which extras can you do without?

@winterose (39918)
Canada
December 22, 2009 4:14pm CST
when you are short of cash which extras can you do without, for women less dinners out, or less makeup? for men less sports acitivies/outings or dinners out or less games or movie rentals?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Dont buy make up so it would have to be not go out to eat!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
thanks hon
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
25 Dec 09
your welcome!
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I think the one thing I couldn't live without has to be my Dr. Pepper. If I don't get to drink one after I wake up. I end up tired, cranky and get a head ache. Now I have went and got the generic version of it. So, now I can honestly do without the brand name and go with the store brands. I was raised on a farm with parents that didn't believe in buying everything a child wanted. They believed in the basics, and gave us what they thought was important which was food on the table, clothes on our backs, and shelter over our heads. So, I'm used to not having a lot. Weird my husband had more than me, but not as much more. Except the difference between us, he can't live without a lot of things. I find it funny sometimes when our tv messes up and he has a fit that our provider needs to fix it fast. Funny how men can act like little boys in less than a second.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes that is true they can certainly act like little children that is for sure.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
26 Dec 09
It's even funnier to watch them get mad, when you don't understand why they are acting like little boys over something so small and simple. Also, thank you for best response.
• United States
22 Dec 09
When I'm short on cash, I usually don't go shopping for clothes as much. I don't wear any makeup so I don't bother with that. I never ate out much so I don't have to worry too much about that either, unless it's just going out with friends occasionally. I would probably have to just cut back on electricity usage because I use the computer a lot and I stay up using it, so that takes up a lot of electricity. Also, I would probably cut back on eating a lot of food and buying unnecessary items in order to save money.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
okay thanks for your answer hon, merry christmas
@celticeagle (119038)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 09
I think one of the extras I could do most without is the snacks we have in the evenings sometimes. Also, the lattes I get I could do without afew less of them. I don't really do that much so any more 'less' would have to be like time on here and such. I wouldn't/couldn't do without that.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes the internet is really hard to give up.
@celticeagle (119038)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 09
'really hard' is quite the understatement for sure.
@tholmes (101)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
When I am running short on cash, I cut out the movie rentals and snack treats like chips and juice..
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes a lot of people have to do that.
@tholmes (101)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
But even though I may be short on cash some times and as I am sure other people are as well, we all something in common, even though the food might be short, or gas money or treat money or what have you..We all have a roof over our heads, and food in our stomachs, a lot of people do not have anything like this, so when you are running short of cash and it is making you feel cranky depressed or what have you, just remember all those people with nothing.. :-)
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Right now we are going with out cable TV, and let me tell you that is a mess since this digital cra*p came on the air. We got into a bind back in August and I had them disconnect the cable, internet and house phone, as I have a cell. Being with out the cable has driven me nuts, but it was a decission that we had to make at the time. You can't have the electric shut off, or the water, so cable is the first to go around here. I about went nuts without the internet so got the wireless modem from the cell phone place, dear god give me back the cable internet. Staying at home and not running the roads also is something we do more of because of the price of gas. When you are on a fixed income sometimes it is impossible to have it all so something has to go.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
yes I went without cable for a long time too, over a year, we got it back again now,.
@AmbiePam (49874)
• United States
23 Dec 09
Well, I canceled my internet for a period of about eight months. Of course I don't do as much online work for income as you do. But when I would go to my parent's home I would get online and do the mylot, gather, and the survey thing. I really don't eat out much at all.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
do you have your internet back? Merry Christmas by the way, hope you are having a wonderful day