Study: Roughly a quarter of stimulus checks going towards spending
CNN– Most Americans who received stimulus checks are putting them into their savings accounts, instead of spending them right away. A survey by the Federal Reserve shows households intend to set aside 42% of their stimulus payments for a rainy day and 34% are using the coronavirus stimulus money to pay down debt. The survey estimates only about a quarter of the checks are going towards spending.
The Internal Revenue Service sent out 130 million payments by the end of March, with more on the way. About 25 million more payments are expected to have been delivered by the end of this week, including many for social security recipients.