With Permanent Fund Dividend checks being directly deposited in bank accounts this week, the Clarion wanted to find out how local residents plan to spend their loot. Here's some responses we got outside the Kenai Post Office on Wednesday afternoon:
Rita Kincade, Kenai: "Take a trip to see my children and grandchildren in Arizona. ... Or pay rent, which-ever comes first."
Susan Smalley, Kenai: "Ten percent goes to the church, the other ninety percent will probably get us to go see our kids and grandkids."
Rusty Forslund, Nikiski: "I'll put it in savings. I don't have specific plans for it. ... Sooner or later it gets spent. Usually sooner than later."
Stacey Tolar, Kenai: "I've only been here a couple months, so I'm not getting one. ... I'd probably invest it."
D'Ann Waggoner, Kenai: "I paid bills. I did it today."
Joy Heath, Kenai: "It's going to pay off my car and buy diapers for my new baby. ... I usually pay bills and a little bit of shopping."
Eric Clark, North Kenai: "I'm going to pay off bills."
Cathy Henderson, Soldotna: "Christmas presents and vacation. ... I'm leaving Tuesday for Maine."
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