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By now, hopefully, most individuals who qualified for one have received their stimulus checks. Those can be a welcome sight for many who have recently lost their jobs, suffered pay cuts, or had to close down their businesses.

People have varying opinions on the financial help we are receiving. Some see $1,200 as pennies, and fear that the government will just have to send out similar checks again in a matter of months (or weeks!) Some may bring up the fact that other countries are still paying everyone the majority of their salaries through government programs. But, for some, $1,200 could mean the difference between feeding their family for a few months and…not. For some, it may have helped with some more advanced financial needs. No matter where you stand right now, there are smart and good things you can do with your stimulus check.

stimulus check application

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Buy essential supplies

If your financial situation is dire, make sure you are stocked up on the essentials like food, sanitary items, and feminine products. Don’t spend a penny on anything else until you know your stomach and those of your family members will be filled for the coming months so you can, from there, work on higher financial goals. You can’t successfully look for work if you’re worried about not having enough food.

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