If you're getting really excited about the stimulus check that's headed towards your mailbox, we have a revolutionary concept: stimulate something cooler than your already overflowing house. Teach your kids that there is value in WHAT you buy, and not just WHEN you buy it. Take your kids to get supplies for a care package for homeless families. Let the kids choose to give some animals to families in need. Purchase recycled paper for schools in your community. Stimulate the economy by stimulating the lives of those around you, instead of all that stuff you just think you need.