As vaccinations ramp up, Americans are itching to spend on non-essential services again.
Amber Colon, 23, spent the pandemic year working day and night as a Bronx hospital secretary and a city Health Department service coordinator while completing an undergraduate degree at Baruch College.
She used her first two stimulus checks to pay bills. Now she is ready to use her third payment for a trip to Florida.
Colon is not alone: With $2.4 trillion in savings, more Americans have money to spend on travel.