Thanks for the $600, America: I'm Buying Euros

I just noticed that I received my $600 economic stimulus tax rebate via direct deposit today. While I am putting this money in my high yield savings account for now, I have to chuckle at how I’m really going to spend this money: on a trip to Europe this August.

So much for stimulating the US economy personally, although I hope others do. Today that $600 is only worth €393, which won’t go far away from home. But an economic boost just may nudge that exchange rate back up a bit before summer.

How are you spending — or saving — your tax rebate?

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  1. You could try to fly to Europe on a U.S. owned airline. That would still be a small contribution. Just a thought.

  2. Yup, good point. I’m flying over on Northwest, so the good old USA economy still gets something from me :)

  3. I bought $600 of inflation adjusted bonds…