Ten Ways To Spend Your Economic Stimulus Check

10) Stuff it under your mattress… assuming you still own one.

9) Euros!

8) Invest in ammunition… you know in case of Cloverfield, Chud or another Republican regime.

7) Stockpile food… Its not just for Mormons anymore!

6) Donate to an Impeachment fund… oh the sweet, sweet irony.

5) Canadian citizenship processing fee… with change left over for plaid jacket and hockey lessons.

4) Send it back and pay down your share of the US economic debt ($30,000/citizen and climbing)

3) Contribute to your favorite environmental charity… there must be some species left.

2) Buy lottery tickets… about as solvent as anything else these days. šŸ™

1) Make a loan that makes a difference through Kiva.org… 99.7% pay back rate and the ability to see a relatively small amount of your money make a relatively large difference in someone else’s life.

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8 Responses

  1. Tara says:

    Hooray for Kiva!

  2. Mystech says:

    Every time I visit that site it blows me away. What passes for one bloated credit card payment here (interest only) literally forever changes the life of someone.

  3. Cyllan says:

    I adore Kiva. I’m up to 7 loans made, and as soon as my current crop comes back, I’ll loan out more.

  4. implementor says:

    I totally dig Kiva, I haven’t made any loans yet, but plan to soon. It’s capitalism at work.

    Although I do think it’s a great idea to stock some food. 2 5-gal pails of rice, 1-5 gal pail of pinto beans, and 2 bottles of canola oil last a long, long time, and can feed an adult for 40 days, a child for about 60. Altogether, this is about a $60-$75 purchase, but think about how many people only have a week to 3 days worth of food in their house, and how bad off they’d be if grocery deliveries were interrupted, due to say, natural disaster or fuel supply interruption. I shudder to think how many people, especially people with kids, are in this kind of situation.

  5. Mystech says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Implementtor… well, unless you’d said Black Beans. šŸ™‚

    But seriously, it couldn’t hurt ANYONE to have a slightly larger, rotating buffer of foodstuffs and supplies in their home for many reasons.

  6. mimi says:

    bush says mexico is our neighbor, so, go spend it in mexico

  7. Mystech says:

    Just be quick about it… no telling how much worse the exchange rate on the dollar will get. šŸ™‚

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