Prices around here are getting out of hand!!!

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by kandb, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. nunzia

    nunzia You can't top pigs with pigs, but you CAN top Toys

    Oct 19, 2007
    Exactly. I don't care what idiotic moves the private sector makes as that is their (and their shareholders) business and if they really mess up they go out of business (unless, of course they get 'rescued'). Public sector jobs and that includes up to and including Congress and the President, get their money from us through taxes so it is in our best interests to make sure they are being good stewards of that money.
    The double dipping teachers have been doing here is alarming (but I think they are starting to change that). I know many who have done this..they work their 20, retire, wait a year and then come back into the exact same system, seniority intact, while still pulling the retirement check :confused3. How is this logical? How can you currently work in the exact job you get monthly retirement checks from? At the very least retirement checks should be suspended until you really retire. How about all the young teachers coming up that can't find jobs because they are up against 'retired' teachers drawing their full 20+ year wage plus the check? Insane. If you still want to teach after you reitre then great..go and teach at a provate school or do tutoring.
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  3. happygirl

    happygirl DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2004
    I'm not the poster you quoted but I can tell you something that have went up

    Peanut Butter
    Ice Cream

    It might be easier to list what hasn't went up LOL
  4. KCMiller

    KCMiller Has decided she does not need anonymous approval,

    May 7, 2003
    For $350,000 in Central Ohio, you can live in a lovely 5 bedroom house in one of the top school districts in the state, and have property taxes of less than $7K per year. Two car garage, fenced yard, great neighbors. Oh, and you can also have $150K in the bank, because that's my house we're talking about, and you can buy it tomorrow for $200K. I moved here 26 years ago from New Jersey, and while I love and miss my family, there's nothing from a quality of life or financial perspective that would make me actually move back there. Housing costs and property taxes are just part of it - the unemployment rate in my current county is 6.5%, as opposed to my former county in NJ's 11.4%.

    Decent pizza is hard to come by, but hey, I can afford to vacation in Jersey for the food <g>.

    KC :car:
  5. DOREEN1779

    DOREEN1779 Mouseketeer

    Jul 18, 2010
    I hear ya! But I do Love Pizza! Spent way too many hours on the versaclimber because of the Pizza:(
  6. StephyDee

    StephyDee One day the tag fairy will pity me enough to give

    Jan 23, 2010
    My family and I live in NJ, and within the last year property taxes here went to over $700 a month. JUST property taxes. We all decided that it was time to move. My brother in Georgia says the cost of living down there is so much cheaper, especially real estate. No lie, a house that normally would be about $300K in Central NJ would be in the $125K range about 30 mins of Atlanta. We visited him enough times and compared the numbers, and it's just too obvious to ignore. We're moving mid-October, and the house we ended up getting (a lake house we were VERY LUCKY to snag) would normally be in the $400-500K range (waterfront property automatically makes it extremely pricey >_<), we paid about 1/4 of that. It's affected our Disney trips, and even though we were planning on going in December, I don't think we'll be able to just yet, because of funds and all. The cost of living is making life just that much harder to enjoy properly. It's only been 2 years since we've been to Disney, so I know we're not OH SO DEPRIVED :rolleyes:, but you guys of all people will know how addictive Disney is! :rotfl:

    I've been saving loose change, earning rewards on my credit card, debit card and such, and so far what I have would certainly help, but I have a ways to go, and that's a year of saving. So far I have:

    Loose change: $296.53
    Bank rewards: $100
    Credit Card rewards: $217.95

    **Total so far = $614.48

    ^^Not bad for money I wasn't even using, huh? :cool1:

    Pinching pennies everywhere I go is what is gonna happen until we're financially stable. The majority of the world is struggling together it seems.
  7. garom

    garom Earning My Ears

    Sep 13, 2009
    We live in scotland and although times are hard we manage i work for Britains biggest retailer so i tend to shop there as we get discount,the biggest drain on our finances is petrol/diesel as hubby drives for a living and is self employed.Our son started college but as the government pays his fees and he gets a bursary it hasn't impacted on us this should be the same for university as well which we are very thankful for. Also as regards paying tax and the NHS well you pay tax and NI as soon as you start work so you never have it to miss and i would rather have the NHS and all its faults than have to worry about being ill, we also don't pay for prescriptions or our sons braces.It's not all great but i do think our government is trying to help as much as they can in these tough times.
  8. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    well yesterday I popped into Walmart for soap and such...walked over to the candy aisle...and
    GUM was $6.00 for that little container that you place in your car holder,
    seriously, $6.00!!
    Needless to say I did NOT buy it!
    But it does not surprise me...gas is HIGHer, Food is HIGHer, Utilities are HIGHer, OIL is HIGHer (tho barrels are down), Real estate is LOWer and the list as a result QUALITY of life is DOWN, I hear ya :( I agree with you it has been a more expensive summer, I switched to morning/early afternoon movies to cut costs, that popcorn/drink/ticket adds up...I always think of the larger families, OUCH! :grouphug:
    ...but as always looking ahead..
  9. lilpig

    lilpig Mouseketeer

    Nov 21, 2011
    cheese, hummus,( I will still buy) a specialty salsa won't buy (unless on sale) couscous, I also buy special crackers and "snacks" they have also gone up.

    The snacks are amy's crackers and envirokids (sp) snack bars.(will try to find a "cheaper comparison". They were already expensive they but they are now $1 dollar more a box. I love the products but they are so expensive now.

    Oh and specialty "Fruit Bars" you know the ones where you can trick your brain to think you are eating Ice cream :rotfl:

    I am hoping to find coupons. Of course I haven't looked on line to order.

    Because of food allergies I need to shop a certain way. Also sorry it took me so long too reply I couldn't see the thread a few days and then I could not get the internet to work.

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