Friday, April 4, 2008

What to do with your Stimulus Money

Are you one of those people expecting to receive some stimulus money from the IRS this summer? So, what are you going to do with it?

Take a trip?

Buy a new fancy cellphone?

Buy a new grill for the summer?

Pay some bills?

Those are all good uses for the money, to be sure. And, if you have some outstanding bills or credit card debt that's beginning to really creep up there, using your stimulus money for that is definitely a good thing.

But, before you buy that fancy cellphone or grill, or take that three-day trip to wine country, why not consider taking that money and investing in your career?

There are so many classes at the community college level which can give you skills for a new career or advancement in your own career. Why not take a class?


Yeah, I know, sitting in class learning something new while your neighbor is grilling on some fancy grill that you could have bought is not fun. But, neither is staying in a job you hate, or not being able to advance to a higher-paying career because you don't have updated skills.

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