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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-05 11:19 AM
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11. Yes, we're saving very little and, no, you're not alone.
Edited on Mon Oct-03-05 11:20 AM by sadiesworld
Our situation is not dire at this point (probably good compared to many), but I am having an increasingly difficult time finding places to cut the fat. We gave up dinners out, new vehicles, real vacations, etc. some time ago. I try buying cheaper on necessary items but that often just seems to cost more in the long run when I have to rebuy sooner.

My husband's raises and bonuses have been small to non-existent in the past few years and I'm not working currently.

We're trying to fix up our house to sell and move into something smaller and cheaper. But it makes me a little crazy sometimes to continue to pour money into it in the hopes of saving money later with a smaller mortgage.

Honestly, if we're having trouble (given my husband's decent salary + no kids), I can't imagine how others are making it.

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