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Post #28 Depression by inflation


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Just finished paying the monthly bills - at least most of them. Something has to give and it is usually my mood. Like most small business my income is down more than I expected this year. DH's income did not increase either because the powers that be say there is no inflation. What I would like to know is just where these guys buy food and gas. Oh, I forgot, they don't - we buy it for them!

It doesn't seem to matter if our income goes up or down the bills continue to steadily rise. The power company just raised our average monthly payments by $37 even though we used less in the last 12 months than we paid over those 12 months. I have sent an inquiry questioning their mathematical abilities but it isn't likely to do any good.

I'd also like to talk to whoever started the rumor that eating at home, cooking your own healthy food was cheaper than eating out. My food costs over-all have not dropped a bit in return for all the time I am spending in grocery stores shopping for produce.

In case you are wondering, yes I get like this every month on the day I pay bills.
End of depressing decompression rant.
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EJHEINRICH1 4/13/2010 11:21AM

    I think we can call this the Ranting Club. You are not alone!
I find it hard to make ends meet anything. Last year was the worst for us I pray this year is a little better.

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ASPENHUGGER 4/12/2010 1:03PM

    Yes, I had to give up my small business when the gas prices went through the roof a couple of years ago. The price of everything else went up to offset the rising cost of delivery, etc. But you'll notice when the gas prices came back down, nothing else did. Couldn't afford the extra costs for my expenses, & couldn't raise my prices.

So I got out, even though I just loved that business. emoticon
So I feel your pain.

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JLUVSHIKIN 4/8/2010 9:16PM

    I pay the bills in our household as well. It is probably fitting though since I don't bring in income... at least not yet. Rant away... rant away.

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