penny coin from Great Britain. I miss you Dad.
     
  21. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    $500. back in 1973 was a decent amount of money. It would cover 3 months of rent here in Calif. for a nice apartment. That same apartment in 2021 will cost you over $6000. for 3 months.
    $600. in today's money won't go very far, especially here in Calif.
     
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