Something Extra: stimulus checks to go out early

by Rocket Finance

CNN Money just highlighted the following statement from President Bush:

Beginning Monday, the effects of the stimulus will begin to reach households. This money is going to help Americans offset the high prices we’re seeing at the gas pump and at the grocery store.

 It looks like a lot of people are going to start getting their checks four days earlier than was originally announced. Originally, the stimulus checks were going to start being sent near the first or second of May, but now at least 800,000 tax filers will begin to have their checks direct deposited as early as the 28, 29 and 30th of April. I was scheduled to get mine around the 9th of May, hopefully this will move things up for me.

So, will the stimulus package make a difference?

Well, it will make a difference for my family . . . and that’s all I really care about at the moment.

  1. 5 Responses to “Something Extra: stimulus checks to go out early”

  2. By Carol on Apr 25, 2008 | Reply

    I was thrilled to hear the news – I’m scheduled to get mine on the 9th also, and now that estimate has moved to the 5th from what I hear.

    Not that the timeframe REALLY matters, but darnit, that check lets me finish paying my current credit card off! Now, now, NOW! 😉

  3. By Eric on Apr 25, 2008 | Reply

    I wonder how many people have already “spent” their stimulus checks? I know a lot of people who spend money in anticipation of raises or bonuses – at times to their horror when the money does not appear or is much smaller than hoped for.

    That was my long winded way of saying – Perhaps the checks have made an impact on the economy before even being sent or received.

  4. By Roman on Apr 25, 2008 | Reply

    The one time the government does something on time is the one time it counts!

  5. By Stephanie on Apr 26, 2008 | Reply

    That is great news! I have wondered what is taking them so long to begin with!

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