prices raise

@savypat (20248)
United States
February 22, 2013 2:36pm CST
Here we are not even 60 days into the new year and the prices are going up, up and then up even more. Of course gas price affects so many other things, everything we buy in our area comes from a long distance away. It does make keeping to a budget a real challenge. How are you doing?
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16 responses
• United States
22 Feb 13
I notice meat is getting out of control and since I can live without meat in my meals I only buy one pack of chicken and let adrain buy all the meat. I buy everything else that is needed for the fridge and cabinets. if we were to ever break up I would save big time because I would only eat chicken and not all the time. I can do fish when on sale as well.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
22 Feb 13
I eat fish when I can but I don't get it often because so much of it is from China and other places that have horrible growing conditions. I used to eat tuna because it was cheap but it's pretty pricey now, too.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Feb 13
What angers me is that on the radio our Gas supply company was boasting of huge rising profits, and yet our utilities bills are on the rise, why is their profit never filtered down to their loyal customers? These companies get greedy and they get away with it.
@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
25 Feb 13
Prices are going up and it is not easy to keep up with things. I was getting help with food but now that was taken away. I am finding it harder to save money now and need more for food. I hardly have anything left after the month. And I have my kids come to me every other weekend. And kids cost money. I hardly drive anymore because of the gas prices. I am looking for ways to make some extra money to keep up with thing. I try and thats all I can do.
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@dorannmwin (36671)
• United States
25 Feb 13
I have to admit that I'm probably not really doing as good as I ought to be doing. Of course a part of this is because of the fact that we got our tax return and that has meant that we've been doing some shopping that we don't ordinarily do. However, in addition to that, the fact that the price of gas has risen rapidly hasn't been something that has helped me at all. We are going to make it through everything, I know that we will, but my savings is not growing in the way that I would like to see it growing right now.
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• United States
24 Feb 13
I got my traveling done just before the prices went up. I am thankful for that. Hope I don't have to wait too long before traveling again but I will probably wait until I get the gas prices go back down.
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
23 Feb 13
Same here in Mexico. gas has gone up here. Rice, beans, eggs all have gone up in last 2-3 months. Its getting bad here.
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@kingparker (9698)
• United States
23 Feb 13
it is the same here in the U.S. many groceries and shopping items are the up and upper price. We just hope to find some thing cheaper from those online apps, like hukkster or Invisible hands. We have to learn to save money from variety of sources, otherwise, we just couldn't do the best to stretch out the dollar.
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• India
23 Feb 13
When I was living in my country and my father was making complaing of raising prices each moth, I was thinking how good another country is? but now I see it is the problem in all over the world. things is getting more expensive daily and for some peopel life expenses has become a seriouse problem.
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@LoKoMoMe (511)
• Belize
23 Feb 13
your right, price is continue to raise in the world market, but its bad that they decrease a bit only. especially the electricity bill and the water bill now continue to raise.
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@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
23 Feb 13
I have noticed too that things are going up everywhere on certain things and it is so true that it is taking a toll on our budget. So now we have to save more money and cut back on a few things. But I think that we are making it and we are doing okay. But it is so sad that things are already going up so soon into the year.
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@kprofgames (3025)
• United States
23 Feb 13
Yup gas, food, utilities....yet people are loosing their jobs due to mandatory healthcare and my federal/state taxes changed so bring home $90 less a week then I did before. Sometimes I just want to move off the grid and kick it like my great grandparents did.
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@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
23 Feb 13
Hi savypat! I think this situation is common to almost anywhere. We also experience this price increase in our prime commodities that is why people are always complaining about it. But I think the only thing that we can do is to accept the fact that this kind of thing will always be happening. We should learn to work harder in order to cope up with the situation. Yes it's hard actually, imagine the prices of commodities are increasing rapidly yet our salary are not moving up. That is why personally, I am trying to find other job in order to supplement our daily needs. Have a nice day!
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
23 Feb 13
oh, i know what you mean. the prices of everything seem to be going up uncontrollably. it seems they just don't care about the little guy any more. i always am on the lookout for sales and really good deals. yesterday, i got a pair of boots for next winter at walmart which were regularly priced $35 (last fall anyways) but i waited and lucked out yesterday and got them for $11! i love to look for deals for things that i need. i find that the prices here in Canada are always higher here than they are in the US.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
23 Feb 13
Thank you I so agree. You try to live on a budget but then you go to the gas station to pick up gas and its been raised once again. Now you have to add more money because the gas went up and that is picking at your budget. The gas here by me is at 3.80 when about three weeks ago it was 3.48 a gallon. It is so hard to live within a budget when things keep going up. Thankfully we are trying to keep it under control but if its not one thing its another. We just had to pay 227.00 dollars for our Dog Cody who had a bloating problem this week. If we didn't take him to the vet he could have ended up with a twisted stomach which would have then killed him. Good luck in keeping with the budget I just hope the gas prices start going down soon.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
22 Feb 13
I'm getting my meat from the mark down case exclusively now, it's so expensive! Kroger recently announced they won't double coupons anymore but will lower prices throughout the store. Hooray! Or so I thought. I found that the things I buy most like dog food, meats and vegetables and toilet paper had actually gone up! Sure, the prices of soda and chips and processed foods have gone down but I don't buy those things. Some cereals went down, too, but I rarely eat those either, since I try to eat a minimum of wheat. I did find a good dog food that is dehydrated and costs less than the dry food and my dogs adore it. I send away for it and the shipping costs bring it up to around the price of bagged dry dog food but it doesn't have chemicals or additives in it and they're coats have a new shine and they're more playful than ever. So there's some good news!
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@robspeakman (1707)
22 Feb 13
Everybody is looking at price rises from a selfish point of view. Really? - Quit your whining. The Western World have had it good for years - we have grown and become rich as a collective community. Now the rest of the World is catching up and developing - they want what we have had for such a long time. Russian's, Chinese, Indians and many others are now enjoying the wealth... They are buying cars and cars need fuels - ergo demand for petrols is now at a high. The prices will rise. Basic market behaviour. The last few years around the globe, the weather conditions have been freakish to say the least. Fewer crops and fewer beasties to eat... again DEMAND = PRICE RISES The prices will never go down again - get used to it, not unless a few billion die