Relief is on the way for over 140 million Americans. After more than a month of back-and-forth debates in Congress, President Joe Biden has signed a $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus package, which comes atop the well over $3 trillion in stimulus passed by Capitol Hill last year.

Though aid comes in many forms in the newest coronavirus stimulus bill, it's the $1,400 stimulus checks to qualifying individuals that's garnering the most buzz. That's because this money will be used by many recipients to pay their rent or mortgage, buy food, or cover utility costs.

For stimulus recipients who haven't been adversely affected by the pandemic, however, a $1,400 stimulus payout might be the perfect excuse to put this money to work in the stock market. After all, the average annual total return (including dividends) of the S&P 500 since 1980 is above 10%.

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