How Are You Using Your Stimulus Payment?

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March 18, 2021

A pile of money with a face mask.

Many U.S. citizens are receiving money from the government this week, in order to stimulate the economy and help struggling families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a big help for many people, including my family. I'm using about half of the payment to cover an upcoming surgery and the other half will pay off a hospital stay from last February.


Every family has different needs. Some will use the money to cover bills or pay off debts, others will use it for needed home or auto repairs or to purchase a big ticket item that will make life easier. Please share your own ways to use this windfall (or any other) to the best advantage.

Editor's Note: ThriftyFun is a non-political site dedicated to frugal living. We are looking for financial advice, not political opinions regarding the stimulus.


March 18, 20210 found this helpful

Paying off bills

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March 18, 20211 found this helpful

I'm having some pine trees cut down before hurricane season arrives.

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March 18, 20211 found this helpful

I'm okay financially, so I'm giving some $$ to an elderly neighbor who is struggling, and the rest will be divided between a few charities I always give to.

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March 19, 20210 found this helpful

That's a smart thing to do. I live in an area with lots of trees but luckily, there are no tall trees in my yard or my surrounding neighbors.

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