No, this economy has made it impossible to save money. Many, including myself, are either making the same or less than we were a few years ago yet prices for everyday items like food and gas have sky rocketed. Almost everyone around me is always saying things like oh I have to wait till that next paycheck or let's go out next week when I get paid. It's really sad but it's the reality that we are living in not just in the U.S. but worldwide. And I don't see any way out of it anytime soon either. For those who are jobless, living paycheck to paycheck is heaven compared to no paycheck at all.