The Prices Keep Rising Like Lava
Feb. 18, 2011
Wait--the Great Recession ended? Maybe now I’ll get back the money my boss took away during all those pay cuts.
The fact is it hasn't ended, it may be in the process of ending, but it's certainly not over, though I wish it was.
But Great Recession or not, shouldn't consumers be worried about the rising cost of goods anyway? Do people think we like to spend more money for the heck of it?
I worried about the rising cost of my everyday needs when I made 30k plus more than I currently do now.
But really: How can you not notice the rising cost of everything? From gas to groceries to household items, they are hitting you everywhere. You can't catch a break, and even with cutting coupons, you still feel the pressure to try and figure out what to do and when to do it.
With the way rising costs are affecting everything, you have to cut out the fun stuff. Those extras you buy your kids or the stuff that you treat your spouse to just isn't important anymore.
As for movies, paying $8-plus to see a movie is just not worth it. I'll watch it for free when it comes out on Redbox and I can rent from it with a free code.
Cds and DVDs I'm not buying, either. Why? Because if you let me buy this junk then I won't pay my bills!
My family is feeling the squeeze from rising costs, but I have to wonder where the people are getting salary raises. I need one of those jobs.
I mean, I'm lucky to have a job but I was promised years ago that I would get back my money from pay cuts, but I've still gotten nothing.
Essentially, I cant keep up. I have to cut corners by paying one bill late this week and a different bill late next week. We use the heck out of coupons and that saves a large amount of money, but even so, we are still struggling.
Memories about stuff costing less don''t faze me. I care about trying to keep my family afloat and paying my bills. The memories I want are of my lights staying on.
—Scott is a dad of four who blogs about everything from being a daddy to his love for his wife and normal issues in his everyday life. You can check out ThisDaddysBlog.blogspot.com for more.