Sometimes I wish my name was Olivia Mae or Ezekiel and that I lived in the olden days. Where I didn't get ripped off at the grocery store and didn't need to waste a trillion dollars on gas.
I'm not trying to get all political up in here but what happened to all that CHANGE that was highly anticipated a few years ago?
The only change I see is a gas bill that is a SH#T-TON higher than what it was a year or two ago and groceries that are a heck of a lot more expensive. Despite the promise of change, I haven't had a step increase in over 4 years. I looked and figured out that I should be making well over 10,000 dollars more than I do now. Change my a$$.
The hubs and I used to budget 200 dollars a month on gas. Now we're spending well above 400 dollars a month and I spend most months worried and losing sleep about how we're going to make ends meet.
Today, while filling up my tank I was trying to think of ways to save money on gas. Well, short of buying a horse and buggy and becoming Amish, I can't do anything about it. One of my schools is 50 miles away (round trip) in rural Maryland. There is no public transportation to the boonies.
I know we aren't the only ones experiencing these difficulties, but man, life is hard.
I'm off to find a free trial of the Oregon trail and to find a way to convince my husband that we must move to rural Virginia, North Carolina and/or Delaware, where we can be rich with half the cash. Wish me luck!
10 hours ago