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You think that money is the root of all evil?
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  • Mar 29, 2021 03:38 PM
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    I once did this at a mall. Was asked a series of questions about my movie tastes and given a few free movie tickets for my time. At the time it was a good deal. Only took like 5 minutes.

    I think it is fairly legit way to make some side cash. I think they bake focus group monies into their marketing budgets, which for big companies usually is quite sizeable. So if they want good data, they better pay you decently at least.

  • Mar 25, 2021 02:45 PM
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    The Big Burry Wrote:
    therealsatoshi Wrote: It is logical but unfortunately it won't ever happen. Fiat currency like the US dollar are inherently inflationary. At least until they no longer print more of it.
    I don't know if it won't ever happen again, but I agree with most of your point. Could you imagine if we still printed all the money our government (and to be fair, many other Western democracies) spend? We'd run out of trees in days.

    That we would. Makes me wonder how many US dollars there are in circulation vs the total supply. Googled it and the first result was this infographic article which is interesting in it's own right.

    Far and away the $1 bill and the $100 bill are the most circulated bills, and they are pretty even at (as of 2018) around 11.7 billion and 11.5 billion respectively. Next closest is the $20 at 8.9 billion.

  • Mar 29, 2021 06:11 PM
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    I've never heard of this. Maybe because it's terrible branding. Either way, good share. I wonder if this program can help even more for those that got ridiculous electric bills during the big winter storm?
  • Mar 23, 2021 12:10 PM
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    Heard about these kind of stories for years. Trick is to get lucky with a trade that is only equal enough in value to the other person, but not so on the open market. Or if they have something they don't value as much as they should. Works best as a thought experiment rather than a practical way to do business but still very cool when you luck out or are super creative with trades.
  • Mar 20, 2021 09:45 PM
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    I'm seriously considering this. You can get up to $700/month in my area for the first month then $500/month thereafter for donating plasma. Looks like you have to donate twice a week and it takes about an hour each time. Though I hear the first time takes longer because they have to sign you up and all that.

    Anyone done this or doing it right now? Seems like a great cause and easy way to earn extra money every month. Only downside I see is the needles.

  • Mar 17, 2021 02:30 PM
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    The first check was $1200. Then we had another one for $600. And the latest is $1400. A majority of us qualified and got (or should eventually get) $3200 so far, and that's just on an individual basis so of course couples or families with dependents got even more.

    Question is what did everyone do with that money? Did you save it, invest it, slurge, use it on essentials, or give it away? Or some combo?

  • Mar 11, 2021 04:12 PM
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    Definitely the largest in US history. Just a bit larger than the first large stimulus package they passed. I am happy to see aid coming to so many, but have to admit I'm nervous about printing more money more or less out of thin air. Inflation is a real thing, and something we should all be more concerned about.

    Luckily this should be the last major stimulus package Congress needs to pass, and we can all collectively work on being more fiscally responsible now that (hopefully) the worst is starting to get behind us.

    To be clear, I am not against these stimulus packages. When you have a black swan event of this magnitude, conventional economic logic understandably has to be put on the back burner. But I just hope we quickly go back to it least we see an economic collapse of the US dollar that hurts us far worse in the long run.

  • Feb 28, 2021 05:32 PM
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    Seems like this will get passed today and sent to Biden for signature. Means we should be on pace for March checks, especially if you get direct deposit.
  • Dec 31, 2020 04:44 PM
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    D Leonard Wrote: I received my 1st stimulus ck as a direct deposit into my checking account. In Dec., someone hacked my checking acct. I had to close it and open a new one. Not only have I not received the $600 stimulus check, but I have not received my social security payment. The first thing I did in Dec. was to notify Soc. Sec. of my new checking account and routing #. Can someone advise me about what I should do at this juncture? Thank you!
    You'll need to claim the $600 on your taxes when you file for 2020. It'll go down as a tax rebate credit. Think of the stimulus checks as advances on tax rebates. If the IRS had issue sending them to you (change of bank acct for example that they wouldn't have on file) then they instead give you the stimulus payment when you file. If you owe, it'll be $600 less. Or $600 more if you get a refund.
  • Jan 15, 2021 12:53 PM
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    Charity is a good move if you aren't in financial need. I will consider that, now that you bring it up. My plan for the most part is just to invest the money into savings. I think of this as a way to stimulate the economy - I'll eventually be using it on goods and services when something breaks, I want to upgrade whatever, or I need to pay healthcare bills down the road.