Bloomberg: Americans Plan to Save Rebate Checks
Well ... either that, or they were drunk.
As we know, Americans have "planned" to do lots of well-intentioned things before — like saving money — but it just never seems to work out. They're always interrupted by unforeseen emergencies, like Christmas. Or 10%-Off sales at Best Buy. Or Toyota's twice-per-year Annual Sales Event.
What Bloomberg's survey tells us is that:
Sixty percent of folks say they'll either use it to pay off debt, or save it outright?
Hmmmm. I'll take the under.
Now that's more like it: Let's be sure to complain about how much more hand-holding the government should be doing for us. And, just for good measure, let's do the complaining in a survey that asks how we plan to spend the $168 billion that Uncle Sam is about to dole out.
It's pretty sickening, really.