My family and I are doing everything possible to keep our household expenses low. From installing a thermostat for keeping our energy bill down, to cutting up credit cards. So why would we want more debt, XYZ? And to make matters worse, the cellular phone company plays a joke (not smiling here) on me by taking away some features on the EVO Shift and replacing them with paid premiums. Nope, not laughing…I’m on a money management plan and I ain’t getting off.
Things could be worse, though. With more than 45 mil Americans on food stamps, I’m not one of them. With 7.33 mil Americans collecting jobless benefits, I’m not one of them. A recent Fox poll showed among registered voters, 71% said the economy is getting worse. Yes, I’m one to agree. The Congressional Budget Office projects unemployment won’t drop below 8% for 3 more years. Yikes!
So while XYZ companies are filling up my mailbox with their pre-approved applications for credit, I’d have to respectfully decline. Except for the few companies I already owe, no other company is getting my last dime.
That’s my two cents (blame it on inflation), and I’m sticking with it. How are you faring in this economy?
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