I saw the post about financial troubles. Well, my husband and I are in BETTER shape now financially than we have ever been. I am making less (by choice) but he is making more. Yes, we have a lot of debt, but we are making well over the minimum payments on everything, and are in great shape to get things paid off. The gas prices have been a nusiance, but luckily we both chose jobs with short commutes, and we don't feel the need to "Keep up with the Joneses", so I drive a 96 model car with 220k miles on it, and my husbands car is a 97. We have made a few changes, such as cooking at home more and eating out less, and we did cut our cable package down a bit, but other than that, we own everything and do pretty much everything we want. We are however a DINK family, but with God's blessing that will change later this year..... I hope there are lots of others like us out there that are not having to struggle too much. I know that everyones situation is different, but we all like to hear about the GOOD as well as the bad!