First, welcome to the club!
Second, we need to know what you have. If we know the year, trim level, etc., we can help you better now and in the future. When you get time, put that info in your signature. EDIT- I see the post topic. That helps
With that said, have you checked your VATS key? It is the simplest link in the starter chain, and most of the time the root of starting problems. Clean the pellet off with alcohol, and run the key through the tumblers a few times while the key is still wet. Wipe the key off real good after doing that, and let the tumblers dry a few minutes before trying to start the car.
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.