I usually look forward to the holidays. I've always started buying a few things here and there beginning in August or September up till Dec. but this time, I've bought nothing. Our cost of food has gone up. Our gas is still high. Paying for power and gas has risen. Taxes are about to go up in January. I'm in the mindset of saving my money and closing my wallet, rather than spending on Christmas presents. We hardly got any grocery items today because the cost of food has skyrocketed. It's going to be a very lean Christmas. I don't feel like buying a thing when I've got kids I have to feed first. We are the tighly squeezed middle class that is being squeezed even more.
and no we are not on food stamps.