how are you making ends meet?

United States
July 31, 2008 12:16pm CST
It just seems that things are getting more and more expensive and with children it can get even worse very quickly. How are you able to cover all your bills and still take care of everything you need to?
4 responses
• United States
31 Jul 08
I steal from peter to pay paul ha ha ha
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
31 Jul 08
It is not easy, I was laid off from my job one month ago, I will see what a struggle I am in next month since I am solely dependent on my unemployment which is 40% less than what I was making. It is really hard and scary. I do not have young children, so that is one stress factor I do not have to face. Because children need to be taken care of well and I know that it must be hard to provide for all of their needs.
@Wizzywig (7858)
31 Jul 08
I dont really think I am at the moment particularly since the pay office have stuffed up big time this month & taken more in tax than they put in my bank! Its an eror and will be corrected but that doesn't help right now. I had hoped to get extra shifts this month but have been booked in for surgery & anticipate being off for about 3weeks ... so, dieting is looking good . On the plus side, I wont be driving to work so should save fuel...
@snowy22315 (101881)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Well, online aearnings help me quite a bit. I just pay what I need to usually and look for sales and things like that. Also I usually buy generic so that helps me to keep the costs down. I do not like to be so cheap, but it seems like it is increasingly necessary in this day and age.