Are you struggling in this bad economy? How?

@laydee (12815)
Philippines
May 14, 2009 7:39pm CST
I can really feel the bad economy, I couldn't take the small luxuries in life which I used to enjoy. I'm constantly worried what if I lost my job today? Whew! But still, we have to live this life. What about you? can you feel the effects of a bad economy? How? and How do you deal with it?
3 people like this
8 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
15 May 09
My fiance and I are lucky enough to not feel the bad effects of this economy. We're lucky enough to have his parents pay for us so that we do not have to worry about anything. We are trying to prepare ourselves for paying bills etc, because we know that we are going to be doing that one day. I have debt and am trying to resolve that. That's one reason why I have decided to be determined on here, and I hope to make some money to go towards that debt. I'm lucky enough to have inlaws that care, and are going to help me with it. Not that my own mom and grandparent's don't care, but what I am saying is I am lucky to have just as great inlaws.
2 people like this
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Oh, just remember not to expect too much of others. There mights be instances when they're going to talk behind your back. Don't be overly comfortable with other people, most especially in-laws.
1 person likes this
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
15 May 09
My grandmother talks about everyone behind their backs, and I've learned to deal with it as just being her. She still loves me, and no matter how much anyone, even inlaws, talk about me behind my back, I know they still care. I appreciate the heads up nonetheless.
@sanuanu (11241)
• India
15 May 09
It is bad economy and people who lost jobs are finding it difficult getting a new job because every where companies have a board, "no vacancy". I am also finding it difficult getting a job. Yes, looking for job, doing some online jobs, trying to win some projects on getafreelancer.com, is my way of conquring this situaion!
2 people like this
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
15 May 09
Oh man I am always in worry about this. It has been effecting my moods, and even my bowel habits. My stomach is in knots and hurting all the time. I feel on the verge of an axiety attack most of the time and I am on medication for anxiety!! I have been working hard to relax and realize that I can not fix what is going on and I just pray to God that He keep my family and myself peaceful in this time. I get back to that prayer and such when I catch myself getting caught up in the worlds turmoil. Because when I think about everyone out there and all the desperation so many are going through its nearly unbearable.
1 person likes this
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
15 May 09
Oh, just hang on in there friend. Strive hard to get more discussions and responses so that you could have a few extra. I know mylot can't really support a family, but at least there's something you'd get from here. Don't lose hope. The power of prayer will always be greater than any turmoil. Hang in there. You'll see it through. Good luck! Don't lost hope!
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
20 May 09
The thing I am most struggling with is that the people who pay me to write for them cannot always afford my services anymore. So I'm out of several jobs. This, of course,is not good for my budget and I've had to go back to being more dependent on other people, which I don't like. I'm making it through but not as much of my own accord as I would enjoy.
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
20 Jul 10
You know, I thought we weren't really being affected, because I haven't lost any clients, etc. But my husband's company has had to put in a number of cost-cutting measures, so he didn't get a raise, people have to pay more for parking, that sort of thing. We've been paying off debt, so a raise would have helped, but it's not something you really notice.
• United States
20 Jul 10
It has hit my husband and I very hard. His boss keeps on finding ways to short change my husband's paychecks. Almost every paycheck without fail we get cheated one way or another. Everyone keeps telling us it is not worth complaining if it s 40.00 bucks or less. I know to some 40.00 is not a lot of money, but to my husband and I it is a lot especially when we plan a budget with having that much money in mind. I have a college degree and cannot get a job. The schools out here and currently not hiring at the moment. I was thinking about launching an online craft store (I make mosaic wooden boxes, mosaic Christmas Ornaments,paint dough ornaments, make felt ornaments and bird houses. I am hoping that I will be able to make this work so my husband and I can makeour financial situation better.
@patialvi (715)
• India
15 May 09
we all can smell a bad economy but i hope it will not last for ever. as are listing that companies are terminating their employees as a cost cutting fact, the person in private job is never secure, i do afraid about the same and thank to god that we are in job and earning bread and butter for the family. online earnings are good to some extent but that can not be your regular job.
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
15 May 09
i don't feel press by bad economy. the rich persons will be effect by bad economy. i always receive the low price every month. every times i just so low price, and i can receive it whether the economy good or bad.