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I received a $1,000 stimulus check from the government - here's exactly what I did with it

Posted On: 25 May 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I received a $1,000 stimulus check from the government - here's exactly what I did with it

Erin Greenawald is a freelance writer, editor, and content maker; this is how she spent the CARES Act stimulus check during the coronavirus pandemic.
She wanted to save money while also stimulating her local economy through supporting restaurants and artists.
She commissioned a pot from a local artist, donated to a couple of funds supporting freelancers, and invested the rest.
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When I first heard the American government was sending money directly to citizens to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis, I just assumed I wouldn't be getting any, considering I've been relatively lucky during this time and am still making my standard income. So when I found out it would be going to everyone earning below a certain income, including me, I was faced with the fortunate challenge of figuring out the best thing to do with some bonus cash.
I was initially tempted to just squirrel it away. As a freelance writer, my work is never guaranteed, and the idea of having...

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