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Pay down student loans
Name: Josh Liddick, 30
Location: Minneapolis
Profession: Network surveillance technician

His story: "I took the last stimulus check and paid down my student loans. I'll do the same thing if another check comes my way.

I would very much like to buy a new car - the deals offered now are phenomenal, no doubt about it. But this economy has got to be the worst it's ever been for people my age or younger. I would rather pay down the student loans I have and drive a beat up car than put pen to paper on another $20,000 worth of debt when unemployment is 7% and rising.

Nobody's safe these days." - as told to Lara Moscrip

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Last updated January 26 2009: 2:08 PM ET
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