Friday, April 25, 2008
spt - economic stimulus
i'm sure you've heard by now that the mailing out of the economic stimulus rebates have been fast tracked, meaning many Americans will start receiving their checks as early as next week. the intent here is that we will feel some relief from the rise of fuel and food prices as we continue to monitor a slumping economy.
it has been suggested that, "the rebates could trigger a spending spree. when the money reaches the American people, [they] will use it to boost consumer spending."
hmmmm. for me, realistically, my *consumer spending spree* will most likely be at the grocery store (after i stop off at the gas station.) but what if? what if i could take some of that money and spend it on myself??
your challenge this week? find your last receipt from the gas station (or if you are filling up over the weekend, make note of what you spend.) how'd you do? $35.00? $70.00? $100.00+?? what if you could take THAT amount and spend it on something for you?? to make it a little more challenging, let's just say that you can only buy ONE item, and the cost of that ONE item must be within $5.00 of what you spent at the pump.
don't let this challenge over *stimulate* you. have fun!!