Good question. Some don't. Some luckily had enough put back to help them through, But that is running out now. And some, Like Us, Try to make a little extra on the internet.
Most people are finding ways to spend less. I think a lot of people have found that they can actually get by on a lot less than they thought.
I'm prioritizing. If I don't really need it, then I don't buy it. No eating out, no Netflix, no extra expenses. That helps me put what money I do have where it needs to go.
Minimum your cost and maximum your income is the best method for me. Try to find some part time job and make some extra money.
Cut back, cut back, and cut back some more. Back to the old phrase " Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without". Research ways to be frugal ex. dryer sheets cut into thirds work just as well as a whole sheet. If you have to go out of town for say an appointment, shop stores while you are there to save gas. Little things like turning off lights when not needed, unpluging chargers and setting your AC a degree or two higher all add up. No more eating out, entertainment, smart phones, prepared frozen food...back to just the basics. And unfortunatly a lot of pasta...
This is a great question. From what I've seen, people work two and three jobs if they can find them, they sell their things, they get rid of the extras they can do without, they use food stamps, they eat two meals a day instead of three...the level they choose depends on how bad it gets, but it can get really bad for some. Those are the people you see begging on the streets.
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Tough economy may be keeping more drunks off roadsBy David Beasley | Reuters – 29 mins ago well there's one silver lining.. ATLANTA (Reuters) - The economic slowdown could have an upside: a dramatic decline in the number of drinking and driving incidents, a new federal study suggests.A 2010...
by swb64 7 years ago
Tough one here, to change lifestyle or not for a few extra years...If you were told life expectancy is 75 if you change your life style - or 70 if you don't, then your decision would be?
by R D Langr 5 months ago
Is it better to fill up your gas tank all at once, or little by little ($15 at a time).I drive a moderate amount, and I usually fill up my tank with about $15 worth a time, unless its at a low price or I'm going on a long trip--then I fill it up completely. Is this an economically efficient...
by QualityContent 6 years ago
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by instantlyfamily 7 years ago
In this tough economy, how have YOU cut back to save money?
by cooldad 7 years ago
Hey Americans, are we really that bad off?Perspective seems to be something we have forgotten about. Sure, the economy is bad. But look around you. You still have a roof over your head and food to eat. That's more than most people around the world have. When you fell...
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