Is it just me, or has it gotten more expensive to live lately? Credit card companies have changed the rules on us Americans. We used to have to pay 2% of the balance. Granted it takes for ever to pay off a card at 2%. Especially when you have a 14% intrest rate. But 4%?? Ouch! That’s not bad if you don’t really carry a balance, but we do.
Add to that that gas prices have hit all time highs … we just returned from a road trip and we paid on average $3.05 per gallon for 89 octane gas. We got better gas milage and it saved us about $10 by using the higher grade fuel.
We just finished doing school supply shopping as well. $100 in supplies. That doesn’t include new clothes or shoes!
When did ground beef (ground round actually) hit $2.79 a pound? Have you seen the cost of Nyquil lately? $5.72 for 4 ounces … that’s about … $180 a gallon!!! A pound of Kraft Deli Slices (Deluxe American cheese) is $4. I bought a pound of ham at the deli and paid $6.79!! Heck my visit to Urgent Care went from a $25 flat fee to 20% co-pay … my trip Sunday cost me $33. And when did gas stations start charging 50 cents to get air in your tires?? I usually get a bagel and butter at work for 89 cents. Well they now charge for the butter … 5 cents per little packet … that works out to $32 a pound!! For butter!!
I need a raise! Or at least some way to start saving money! Any suggestions?