Rebate checks: How to spend 'em

Catching up on bills. Going on vacation. Filling up the gas tank. A snapshot of what Americans plan to do with their stimulus payments.

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Taneka Goodrich: Fill 'er up
Taneka Goodrich: Fill 'er up
Taneka's daughters, Ayana and Ariel
Clerical administrator, 27, Miami, Fla.

It's sad to say that my economic stimulus will go to fill up my tank, pay bills that have only received minimum payments because of the prices of gas and food going up and fill up my refrigerator.

I would have loved to say that I had something exciting to do with the money like go shopping for that new pair of shoes I've been wanting for a while now or go on a mini vacation, but that's just not realistic. And I'm sure that A LOT of Americans will be doing the same thing that I will be.

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Last updated August 12 2010: 3:57 PM ET
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