How has the economy affected you?

United States
September 6, 2010 12:04pm CST
So, how has the economy affected you? Jobless? Making things at home? Turning frugal? As for us, we started making our own laundry detergent several months ago and we love it. It's so easy and it saves us so much money. I did try making my own toothpaste but I didn't like it. It was messy. I am sticking with the store bought stuff. I am interested in making my own soap! Do you make anything that your family uses? How does it save you money?
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• Philippines
8 Sep 10
im alll broke, and jobless... that is a simple effect of our poor economy...
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
6 Sep 10
While the economy of USA and European countries are reeling under recession and slow down,the economy of some Asian countries is booming,opening up ample earning opportunities for the common mass. The life style and purchasing power of the teeming middle income group families have been fast improving. The scope of employment is fast expanding. We are experiencing no adverse effect of the so called global recession. People of different countries can explore various ways of networking and making alliance,on commercial lines to take advantage of the changing trend.
@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Sep 10
We cook at home a lot. It saves tons of money over eating out. I clip coupons that I print from a reward site. I get points when I redeem them, points turn to gift cards. I have always been pretty frugal, so this is really not too different.