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How has the economy changed your lifestyle?

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Asked by LaurenKaye29 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • It has not changed my life. My DH changing jobs and moving half way across the country changed my life though.


    Answer by louise2 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • yes, talk about trying to sell my house!! phhht!

    Answer by americansugar80 at 8:41 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • I have learned to become more green to save green$$$!

    I stopped buying paper towels, I use cloth diapers, I watch my energy usuage-to name a few.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • my husband made 9 thousand less this year it hurt bad


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Due to the economy we are losing a tremendous amount of work here where I live. Job places are closing down left and right. My DH built trusses for houses but since houses aren't hardly selling (if at all) there is no need to build them. He got layed off 2 months ago and unemployment was so flooded that we didn't get money for almost all of those 2 months. We finally got $139 this week.
    We can't live in our own home because we can't afford the bills. We can't find new jobs because they are either closed down or people have already taken them out of desperation. We can't move to a better place for getting a job because we couldn't possibly come up with the $ to move.
    We are living with my parents. The only bills DH and I have are electricity, water, home payment, bank note and ofcourse baby needs and we can't even pay those!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Continued from anonymous 8:46 PM. We only made 11,000 salary.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • nope ive always been broke so its no change to me

    Answer by symle456 at 8:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • Nothing has changed for us, we havent changed our lifestyle at all.

    Answer by cbtkw95 at 8:51 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • we used to waste more $ we still waste some, eat out way less!

    Answer by AmaliaD at 9:03 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

  • My boyfriends job became almost non existant because people don't want to call for work on their heating system until it's dead and then they want him to work on it for free or "say" they'll send him a check that mysteriously never arrives. I still have my job thank goodness, but it's not fantastic for supporting 4 people. We don't go out very much anymore. We drive to work and the store and thats about it, lol! I do miss having a few extra bucks to do stuff with including giving each other presents on Christmas and Birthdays. Fortunatly we can still do it for the boys, but the selfish part of me misses opening presents.

    Answer by kryssie78 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 17, 2009

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