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3/3/09 3:48 P

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yea, we lost our raises but kept our bonuses. Our hope is that the economy turns around otherwise we think we'll lose our bonuses (and still have a pay freeze) next year

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3/3/09 2:39 P

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Congrats on the bonus. Not alot of places are doing that right now.

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3/3/09 12:45 P

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I can't say it's affecting my diet (which correlates to my previous post) but I can say that it is affecting my health. I jsut looked at my budget yesterday and darned near had an asthma attack.

Thankfully I got an EXCELLENT annual review and our annual bonuses have been approved by Hasbro.... that will keep the household running for another two months.

We get the bonus on the 13th.

A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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3/2/09 7:35 P

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I see that in the grocery store I went shopping a few weeks ago and bought some lettuce for 5.49 I couldn't believe but it was suppose to be healthy so I bought it...but I was upset about it...and more and more fruits and veggies are following suit

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3/2/09 8:32 A

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I was reading an article as the economy worsens so do our wasitlines. Fresh fruits and veggies cost more than a burger at mc donalds or any other fast food joint. As people scrap for that extra cash produce will be pretty much the first thing to go.

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2/3/09 2:28 P

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Luckily the downshift in the economy hasn't changed my budget too much. I am looking for a job, but I had a lot of money saved up in a CD that just matured last month. If anything the biggest change is that I rarely go out to eat anymore. I splurge once a week on a regular outting with a bunch of friends.

Cooking mine own meals has really helped me not only see more results, but reduced my monthly spending.



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2/3/09 1:31 P

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feeding a family of six on one income is quite the challenge .. let me tell ya! we went to the store a couple days ago.. spent $93 and dh freaked a bit.. i'm like HELLO!! it's been 2 weeks since we've gone shopping and i'm talking BARE BONES shopping.

pay check to pay check sucks.. and we don't qualify for any state assistance.. even an energy assistance package would help! ugh! i hate how the gov't assesses for qualified people. I get WIC which is a help.. but seriously? in the long run..it's not much help.

oh well.

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2/3/09 11:19 A

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Wow SUGARNSPICE215, I was watching something on CNN where one of the reporters is going to go one month on living on nothing but food stamps. I believe that like 120 bucks a month for one person. The economy has not affect Houston that much. Houston still remains the energy capital of the US and the oil and gas industry is thriving.

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2/3/09 10:48 A

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My fiance lost his job and we have a full time college student living with us, so we're living off my paycheck alone.

I'm trying to not let it affect us too much. I've become an avid coupon collector and we are loading up on cheap foods (10 for $10 on carrots, oranges, other fruits and veggies) and buying only the meats that are on sale.

We don't go out to eat much, so that's ok. But I do keep us to a VERY tight budget when it comes to food



A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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2/3/09 5:05 A

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We are very blessed and I am so thankful to God that we are.

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2/2/09 8:46 P

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Last year we did really well! Not very many around us were affected, and if they were, it wasn't for long.
We are pushing towards paying things off in general and also so we can get my Hubby out of the job he is working.

I generally try to buy stuff on sale because I simply find it hard to justify paying $3.99 a pound for tomatoes. I think tracking what we eat has affected my shopping more than my budget. lol.

Edited by: JONQUIN at: 2/3/2009 (10:53)
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2/2/09 6:56 P

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It's affecting my home. My boyfriend and I are unemployed. We get foodstamps but with the rising cost of food we end up with nearly no food left and no foodstamps left either.

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Me too Tema. We have actually done very well this year. Our focus now is to continue to save money in case my husband does lose his job.

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I truly thank God that I can say right now that it has not affected me at all...

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2/2/09 9:51 A

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Just wanted to see if the economy is affecting your diet. Have you lost your job or in fear of losing yours.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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