Question of the Day: We asked 300+ personal finance teachers what they planned to do with their stimulus check. What was their #1 answer?
Answer: Pay down debt
Here's a summary of their responses:
- How do you think YOU would handle a lump sum payment of several hundred dollars NOW?
- Why do you think people answer this question with such different responses?
- What is the importance of having an emergency savings fund now?
Behind the numbers (USA Today)
Millions of workers and their families will receive a one-time check from the government as part of the coronavirus stimulus package. Most adults will get $1,200, while children will receive another $500.
For workers who have already lost their jobs because of the pandemic’s hit to the economy, that extra money will likely be immediately put to good use — paying rent, mortgages, utility bills and more. But if you have a paycheck, what’s the best use of that money? Should you save it, pay down debt or spend it to help keep your local economy working?
This EdPuzzle video, Your Stimulus Package, also addresses this importance of having a plan and emergency funds.
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