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Admin 11-21-2008 04:23 PM

Question of the Week November 21 - November 28th
How is your family effected by the current econmic situation, if at all? What sorts of changes are you needing to make?

kmslape 11-21-2008 04:38 PM

WE have not really been affected adversely, but have actually cut back on going out to eat (kiddie fast food) as often just to build up our savings, etc.

Pattyanny 11-21-2008 04:46 PM

We have been affected a lot by the economy. My husband lost his job when his company closed and looking for a new one in these economic times is very difficult to find. We have had to cut back this Christmas and can only shop for the little ones.

vickiebelk 11-21-2008 04:50 PM

Affected Greatly
My husbands plant closed an we had to relocate 1200 miles,an now he is working at less than half his old job pay ,we have cut back so much,that there isnt anywhere to cut any more,The kids an grandchildren arent getting much for Christmas this year,we have 5 grown kids an a teenager still at home,5 grandchildren,so things just can only stretch so far,but some have it much worse,so I am blessed with what we do have,each other. So material things dont have to make the holiday,we are making a lot of the gifts this year

jbafaith 11-21-2008 04:52 PM

I live alone on SS, and while it has not been cut as of yet, prices have gone up so much that my little check doesn't go as far as it used to - which was already not far enough! For Christmas this year we are only buying gifts for the children - which means I cannot buy for my own children. I do not like it at all, but I cannot afford any different.

colleenusa 11-21-2008 04:59 PM

Question of the Week
This year has been pretty scary with the overwhelming cost of Gas!!! As a result we have more on credit cards than ever. We don't buy anything that we don't need now so we will have money for Christmas. I am hoping that the conservitave spending of the rest of the US will drive the retailers prices down enought to make a differance.

floridagal 11-21-2008 05:03 PM

Hanging in there, staying positive
I am a little worried about my husband's job - they keep announcing layoffs every few weeks so that's scary. He has been there 15 years. I am trying to watch the bottom line and not get too carried away with spending, yet I am still spending what I need to spend to help the economy along.

amos122902 11-21-2008 05:27 PM

The economy has not affected my family too much just yet. We have been using coupons alot more and are actually using our coupon skills to try and help out the shelters.

luvsorchids 11-21-2008 05:41 PM

Since my kids are all grown and gone and grandkids are on the way, the economy has not really affected me much. Other extenuating circumstances are causing me more economic headaches than the economy itself.

tripateam 11-21-2008 05:49 PM

Just trying to save a little bit more
My family is trying to save a little bit more. By sale items, use 20 cent off coupons for gas etc.

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