A second economic stimulus package coming?

Public Transit
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As people are beginning to receive and spend their economic stimulus checks, Democrats are already pushing for a second economic stimulus package. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is working to build support for the second stimulus package, arguing that the first package wasn’t enough. The Clinton campaign is also a strong advocate of such a plan.

Lies, money and marriage – what can you do?

He’s been buying those sunflower seeds again and not telling her*

What would you do if you suddenly found out your spouse was $20,000 dollars in credit card debt and didn’t tell you? Turns out this situation of husbands and wives lying about debt isn’t so unusual. People around the country are accidentally finding out that their spouses have debt they weren’t aware. In many cases, the debt is small. In other’s, the amounts are high…real high.

Retailers want your economic stimulus money

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Over the past couple weeks I’ve seen TV commercials, print ads, signs and fliers from retail outlets offering special deals for those using their IRS economic stimulus rebate checks. Seems the retailers are aggressively fighting for your money and that’s to your advantage.

Since it would seem many of you are starting to get your checks, or will be soon I thought I would share just a few or the larger “deals” or incentives being offered by various retailers:

Sunday Lyrics: When you come home

A Mother\'s Love
A Mother’s Love by: abraham.perez3

Welcome to the Mother’s Day edition of Sunday Lyrics. First, to all of you Moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! I sincerely hope you have a wonderful day.

The song I’ve chosen to feature for today’s Sunday Lyrics post really captures the essence of a Mother’s love for her child, and reminds us that no matter where we are, we can always go home to the loving arms of our Mothers and they will always be there for us.

Dealing with the debt timebomb


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This is a guest post by Jonathan who created Friends and Money in March 2007. His site is dedicated to providing reviews of paid survey, social networking, and cash back shopping communities. His aim is encourage visitors to combine the twin goals of making friends and earning money online.

The Friday Gathering – I received my economic stimulus money!

Sunset view from Port Melbourne
Excellent capture by: Looking Glass

Due to what seems to have been a bug in the new version of WordPress, this post did not publish as it was supposed to this morning at 8:00EST. My apologies for it being late.

Today has actually been a great day so far, and it’s only 8:00am here on the east coast: 1) I received my economic stimulus rebate money via direct deposit, just as the IRS said I would 2) I immediately logged into my online billpay, and finished paying off my Chase credit card!! Another card down, 2 to go.

Didn't receive your economic stimulus check?

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Many people are wondering why they haven’t received their 2008 economic stimulus tax rebate checks. This is especially true for those that expected to receive their payments based on the schedule the IRS published and haven’t yet received them. To further confuse matters, the IRS also said they were starting 4 days early.

It just so happens that I was one of those that were a bit perplexed. I was perfectly fine waiting until the last day for my SSN range (May 9th). That is until I talked to my mother on Monday and found out she had received hers on Monday morning (5/5). She has the same last 2-digits for her social that I do…so I joined the ranks of millions wondering why I hadn’t received my rebate check yet.

Surviving a recession – what you need to do now

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Next to the current democratic race, the biggest topic of discussion on the news, in the office, and on the internet is the recession. Are we in one? Well, that is all part of the discussion. Some people, like the media, would have you believe we’re already in one, while others like myself, think the indications are we’re heading in that direction, but certainly not there yet.

Regardless of whether you believe we’re in one yet or not, the real question most people are trying to figure out is, what do I need to know to survive a recession?

MyPoints at ludicrous speed

Warp Speed
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MyPoints is a great program, but let’s face it going through their emails can get a bit tedious and time consuming. I tend to work through my MyPoints emails every couple of days. I used to do them daily, but it just wasn’t worth the hassle for a few emails. I then went to the opposite extreme and tried doing them each week and even tried every two weeks but found that some of bonus emails and surveys expire if not processed quickly. Expired emails = lost points = not good.

Money saving tips from the readers

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Each Monday here on Gather Little by Little I write about topics and techniques for saving money. This article is part of that ongoing series called Monday Saving Monday.

Last week I decided to change things up a bit and instead of me sharing a money savings tip, I asked readers of Gather Little by Little to share theirs, and did they ever! Some blogged theirs and many others added comments, overall I received 41 tips for saving money. A sincere thanks to everyone that responded!

Here’s everyone tips pulled together into one big tips post!

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