For those of you still concerned about receiving your economic stimulus payment, don’t give up hope. Last week, I received a letter from the United States Treasury informing me my wait would soon be over. The letter indicated that I can expect my payment of $600 (which was accurately predicted by the stimulus payment calculator) by May 23. I also knew that I would be receiving a check rather than a direct deposit because I had tax due when filing my return earlier this year.
May 23 came and went. I didn’t receive the check in the mail. While the government did send 1,500 payments to the wrong accounts via direct deposit, I maintained hope that my check would arrive safely, if a little late.
When I arrived home today, my payment was waiting for me in the mailbox. Here is the proof.
Now I need to decide what to do with the money. Paying down my student loan debt is probably the most prudent option, but I have been eying a new telephoto zoom lens. This check would get me halfway there.
Has anyone put their stimulus payment to good use yet?
Updated May 28, 2008 and originally published May 27, 2008. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.