How to spend your stimulus check money so it will have the most impact, according to economists

Many Americans woke up this week with an extra $1,200 (or more) in their bank accounts.

In ordinary circumstances, it would likely be a reason to rejoice—but for the majority of Americans everywhere, the past few weeks have meant a complete overhaul of their lives: Nonessential businesses are closed, many employees are working from home, and unemployment is on the rise. Activities that seemed so normal, mundane even, have been put on pause until further notice.

Click here to read the full story, first published April 16, 2020, in Fortune.