04
Mar
09

What would you do with $125?

The Japanese have a fresh approach to tackling the economic crisis, they’re simply going to hand out cash. Every resident will get at least $125 to spend as they wish. We want to know what you’d do with the money? It’s a novel idea, but how will people respond? What would you buy? Would you splash the cash or save it for a rainy day?


13 Responses to “What would you do with $125?”


  1. 1 In singapore
    March 4, 2009 at 10:38

    About $200 in our money . We just got it from our government. I paid my phone bill with it . Is God sent because I’m running low on cash. My neighbour had a big feast of KFC. Otherwise all the popular malls were packed with shoppers

  2. 2 Ray in South Australia
    March 4, 2009 at 12:41

    $125 would be spent on some new shoes my son keeps asking for and take my wife out for dinner.

  3. 3 Bob in Queensland
    March 4, 2009 at 12:45

    There’s nothing novel about the idea at all. Just before Christmas, most Australians got between $1000 and $3000 (the exact amount was tied to the number of children and other benefits families might be receiving. It wasn’t universal but only top earners (over $100K or so) missed out.

    A similar stimulus package bonus is due again starting next week.

    What did we spend it on? A the government’s encouragement, we had a very good Christmas….and retailers did too.

  4. 4 Rob (UK)
    March 4, 2009 at 13:08

    I would be angry to receive the money. What’s the point of paying taxes if the government is just going to give you the money right back? It’s only encouraging the reckless spending that contributed to us getting into this mess in the first place.

  5. 5 In singapore
    March 4, 2009 at 13:15

    Supermarket giant fair price has set aside 30 million to help suppliers not to fold. A fresh idea if u asked me.

  6. 6 Jennifer
    March 4, 2009 at 14:49

    Before I spent ANY money, I’d sure want to know where it was coming from. I don’t see myself treating myself to something and living it up if say, my grandchildren were going to have to pay the price for it!

  7. 7 Ogola Benard
    March 4, 2009 at 14:50

    The questions Are? – How does somebody spend his money? what responsibilities has he or she got? what is the countries per capital income? what is the countries economic stability? what is the size of his family? what is his economic expenditure and background? what can you do?

  8. 8 Steve in Boston
    March 4, 2009 at 16:42

    This business of handing out money to people that haven’t earned it is a big mistake. It’s ruining the value of money and is contributing to the collapse of the financial system.

    Spending more than we earn is what got the world into this mess in the first place.

    It’s a desperation move by panicked government officials.

  9. March 4, 2009 at 17:06

    I think the amount is not worth the cheapest treat so what is the noise about. If my home goverment (although richer than would share equivalent of 125 $ ) decides to give this amount : I will first try to find out if it wld become monthly thing or just once. That will effect my decision next but I think puting it into an August Charity will be wiser. lol

  10. 10 patty in Cleveland
    March 4, 2009 at 20:19

    When the US did this last year, I used my $600 to pay down debt. This was designed to stimulate the economy but I felt it was better spent this way. To use this money friviously made no sense to me. I’m paying interest on the debt. It did not have the effect that the government had hoped for. It caused a short spike in spending, mostly on food and consumables. Did the rebate checks work to stimulate the economy? Are we better off now than we were? Most would argue that we are not.

  11. 11 Jessica in NYC
    March 5, 2009 at 18:08

    The point is to spend it and help stimulate the economy. During these unstable times I’d spend the money in a retail store on something I needed like a new vacuum versus something I wanted like a new pair running shoes.

  12. 12 smithcopper
    March 6, 2009 at 12:48

    I’d keep $25 and the remainder would go toward a bill.

  13. 13 Shakhoor Rehman
    March 7, 2009 at 12:34

    I would buy a loaf of bread and a bottle of water and save the remainder.


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