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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-14-10 11:26 AM
Response to Reply #57
59. I don't think the economy would have ground to a halt, but
economic expansion based on debt and credit would most certainly have been curtailed.
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  -How are you adapting to our new economy?... WestSeattle2  Feb-13-10 02:12 PM   #0 
  - I'm buying more booze.  azmouse   Feb-13-10 02:20 PM   #1 
  - Me, too. 24,000 bottles of it.  MercutioATC   Feb-13-10 02:46 PM   #15 
     - Wow! Best of luck to you!  azmouse   Feb-13-10 03:05 PM   #25 
     - Lots of work, but lots of fun.  MercutioATC   Feb-13-10 03:22 PM   #28 
     - I think you will do well  happy_liberal   Feb-13-10 04:11 PM   #35 
     - Congratulations on your new business, and good luck to you!  Luciferous   Feb-13-10 06:59 PM   #43 
     - Thanks!  MercutioATC   Feb-14-10 09:43 AM   #58 
     - Hell of a plan! Complete with fall back plan that deals with reality  havocmom   Feb-14-10 03:13 PM   #68 
  - I've been thinking about this for a while.  asdjrocky   Feb-13-10 02:20 PM   #2 
  - Your last line says it all.....The silver lining to our  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:46 PM   #16 
  - Yeah.  asdjrocky   Feb-13-10 02:54 PM   #22 
  - Bravo! I have been getting more and more into the lifestyle choices you are talking  galileoreloaded   Feb-13-10 08:06 PM   #47 
  - Before you get the chickens, look at ducks.  Greyhound   Feb-14-10 02:32 AM   #56 
  - Adapting? Sounds like something the Nouveau poor have to do  Taitertots   Feb-13-10 02:21 PM   #3 
  - LOL - I tend to feel the same way  SmileyRose   Feb-13-10 02:35 PM   #8 
  - I'll have to respectfully disagree! I think this downturn  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 03:05 PM   #24 
     - maybe  SmileyRose   Feb-13-10 03:13 PM   #27 
        - I was one of those who managed to recoup almost  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 03:31 PM   #29 
           - you know you can still save money in a 401k and get money market or bonds instead of stocks, right?  dionysus   Feb-13-10 06:38 PM   #41 
              - My employer does not allow access to 401k funds...(no  WestSeattle2   Feb-14-10 11:35 AM   #61 
  - Yep!  Political_Junkie   Feb-13-10 02:37 PM   #11 
  - Honey, I'm there with ya!!  proudohioan   Feb-13-10 02:47 PM   #17 
  - Here's what we've done in the past five years...  CoffeeCat   Feb-13-10 02:26 PM   #4 
  - Target stores.....opium for the masses! I used to shop  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:31 PM   #6 
  - A few changes for us, but not too much  AllyCat   Feb-13-10 02:30 PM   #5 
  - Your #5 strikes a chord with me....I haven't used a  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:36 PM   #9 
  - Cooking from scratch more often, buying less prepared food  Liberal_in_LA   Feb-13-10 02:33 PM   #7 
  - Me too....and it's much healthier!  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:40 PM   #13 
  - If your 401K has a company match you are taking a voluntary pay cut  Statistical   Feb-13-10 02:36 PM   #10 
  - My employer does not match; they offer  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:39 PM   #12 
     - Then in that case no big loss.  Statistical   Feb-13-10 02:42 PM   #14 
        - ...aside from mising out on being able to invest pretax money.  MercutioATC   Feb-13-10 02:49 PM   #18 
           - Yeah but the same tax savings can be obtained with IRA.  Statistical   Feb-13-10 02:54 PM   #21 
  - What press are you uising?  sailor65   Feb-13-10 02:50 PM   #19 
  - Coffee presses are or can be inexpensive.....I use  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 02:54 PM   #20 
  - I've used a Bodum for years and love it.  AllyCat   Feb-14-10 01:25 AM   #54 
  - Cigarettes? Unfortunately, that's my budget buster, too.  proudohioan   Feb-13-10 03:01 PM   #23 
  - I buy mine at a local Indian reservation for $6 per  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 03:13 PM   #26 
  - Roll your own is way cheaper.  Political_Junkie   Feb-13-10 10:47 PM   #51 
  - Sold everything in 2006.  bvar22   Feb-13-10 03:38 PM   #30 
  - Wow....ok, I think you're tied for first place so far in the  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 03:48 PM   #31 
  - The Economy wasn't our prime motivator,  bvar22   Feb-13-10 07:14 PM   #45 
  - +1  asdjrocky   Feb-13-10 08:02 PM   #46 
  - I'm making a great living in the nas/san tech industry,  crazyjoe   Feb-13-10 03:57 PM   #32 
  - Why should you feel guilty?! More power to you and your  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 04:02 PM   #33 
  - I'm in the same business, and yes, business is booming.  Silent3   Feb-14-10 12:36 PM   #62 
  - I'm in a very similar situation, sans the wife making more, but quite comfortable.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-17-10 08:50 AM   #69 
  - Good ideas  LatteLibertine   Feb-13-10 04:05 PM   #34 
  - We are facing a 40% reduction in income--due to "reform" of NC  mnhtnbb   Feb-13-10 04:21 PM   #36 
  - It makes one wonder what will become of the clients of  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 04:54 PM   #38 
     - No wondering required; California under Ronnie as Gov started  mnhtnbb   Feb-13-10 11:12 PM   #52 
  - i am stockpiling weapons, ammunition, MREs, desalinization kits, and plastic sheeting and duct tape  datasuspect   Feb-13-10 04:24 PM   #37 
  - Don't forget the  Caretha   Feb-13-10 08:08 PM   #48 
  - My video store is locally owned and my grocery store is employee owned.  jotsy   Feb-13-10 06:11 PM   #39 
  - Three years ago we had three locally owned video stores and  Luciferous   Feb-13-10 07:08 PM   #44 
  - Now that my husband is not working we have made some changes  sandyj999   Feb-13-10 06:25 PM   #40 
  - I get the "stuff" thing......and the cell phone bill.....I've heard of  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 10:28 PM   #49 
     - Thank you!  sandyj999   Feb-14-10 02:05 PM   #66 
  - I haven't had to adapt, I've been living by Great Depression rules my whole life.  scarletwoman   Feb-13-10 06:57 PM   #42 
  - You do realize that if we had all followed your example  WestSeattle2   Feb-13-10 10:33 PM   #50 
     - It's never felt like "self-discipline" to me, it's just simple pragmatism.  scarletwoman   Feb-13-10 11:47 PM   #53 
     - If we all followed her example, the economy would have ground to a halt decades ago.  Greyhound   Feb-14-10 02:37 AM   #57 
        - I don't think the economy would have ground to a halt, but  WestSeattle2   Feb-14-10 11:26 AM   #59 
  - umm WHAT economy again?  ddeclue   Feb-14-10 01:28 AM   #55 
  - I'm actually making more money than I ever have.  WeekendWarrior   Feb-14-10 11:29 AM   #60 
  - Bought a 2BR Condo  bergie321   Feb-14-10 12:49 PM   #63 
  - I have no other choice now but to sell my body and deal dope.  L0oniX   Feb-14-10 12:52 PM   #64 
  - I'll be adapting by living in my truck should the EU benefits extention be delayed  ipaint   Feb-14-10 12:53 PM   #65 
  - We dine out once a year  LiberalEsto   Feb-14-10 02:58 PM   #67 

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