Expensive life..

India
October 2, 2012 8:14pm CST
Day by day the prices of the necessary and essential items are raising. It is really hard to earn more and compensate the loss. As a common person we are in need to struggle a lot to fulfill our basic needs and necessities. Since the essential things like Milk, food items, petrol and other needy things are available with a high price. Petrol and Diesel rates are increased in monthly basis, every month the prices of the fuel is increased a lot. We are in need to use petrol and diesel for our vehicles. We are in need to work hard and increase our earnings to face this kind of raising rates. Since most of our basic necessities are available with an increased rates and we all are struggling a lot to buy them. Increasing population makes the needs and necessities in an increased manner and some people come forward to buy their needs at any cost. So Government is raising the costs of the things gradually. What is your opinion about this kind of expensive life? How you compensate this kind of extra expenses?
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12 responses
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
3 Oct 12
Yes the cost of living is rising every single day and it makes it hard for all of us across the world. I want to earn more too every single day am thinking of what I should do to help myself and my family to lead a comfortable life. However, I think that the government is not paying enough attention to all of this.
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, yes, the government and private sectors must concentrate in this issue and find a way to solve it by increasing our salary
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
4 Oct 12
Exactly. All they do is talk and just talk, but we never see any concrete actions.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
The increase in the primary commodities is the result of an increase in demand but with a fewer supply to provide the people. I guess, what we could only do is the save things as much as we can so that we could be able to buy the basic needs of your family. Here in our country, the same scenario. I have seen a lot of people who just park their cars in malls and just come back for it after office hours. There had been an increase motorcycle riders, too.
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, i think each and every country is facing this issue. We must work hard to increase our income to solve this kind of issues at the same time we must give importance to our health and take care about it
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
4 Oct 12
It is rather difficult at times to be working real hard just to be sure that the family is provided with their basic needs without sacrificing our health sometimes.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
5 Oct 12
Hi, You are right. The prices of necessary things are raising day by day and our income is not fulfill our needs. I am a retired person and I have to think while spending for anything. I have the only son and he is doing a job. He has well paid job. But I don't want to ask money from him. We have to cut some expenses for food from hotel, going for a movie, try to save electricity so that bills would be less. I am working as insurance adviser. I have to work hard for earning money.
• India
5 Oct 12
Hi friend, goo to hear about you, as you mentioned you are not interested in giving trouble to you son,. it shows his reality.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
4 Oct 12
Yes life is expensive but I have heard that all my life, everyone complains in every generation. I am so happy my rent is less than it used to be. I thank God for that.
• India
5 Oct 12
Hi friend, good to know that your rent is less and you don't have any financial problems due to your expenses
@mybranko (56)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
3 Oct 12
People need to share their knowledge. Many things can be replaced with cheaper solutions. Here's one example: milk. Anyone can make at home milk from oatmeal and save about 5 times. Another example: polpettine meat. Cooked rice and oatmeal with spices is very easy to make on oil. Than it is easy to make a hamburger. You should look for such solutions. I write about such ideas on my website.
• India
4 Oct 12
Hi friend, good to hear about your tips. Yes, we must share our knowledge with others and help them to gain more knowledge. Continue your knowledge sharing activities
@meowchie (992)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
At home, we are taught not to be materialistic. SO whatever our family earns, we help out on our bills. We set our priorities, spend for the needs first than the wants.. If we have extras to spend, then that's the time we buy stuffs that we can live even without having them. With this kind of living, my mom has no problem on budgeting =)
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, good to hear about your living system. I think your mother is an organized person and spend money in a good way, this kind of activities don't give issues to you
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi vp, We just can't compensate such expenses which are necessities of daily life. Even LPG is going costly. With all increases in prices, we don't get even DA (dearness allowances) in private jobs as in govt. jobs. At times, things seems to be out of our reach but how much do we cut down as we already live a simple living and no luxurious items... may be we should believe the 'taking loan, buy whatever you want, live a happy life.... definitely we have to repay the loans be it home loan or autoloan. Even after working hard the salaries are not increased at the speed the cost of living is being increased these days....
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, you are right, i too mention the same in my topic. The rates of the essential things are increasing in day by day manner, but our salary is in the same sort
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
3 Oct 12
for sure in our country the rate is increasing rapidly and hitting a new low and i am very upset with this progress,economy is booming in the wrong direction and something must be done instantly or it will affect us all
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, not only in your country, most of the countries are facing this kind of issues
@adnileb (5033)
• Philippines
3 Oct 12
Hello again, VP. Yes, you're right that most of the necessities that we need today are getting more expensive. I sometimes compensate them with my diet. It's helpful sometimes, as I am fat, I should not eat a lot so I won't spend much money eating. But seriously, with low salary here in my job, I find it really difficult to save. My mylot earnings are still on my paypal account and cannot withdraw till I reach the minimum required in the bank. But I am thinking of spending it online. Have a nice day!
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, sad to know that you have low salary with your job, as you mentioned you are holding your mylot money in your paypal, it is a good thing. Invest your money wiesly and get benefits. All the best
@ARIES1973 (9534)
• Legaspi, Philippines
3 Oct 12
We also experience the same thing in our country friend. That is why having one work will not suffice. We have to find other work in order to buy the things that need in our day to day life.
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, yes, we must find some good part time jobs to compensate the loss, but too much of work is not good for our health, we must take care of our health too
• United States
3 Oct 12
i feel your pain! I find myself have less and less money left over after paying for basic necesities. Everything seems to be getting more expensive for less quality. There isnt much we can do since it seems that everyone in the world is just complying and not doing anthing about it. Just paying the rent is a close to impossible feat! I believe that if everyone just stopped buying stuff, and demanded that pricess be lowered everywhere. This sudden stop of cash flow could be a great wake up call to companies all over the world! nice theory, but too bad it wouldnt ever happen
• India
3 Oct 12
Hi friend, you are right, this kind of incidents may happen in our dream, but it is impossible in the real life
• India
5 Oct 12
I think goverment take this task as a comparitive manner. People who wants to go by bicycle now wish to go by bike. People have the money full the petrol tank and run the vechicle. Even poor persons are also using the vechicle with the high cost because comparing with the expense with auto it is cheap.When government takes alternate solution to this problem then only this kinds of problems will be sorted out. If we use solor powered vechicle the cost will be reduced. But the innovation when happen will ??????????????????????????????????