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sitting here thinking for the past hour about the economy and how everything is now....freakin gas jumped up to 3.45 a gallon here ....i see more houses and signs of places for sale and rent than i have ever seen before when i'm out driving around running errands.....people are getting laid off at work .....i saw today where a couple business's closed down ...can only imagine cuz business is slow and people are not spending money like they use to.......i went into a store today to get deodarant ....i think i was at cvs or walgreens.....a 2 liter of coke products is 1.99.....pepsi products are a 1.89......20oz pepsi or coke is 1.39....gallon of milk is 5.09.....oh my deodarant was 4.59.....gillette cool wave gel deodarant....i was like wtf....5 bucks for deodarant....i went to the dollar general store and got my same deodarant gillette cool wave for 3 bucks....hell, i don't make a ton of money and i'm sure most here don't either....i use to have lots of money left over after i got paid and paid the bills...(rent, electric, cable, etc, etc).....i guess my question is ...has anyone else been thinking about this stuff?... and how are things going with other people?......

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Apr 17 @ 10:34PM  
think about it every day...especially on friday...payday and grocery day...
It's a shame when we have to decide if we're going to eat healthy or cheap...cuz we sure can't do both these days unless we grow our own...

Apr 17 @ 10:37PM  
I think about it daily...I'm trying to pay a mortgage, gas/electric (thankfully spring is here now!), keep gas in my car. I had a Grand Cherokee Jeep...sold that for a car to save on gas... Yep...seems like everything is going up except my check, which seems to be shrinking more and more.

Apr 17 @ 10:37PM  
Buying Foreign is stupid .
no jobs means no house .the banks don't want it !

Apr 17 @ 11:31PM  
Please put your dick away.

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Apr 18 @ 12:05AM  
Those of us who are old enough, lived through this 25 years ago (more or less) We learned how to live cheep and when things got better, kept living cheep so we'd have a stash for the next time it happens. The economy moves in cycles. It will most likely get worse in the next 12 - 18 months before it gets better, but it will get better.

Hard lessons are remembered for a long time. Learn to live financially responsibly so when the next cycle hits, you won't be left scrambling.

Apr 18 @ 1:40AM  
It doesn't realy move in cycles as a natural state. It actualy is a direct reflection of inovation, trade and trade policy. Simply put, the economy realy does tank under bad leadership.Then when it tanks we get tired of the guys who made it tank, and vote for the other party. I call it the election cycle. Reagan and bush economy vs Clinton economy...of course there was some innovation invovled...but then look at the next Bush.... yeah. Its not as if the innovation ceased. The so called .com bubble is a falsity. Truth be told,the internet is still a hot property when handled correctly. Apple for instance has hugely cashed in on it, and there was a time when investing in was considered to be a joke (who's laughing now...well its a little down again...but lets talk long term folks...its higher than it once was).

The housing market crash for was sooo caused by a lack of interference. I mean, come on. Who didn't see that shit coming? The energy crisis in cali was manifactured in order to boost prices...and due to a lack of government intervention this too caused a bad turn for the economy and for consumer confidence.

So...just wait a year.... no realy. Its going to rather abrutly change due to new leadership. Can't say how it will could Carter on us (brilliant yet so enept at politics he performed totaly bush league). Or it could clinton (fiscal conservative with a hands on approach...and yes there is a small chance that even mcain will now take that approach...though it would mean breaking campaign promises).

So don't count on it changing in a cycle. It could take a dramatic turn for the worse.

Of course there is also there are other unaccounted for factors such as all the metal china is buying up and japans ever leaking economy...and then there is koreas economy (but one could file that under trade policy).

No use trying to predict this shit, saving your money is taking shelter under paper...litteraly. It could just devalue to the point of nothing- right in time for the storm...

Sorry this was so long winded. But I had to make the most convincing arguement possible- for your rebuttel to be interesting.

Fire away.

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