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A lot of people are spending their third stimulus checks on home improvements (www.fastcompany.com)

A lot of people are spending their third stimulus checks on home improvements

Sally Bahner was livid when her washer and her dryer, both less than four years old, broke and required hundreds of dollars in repairs, so she knew exactly what she was going to do with her third stimulus check: Buy new ones.

Her Branford, Connecticut, home now boasts a new set by Speed Queen that comes with a five-year warranty and costs a little over $2,000—about 85% of the $2,400 her household received.

The 71-year-old freelance writer is hardly the only stimmy recipient to spend the money on improvements instead of indulgences (or, put another way, to at-tweet Bob Vila instead of Balenciaga).

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