Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Economy

1. Gas prices! What's up? It's up to $3.45 here. I can't afford to drive too far.

2. Eggs, milk, and soon bread/flour are up! Yikes! How will I continue to feed my family if this keeps up?

3. Despite the high prices of our every day expenses, I still feel like people buy, buy, buy.

4. People also seem to get everything they want: MP3s, flat screen TVs, new cell phones, etc.

5. I hear about big businesses/factories discussing closing their doors.

6. How can our economy continue like this?

I've worried about this a lot lately. I worry that if things get any worse, I will be forced to work just to feed and clothe our family. I know I'm not the only one concerned about it, but people seem to be living life the same as before. I don't understand how some people make ends meet.

6 comments:

jen said...

it reminds me of that commercial with the guy on the lawn mower, talking about his nice house and everything and then he cheerfully says "I'm in debt up to my eyeballs!!"

I really think that's it. That must be it!

Mommy Brain said...

I was talking to someone the other day who was complaining about the higher costs, money struggles, etc. And followed it by showing me her new iPod. *sigh*

It's great that I'm not the only one worrying about the economy. And, wow, $3.45 a gallon! We're at around $3.11 here and I'm already walking everywhere possible.

ps-I'm enjoying reading all your lists this month!

Mommy Daisy said...

Jen- Yes, exactly, I wonder if it's like that too. Otherwise, people must be doing something we're not.

MB- That is so funny. I see that all the time. And, we can't understand why our gas prices are so much higher here. It stinks. I just don't go too far as much as I can help it. Unfortunately walking is almost impossible here or I'd do that.
I'm glad that you're enjoying the lists. I'm doing it for NaBloPoMo's monthly challenges. I though this would be fun. It is, but I think I'm getting boring. I really loved reading the comments on the "unlikely friends" post though. That was the best so far.

d e v a n said...

Gas is only 3.09-3.25 around here and I think that's too much! I'm going to have to start staying home more too. It's breaking our budget.

Jana said...

Don't get me started on the gas prices! I literally live a few miles from where oil is refined into gasoline (and the oil is pumped out of the ground not all that far away) so you'd think gas prices would be low here, right? WRONG! We're at $3.25 here. And my brother-in-law, who works for a major oil company, just laughs at us when we complain about it. Too bad we can't all get annual bonuses that pay for entire kitchen remodels like him, right?

Sorry....sore subject around here.

jennifer said...

The economy scares me, too. Now that we've moved, I don't have to drive far to go places so we'll save money on gas, but we won't get to go on any vacations due to the raised prices. Our mortgage is less so that helps us. But the cost of groceries is out of control. I'm spending nearly double.