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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:37 AM
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25. Is it any wonder?
Gasoline prices can go up anywhere from 10% to over 50% at the drop of a hat. Utility prices have nearly doubled for many in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Food prices are always on the rise as are those of other essentials. Credit card interest can be anywhere from 7%-25%, and mortgage interest around 3%-8% or more.

If I am lucky I will get an increase of 2-3% each year at my two jobs. I was lucky at one of my jobs this year, but not at the other. Needless to say none of my costs of living went down, nor did any of them increase by a mere 2-3%. So how am I supposed to do this extravagant saving that all of the experts recommend?

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