What are you doing without?

United States
February 5, 2009 12:35am CST
With this economy suffering like it is what are you cutting out of the budget or unable to afford? With me i'm learning how to be a little more into me instead of throwing pearls to swine(if you know what I mean) it's rough out there and i've managed to be ok but the only way I can stay that way is to learn to say no and mean it. I can't believe how so many folks are so unaware or pretend to be about the hardships we're facing and the effects of them.
2 responses
@redberry (178)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
I know exactly what you mean, I cut out a lot from my budget. For instance, instead of going to the Spa twice a month, now I can only afford to go there once a month. My husband and I usually eat out to a high class restaurant every week, now we can barely afford to eat out. Now, we can only eat out once a month too. Finally, the grocery. The budget has been cut into half, so it's really tight. I had to think of ways to make due to pay our bills and a whole lot of other stuff. So, what I'm trying to say we can't afford to spend money for pleasure/fun. Sometimes thinking about these things just tire me out.
• United States
5 Feb 09
Yes times are hard and you have to spend wisly in order to make ends meet until this thing passes if it does.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I discontinued my health insurance for the year and I can't afford car insurence. That is how I've cut back in this bad econom