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Snoman 72 points ago +75 / -3

During the week I expect to see traffic, but on the weekend it’s as busy as before. Restaurants are rocking and grocery stores full, something doesn’t quite add up here.

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KonyHawk_ProSlaver 80 points ago +81 / -1

People built up savings during the pandemic. These are being spent down and credit card balances are rising again. Give it a few months.

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Snoman 27 points ago +29 / -2

Yeh, I figured that in already and have followed those data points. Something else is off, I believe the difference is the lower income earners which is obvious.

My point is, the inflation seems to be little more than an inconvenience for middle class earners.

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Spawnlingman 31 points ago +31 / -0

Before inflation we budgeted to save at least $2000 a month. Now its $1200. We still go out.

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Need4Pede 18 points ago +18 / -0

I hear that. We bought a house April 2021 and while we maintain a savings, we've had been spending because we know costs are going up. New HVAC, electrical panel, water heater, a few appliances. Nothing bought on credit. We just didn't increase savings. Now that shit is still raising we are being semi cheap. Limit eating out, and spending. Neither of us carry a credit card balance she both cars paid off. Just a mortgage. It astounds me how's many people carry credit card balances. I understand manageable dept, especially on assets that return more than the dept interest. But CCs are your worst enemy.

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Spawnlingman 11 points ago +12 / -1

We are right there with you. No CC balances except mortgage. We pay for repairs and necessities right of our money. Noone elses. If we cant pay for it, we don't do it. If it's a luxery vs a need we usually don't bother at all. People that run on credit astound me. I feel.sorry for those that are responsible and are struggling right now. We have three small kids and are paying for christian school. That is our biggest investment outside of our mortgage.

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Need4Pede 9 points ago +10 / -1

People fell entitled to live above their means because they believe they should. It's nuts to me. I bought a used SUV in cash a few years ago. Replaced a 14yo accord that was totaled in an accident, not my fault. Else Id probably still be driving it. Have 3 kids, 1 grown, but 2 little ones. Unfortunately, divorced so pay support and still need to pay for everything when they are here, which is A lot. (support is a shame especially when you're heavily involved) I still manage a home with my GF and do things. I'm just really frugal. But used furniture, things on sale, keep things forever. It's really not hard.

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HoganP 6 points ago +6 / -0

I'm exactly the same, but no kids. It would definitely be a lot harder with kids, I think, so hat's off.

But yeah, once you get used to being frugal it's not hard at all. Doesn't mean you deprive yourself of anything, you're just more judicious about everything and don't impulse buy. I even still use credit for everything, just don't carry balances.

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mnguy12000 4 points ago +4 / -0

We use credit cards but always pay off balance every month. Was able to pay for a trip this summer with points. No reason not to take advantage of credit card companies that are giving shit away.

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GodDamnedEngineer 3 points ago +5 / -2

I BUY EVERYTHING WITH A CREDIT CARD. EVERYTHING. I DONT EVEN OWN A DEBIT CARD.

I HAVE ZERO LIABILITY WITH AS CREDIT CARD. RETAILER GIVING YOU A HARD TIME? CANCEL PAYMENT, FILE FRAUD. LOSE YOUR WALLET FOR THREE WEEKS CAUSE YOUR AIRPLANE WENT DOWN ON A DESERT ISLAND? COOL. FILE FRAUD AND REVERSE ALL CHARGES. ITS AMAZING.

YOU HOLD ALL LIABILITY WITH A DEBIT CARD. NONE WILL HELP YOU.

I DO PAY THAT CARD EVERY MONTH AND LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE I GOT A MORTGAGE AND STUDENT LOANS.

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MauserShooter 13 points ago +13 / -0

I think you forgot to turn off caps

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MawaDeBlanco1 2 points ago +3 / -1

you are 100% incorrect on debit cards. I don't know why the credit card companies keep spreading this rumor and you debtors keep falling for it.

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Spawnlingman 7 points ago +7 / -0

Also, we do have cc's. We gas up on them and do groceries. Then pay them off monthly. We have our credit scores at 830 each.

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Need4Pede 6 points ago +6 / -0

I would clarify. Carrying a CC balance is never smart unless absolutely necessary. I'm about the same. They always ding me for having to few accounts paid as agreed... But I have few accounts to begin with all paid, but it's too few. It's weird.

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Snoman 6 points ago +7 / -1

Roger that, so where does inflation rank for your family 1 out of 3 ?

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Spawnlingman 15 points ago +15 / -0

Inconvenience right now. We have about 40k saved away due to living within our means on a budget for ten years. So this sucks but not as much as it does for other people. For instance... i still buy ammo and guns.

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aconcernedtroll 4 points ago +4 / -0

You're investing in ammo and guns. Those will appreciate faster than cash.

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Hatefullynch 1 point ago +1 / -0

I can't afford as many engine parts

I feel the squeeze though

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Viewer01 9 points ago +9 / -0

I’m in top 80% of income and I’ve cut my eating out in half to adjust. This was after a 5% raise.

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Newuser99 3 points ago +3 / -0

I took another full time software job. So two incomes. It's the only way yo afford things now for me

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HoganP 9 points ago +9 / -0

Middle class earners are often the worst worst with money. These are often people that constantly revolve credit card balances so that puts a buffer on the monthly expenses. I have friends who are convinced that keeping a low but manageable credit balance is good. All it's really good for is numbing you to where your money is going and creating interest charges. The lifestyle hasn't taken a hit yet but will as the monthly interest stacks up and the balances grow.

If you don't use credit or you pay your balances off every month you have definitely felt all of this because the numbers are in your face. There's no way anyone buying groceries for a family and putting gas in multiple vehicles haven't seen it.

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Snoman 0 points ago +2 / -2

I don’t disagree, but seeing it and feeling it appear to be 2 different things. I haven’t kept up w/the Football games lately, but from what I gather they are selling tickets and the fans span across age and demographic.

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Meddlesom 3 points ago +3 / -0

Bread and circus.

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booterbutt 9 points ago +9 / -0

There's a fuck ton of people just rolling in debt

What my wife and I have noticed in our area is there has been a sudden surge of semi-ratchet black people coming into nice areas and spending cash like crazy - but it's all on credit.

These are like once-removed from the hood folks. They're not "knockout game" hood, but they probably have a cousin that is.

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XLNutts 3 points ago +3 / -0

They all have a cousin Junebug.

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aconcernedtroll 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think a lot of people are spending money they don't have. Quite a few people aren't realizing that they're doing that until end of month and bills are due. Then they get paid again, catch-up but have less saved.

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thisisatestof2 11 points ago +11 / -0

Exactly. Much of what you see is people eating into their savings in hopes of soon inflation rapidly decreases. Just like people willing to pay $5/gallon to nave a normal summer after 2 years of Coof restrictions. IMHO, at some point it will be like hitting a brick wall were large portions of the middle class pull back rapidly. I suspect that will occur sometime between Thanksgiving and early January.

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Meddlesom 2 points ago +2 / -0

This Christmas is when a lot of people are going to lose their shit and go into debt.

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canada_is_communist 9 points ago +9 / -0

I think there's more to it than that. I agree people are eager to eat out, and probably know it wont last ( more inflation + job losses coming), but I also see most restaurants full, and people still chain smoking / paying $9 for a big mac.

Something doesnt add up.... Arguably im in canada and everyone got free money, but still.

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Zskills 14 points ago +14 / -0

If I know my dollars are going to be worth far less tomorrow than they are now, there's less incentive to save it.

Inflation is insidious and feeds into itself

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Idontevenknow 7 points ago +7 / -0

This, the wife and I jumped on new roof/siding/windows this year that were all on the horizon but we moved up because next year, things look bad.(Material cost etc) Savings is stolen from you through inflation. Physical Assets they gotta get past the guns at least to take them. Look into what the germans did in their hyper inflationary period when the money lost value multiple times per day and prepare accordingly.

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justanotherSCpatriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

I think a shitload of people took advantage of the rise in house prices and refi'd earlier in the last year with cash out, before rates rose. That money will eventually run out.

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MauserShooter 6 points ago +6 / -0

Only a idiot would do that, and they deserve the eventual foreclosure.

I bought my home in 2014, it’s now with 2.5 times as much as I owe.

If I did that or sold, I would never be able to find a house for the same amount per month as I pay now. I couldn’t even rent a single bedroom apartment for what I pay monthly on my mortgage.

I am about to have 2 payed off vehicles instead of just 1. And I don’t drive my own vehicle for work, I drive a company work truck. My gas expenses are only for one vehicle, and even then my wife gets some back with mileage.

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Shellingas 6 points ago +7 / -1

I can't afford to eat out right now. I don't see how some people do it on a regular basis.

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MauserShooter 3 points ago +3 / -0

My wife and I eat out once a week, after church so our kids eat for free. Cutting back on that saves us about 120$ a week.

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basshead 2 points ago +3 / -1

Perhaps those people make more money than you do. Or (and more likely) people are taking on debt, not really caring about the outcome.

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Dratchev 8 points ago +8 / -0

or said people are leeching off the taxpayer with something called a EBT card, they go to the shop buy up all the junk food, energy drinks, crab legs, and soda they can on YOUR dime, so they have plenty of money to go out and eat.

LOTS of leeches running around with the EBT card.

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BigIronBigIron 3 points ago +3 / -0

The biggest EBT leech is Wall Street.

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basshead 1 point ago +2 / -1

I am aware of that and it’s a problem. But obviously that’s not the case for everyone

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Junionthepipeline -2 points ago +2 / -4

It helps to have a real job

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Shellingas 4 points ago +5 / -1

It helps to not be a retard.

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I_Used_to_be_me 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think a lot of it is that somehow restaurants haven’t caught up yet to grocery store prices. It’s barely more expensive to eat out right now. This will change, but for the time being, grocery prices have skyrocketed while many restaurants haven’t raised the price of a meal nearly as much

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The_Emperor 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think restaurants had too many competitors close, and buying food at stores is so high now, so demand uo, supply down.

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Donger-Lord2 9 points ago +10 / -1

There was no pandemic.

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Groundpounder 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lots of “people” here giving the Brandon regime the benefit of the doubt lately 🤔

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pmyourcovfefes 11 points ago +11 / -0

Well people will keep buying groceries, that’s a staple. I’m in NC and can’t tell you how many places are closing for various reasons.

I went to get a haircut this week and the location I go to said they’re closed indefinitely due to a labor shortage. The restaurant my daughter works at was closed for 2 months because the original owner sold due to supply chain issues and a labor shortage. They finally reopened with new owners.

The company I work for (just left but still consulting until they fill the position) is not able to supply enough to fulfill customer demand. On the other hand, they also can’t pay their bills because of inflation. The parent company is in Europe and the CFO told me their gas bill used to be around 15-20K GBP. It’s now over 200K GBP. That conversation was several months ago. I recently saw an article that energy is going up another 30% so it’s probably worse now.

I also saw another article stating European restaurants were closing up to 70% due to energy costs. Same CFO said it’s a bit exaggerated but there are many only open now Thur-Sat.

Things aren’t good.

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realPhantomFuck 10 points ago +10 / -0

Depends on where you live in my perspective

Nevada has been swarmed by California Locusts... They all sold their homes when COVID started for millions and picked up a nice place here. Now they're sitting pretty

I was laid off 6 weeks ago and during weekdays/weekends, every store/restaurant is packed

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Snoman 4 points ago +5 / -1

I think location is a big part of it, for a few reasons including the one you listed. Also rural areas vs. urban, other than a longer commute, people are still fairly active.

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XLNutts 10 points ago +10 / -0

Eat, drink, and be merry; for tomorrow we die.

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AussieTrumpFan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ave Imperator!

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Shellingas 5 points ago +5 / -0

Everywhere I go, I see people who should be working.

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Snoman 2 points ago +3 / -1

Interesting thought, that could go a few different directions.

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BigIronBigIron 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Oh look, a Kardashian"

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basshead 0 points ago +1 / -1

Lol I usually think the same thought, then realize “oh wait I’m that person right now too, this is just my day off”

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Ex-lib-learning 43 points ago +43 / -0

They don’t think it’s his/their fault

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garandthumb69 33 points ago +33 / -0

Yeah, lots of people are blaming Putin lol we're so fucked

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FreeUrsulaHaverbeck 4 points ago +4 / -0

Biden is definitely he/they

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Filo76 14 points ago +14 / -0

Sadly, a good 25/30% of the population will vote blue no matter what. Biden could walk into their home, shit on their living room floor, and have the IRS confiscate all their possessions and they’d still vote for him.

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diverscale 4 points ago +4 / -0

after a heated debate on twitter, someone finally admitted to me that he would vote for a pile of shit with an american flag in it instead of Trump

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Filo76 7 points ago +7 / -0

Well, at least that's a step up from Biden.

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Here_we_go 3 points ago +3 / -0

It could have been worse.

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CoreyAnder 14 points ago +14 / -0

He doesn’t send mean tweets. My far left friend refuses to talk about it, even though he’d post incessantly about Trump a few years ago.

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Here_we_go 11 points ago +11 / -0

I'd keep poking. Why are you so silent about your president?

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crackerstacker 7 points ago +7 / -0

"Putins price hike"

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FireannDireach 5 points ago +5 / -0

Ramping up for me, and I shop carefully and cook. Some items are just out of budget now. A local made hot italian sausage, that has been priced at $4 for years, just jumped to almost $8. Similar pricing jumps, for everything.

This is just getting started, too.

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BigIronBigIron 24 points ago +24 / -0

Incomes for YOU, maybe.

The world's wealthiest people came out of the pandemic far better off than they have ever been.

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Ex-lib-learning 4 points ago +4 / -0

Why do you think that is?

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Rosarian 24 points ago +24 / -0

There was an article posted here a few weeks back that said the middle class on down lost about $3.8 trillion in wealth during the last two years, but the top 1% gained that exact amount over the same period.

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BigIronBigIron 19 points ago +19 / -0

There are myriad reasons for it. Mostly it comes down to government policy favoring institutional power over small businesses and wagies.

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Ex-lib-learning 0 points ago +2 / -2

Do you have an example? Or something to search?

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BigIronBigIron 20 points ago +20 / -0

Do you remember big box stores being allowed to remain open while mom & pop stores were ordered closed?

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Baconb_breakfast 10 points ago +10 / -0

Welcome to Michigan!!

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iamherefortheluls 6 points ago +6 / -0

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jan/17/world-10-richest-men-see-their-wealth-double-during-covid-pandemic

factor in 'trickle down economics' - people with money to invest banked huge on pharma and the vaccines plus the big companies like walmart, amazon and costco those stocks were going up for 2 years straight.

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Ex-lib-learning 1 point ago +1 / -0

Isn’t that just people being smart with capitalism?

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iamherefortheluls 1 point ago +1 / -0

no. That's just people using literal, text-book definition fascism to take power of the country.

The word 'capitalism' comes from the concept of respecting private capital, and by extension, the right to work to earn that capital and freely trade.

Fascism is the union of state power with private businesses favored by the state to rig the economy in such a way so at give the favored businesses extreme advantage while using state force to eliminate all competition. Until only the business that walk in lock step with the government remain, bringing the country to the motto 'everything for the state and by the state'

A lot of people don't know their history and basic definitions and pillars of primary cultural ideas because decades upon decades of Hollywood have quietly erased the knowledge from public perception until only the very few who bother to read old books still remember it.

If you don't believe that the owners of these major businesses have been the primary pushes of the lock down, just start pulling some threads.

Blackrock and Vanguard are the primary pushers of ESG fascist policies across the world. They are also the major stakeholders in Amazon, Costco, Disney, Netflix, Microsoft and pretty much every single major company in US.

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Ex-lib-learning 1 point ago +1 / -0

The article says that they made smart choices with their investments. They bought low when the pandemic crashed the economy. No one with money in the stock market wants the market to crash, but smart people take advantage of any situation.

What’s the solution??? The article suggests raising taxes and obviously we don’t want that.

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ThaDtothaOtothaN 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just go look at your retirement plans and you will see no need for an article from some dumbass. My 401a is down 25% and my 403b is down 22% which puts me at about a $20,000 loss YTD we are all losing bigly.

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Ex-lib-learning 1 point ago +1 / -0

I mean,it just means that now’s a good time to buy

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Speechify 23 points ago +23 / -0

Inflation is taxation without legislation.

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GravityBounce1976 23 points ago +25 / -2

Jesus Christ. I know people on disability (real disabled people who are critically sick), and they don't even get $11.5k in a year. SSN would have to double their payouts just to account for inflation. Fucking fiat-currency marxists.

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TheOutlawPepeWales 23 points ago +23 / -0

Mine is under 9000. Food prices are bad, but the good news is I can't afford to drive to the grocery store anymore.

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realPhantomFuck 5 points ago +5 / -0

My dad is in hospice for MS (diagnosed in '98) and he gets $1980/month

That goes real quick

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ThomasJackson 19 points ago +19 / -0

It's time for some of the redneck power.

I been buying cheap cuts of meat and smoking them low and slow, then slicing them thin into sandwich meat for the week.

Converting our family diet to 75% sandwhiches has helped ease the grocery bills.

Also winn-dixie is super cheap God bless them.

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mikejones 16 points ago +16 / -0

I spend around $30,000 - $35,000 / year. I take home about $50,000 / year. I save about $15,000ish a year right now.

Single, white male.

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BigIronBigIron 10 points ago +10 / -0

You aren't in a blue state, are you

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Ryan_ 9 points ago +9 / -0

I also spend around $30,000 - $35,000 / year. I take home about $50,000 / year as well. I too save about $15,000ish a year.

I’m also a single, white male, together we could be unstoppable.

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Here_we_go 4 points ago +5 / -1

Ghey

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KrellKrypto 3 points ago +3 / -0

thats like a whole 30k a year! lmao

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KrellKrypto 4 points ago +4 / -0

is this your dating profile lol

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mikejones 5 points ago +5 / -0

Just giving people a reference for how some of us live. Of course most people will be here saying bad man! go start a family and help MAGA. Why start a family now when who knows how the world will look in 20 years.

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KrellKrypto 3 points ago +3 / -0

god bless

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CaptainWinston 3 points ago +3 / -0

Mike, you are working and contributing.

Two thumbs up and FJB.

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Newuser99 3 points ago +3 / -0

50k a year post tax I assume?

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mikejones 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, I make around $70,000 total a year but after taxes and insurance it is around $50,000 / year take home.

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DJTLandSlide2020 15 points ago +16 / -1

“We’re all Keynesians now!” - Richard Nixon - biggest mistake was to end the Bretton Woods standard.

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GasTheBankers 4 points ago +4 / -0

Brenton woods standard

Provide some educational sauce?

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DJTLandSlide2020 13 points ago +13 / -0

The USD pegged to gold and the entire world currency system pegged to the dollar up until August of 1971.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/nixon-shock.asp

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 1 point ago +3 / -2

t the time, the U.S. did not have enough gold to cover the volume of dollars circulating throughout the world

Blame FDR. Nixon did what he had to do

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DJTLandSlide2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

I blame both. Did you read? There were 2 times before he nuked the Bretton standard were we could have paid all debts and gone back on the gold standard but he didn’t.

Wonder why?

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -1 points ago +1 / -2

That just isnt true.

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DJTLandSlide2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look up Mike Maloney and Hidden Secrets Of Money on YouTube. Read something new to cure your financial apathy.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -4 points ago +1 / -5

I do well financially

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cyberrigger 1 point ago +1 / -0

Blame FDR.

Blame Woodrow Wilson

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EL_Stegosaur 1 point ago +2 / -1

1971 Was a crazy year for the direction of society.

https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Communist propaganda

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

No, Nixon had no choice but to do that.

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Zskills 6 points ago +6 / -0

Defaulting is an option and a reasonable choice.

All we're doing is kicking the can into perpetuity to guarantee the eventuality of maximum pain

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -2 points ago +2 / -4

You have no idea what you are talking about

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Zskills 3 points ago +4 / -1

You just said we had no choice but to abandon sound money. There was nobody putting a gun to his head. I think you're the one making no sense.

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Cetera 2 points ago +2 / -0

We had already abandoned sound money, and were printing anyway. Everyone else got wise to the ruse. Every nation and bank in the world wanted to exchange their dollars for gold, because the dollars were worthless.

The problem was that there wasn't enough gold to back all of the dollars, (or in the very best case scenario, there was exactly enough) and the U.S. would be broke, with no gold, no silver, and no dollar ('cause it couldn't be backed by the gold that was gone).

One way or another, the U.S. was going off the gold standard, and it wasn't by choice. And it was because the U.S./Fed was already playing financial games with the dollar and fucking everything up.

The only thing that saved the U.S. at that point was the start of the PetroDollar, where OPEC (pushed/backed by Saudi Arabia) agreed to ONLY sell oil denominated in dollars. They did so in exchange for security guarantees since the world had come extremely close to nuclear war in 1973 with the Yom Kippur war with Israel.

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SuperCoolWagon 1 point ago +1 / -0

As usual for that shill.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -1 points ago +1 / -2

We wouldn't have a country or currency if you tried that shit

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Zskills 7 points ago +7 / -0

Every fiat currency in the history of the planet has gone to zero. Ours will, too.

Fiat currency is cancer. I say be done with it. A period of pain followed by long term stability, and hang the criminals at the fed. If we can't afford something, we don't buy it. Simple as that.

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wethepepe 1 point ago +2 / -1

Whoa I better consult a doctor. This is getting close to lasting longer than 3hours

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -1 points ago +1 / -2

No, not a period of pain followed by long term stability, civil war, government being overthrown, and indefinite instability

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DJTLandSlide2020 2 points ago +3 / -1

There were 2 points beforehand where the entire national debt was less than the value of gold reserves but he’s failed to act. Historical fact.

And no, I’m not a commie.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 -1 points ago +1 / -2

You think the president is a dictator

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DJTLandSlide2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, but if Trump can bring the Fed under the Treasury by an EO so can any president. The treasury is how you tighten or loosen up government spending, without them swapping IOU’s they can’t create currency.

That fag midget would’t be secretary of the treasury if the former wasn’t true.

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kent 1 point ago +2 / -1

Why didn't Nixon just do what the king of France did to the knight's templar? Round them up and take their wealth. That'll fix it.

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Geralt_of_Rivia1 2 points ago +3 / -1

Who is them and their?

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Tiberium 3 points ago +3 / -0

Jews

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cook_does 11 points ago +11 / -0

Let’s go Brandon. Our politicians hate us. They disguise their malice behind the withering shelf of incompetence, but they know they are fucking over everyone who isn’t a sodomite.

Also, that is just the 2022 numbers. What’s going to happen next year!?

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BigIronBigIron 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's all about the long term plan of one world government.

The Davos set are shoving western countries over a cliff, on purpose.

They just haven't realized they're coming with us.

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CMDRConanAAnderson 10 points ago +10 / -0

Something a lot of people overlook is that this is for a residential family setting. If you're running a business and consuming 3-8x the gas or groceries/equipment that you must pay for your expenses are many times larger than a typical consumer. Businesses are the ones hurting right now and I've been calling it for months: small business will die like it did under Obama and these companies will be swallowed up by corporations that will go on to become monopolies.

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KekistanPM 4 points ago +4 / -0

Come get your produce at the Larry Fink Farmer's Market! Old uncle Larry has literally unbeatable prices on the freshest fruits, vegetables and assorted jams and seasonings! So stop growing your own food like a silly redneck and come on down today!

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kent 10 points ago +10 / -0

But democrats said they care about the working class. I guess Klaus Schwab and the world economic forum are the working class now.

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BigIronBigIron 2 points ago +2 / -0

The American working class? Lazy assholes who should be replaced according to your cosmopolitan betters.

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ManlyFirmness 9 points ago +9 / -0

This is but one result of the design of absolute despotism we are up against. If the impoverishment, imprisonment, and murder of your countrymen doesn’t provide ample justification for defending them, you should move back to England.

The Republican Party will not stop it in January. We’ve seen this before - first two years of Trump’s term, Durham, stolen election. Remember when they promised to repeal obamacare?

It is the responsibility of the American people to stop it.

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Rosarian 8 points ago +8 / -0

They're united against us, so you won't see anything out of the Republicans, except to act against Trump. They fear him as much as the Democrats.

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Cetera 4 points ago +7 / -3

Hell, the inflation started under Trump. He opened the floodgates and started printing, and put Blackwater in charge of the Treasury. Biden's made it much, much worse, and then made it much much worse again by goading the Russians into war, and then doubling down on his double-down with the retarded sanctions, but Trump was well on his way to leading us into some seriously unpleasant inflation shit.

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fluffykitten 9 points ago +9 / -0

But we stopped racism, right? ....right? ....guys?

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p1smo 8 points ago +8 / -0

I was just averaging to myself the other day that I'm probably spending roughly $1000 extra a month, most of it on groceries. Would probably be more if I was also spending on gas, but I've been intentionally staying home more because my truck is a guzzler.

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BigIronBigIron 12 points ago +12 / -0

I went to one of the "cheap" stores just now looking for nail clippers.

7 bucks.

Nail clippers.

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p1smo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks Putin! Derp...

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dangermousebuu 3 points ago +5 / -2

i got nail clippers for .99 off amazon.

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BigIronBigIron 15 points ago +15 / -0

Biting's free.

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Here_we_go 3 points ago +3 / -0

And feeds you.

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Tiberium 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just work harder, poors, the CEO needs a 3rd vacation home!

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BigIronBigIron 2 points ago +2 / -0

Everybody needs to sacrifice. Times are tough. You should be lucky you have a job. We're all in this together.

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ColonelKlink 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's all by design. They want us all broke, starving and begging them for help. They all caused this and need to answer for it.

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TacoBot 7 points ago +7 / -0

Adults are back in charge.

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Sea_Still [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

But hey, no mean tweets

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TacoBot 8 points ago +8 / -0

Hey...those tweets were doing real substantial harms to people's fee fees. That's the kind of thing that destroys democracies.

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Pepe2016_ivotedfTD 5 points ago +5 / -0

Frog slowly boiling alive.

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10MeV 5 points ago +5 / -0

The central bankers, the Fed, make out like bandits with deficit spending. It literally creates money out of thin air. They frickin' LOVE deficit spending.

The unlimited flow of fake money lets the government spend anything it wants on anything. It does it by stealing, via that inflation, everyone's buying power. That 20% drop in the value of your savings, in your wages? Yeah, that economic value was spent by the government on their pet projects, their graft, their influence, their personal projects.

That's how the crooks in Congress become multimillionaires in just a few years on a salary of $174,000 per year.

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dr_gonzo 5 points ago +5 / -0

How's that covid cash working out for everyone now? Boy it's a good thing the government blindly sent 80% of Americans those checks in the mail, huh? A lot of us on this site tried to tell normies what the price would be for that insanity, and here we are. It helped people out for a week, and now we get to pay for it for YEARS when you factor in the interest.

When you hear the idiot bankers and bureaucrats say something Orwellian like "economic stimulus", what they actually mean is economic oblivion.

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crackerstacker 5 points ago +5 / -0

More and more people pushed into poverty. Forced to rely the government for handouts. All according to plan.

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Gregorina 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yep. I’m feeling it

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Stanwyk74 5 points ago +5 / -0

My wife's business is flat compared to Trump years. Disgusts me.

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AVeryNakedMan 4 points ago +4 / -0

The US government printed 40% of all USD in existence during a 2-year period, at a time when states and cities were also shutting down millions of jobs therefore drastically reducing national productivity.

Of fucking course it would lead to massive inflation.

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Standorfall 3 points ago +3 / -0

Try being a widowed woman in her 50s making under $50,000. Survival is about all you can hope for unless you want to work a full time and part time job with no social time.

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FinsterBaby 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm a single father (in my 50s) of a 6 year old living in one of the most expensive (and dangerous D run) cities in the world. I feel your pain and it does not have to be like this.

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TextualCongress 3 points ago +3 / -0

We are up about $1200 a month and really feeling the pinch.

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FinsterBaby 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same

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Jleinf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just imagine if Trump got full DC support during his first term and wasn’t cheated out of his second. The stock market would be over 50k IMO. It’s unbelievable that anyone votes for incompetence and free crap

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2016TrumpMAGA 3 points ago +3 / -0

18% is about right.

The way inflation was measured was changed along with changes to how the CPI was measured under either Carter or Reagan, I don't recall which. Same thing with unemployment under Clinton. Real unemployment is at least 7% right now.

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clottin_eye_joe 3 points ago +3 / -0

WE DID IT JOE

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RonBohr 2 points ago +2 / -0

Come on, man.

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Objectivism 2 points ago +2 / -0

We need to start saying currency not economy.

The economy makes it seem like some kind of mysterious organism. It's the currency. It's spending the damn currency.

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Idontevenknow 2 points ago +2 / -0

T H E F T

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Meddlesom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Americans have an important decision to make.

A working country with a strong economy and border that puts its citizens first...

...or no mean tweets.

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TraitorJoes 2 points ago +2 / -0

The government collects tax on all of that.

Instead of raising taxes we're just raising the price of everything that gets taxed.

Got to keep the machine going to pay for covid shutdowns and ukraine.

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123breadman 2 points ago +2 / -0

The only thing that has increased for me is rent by $700. That's about it. Everything else has stayed the same or relatively unnoticed.

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bbxx 2 points ago +2 / -0

Surely you have noticed that the price of bread has gone up?

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BostonVoter 2 points ago +2 / -0

Stagflation Incoming !

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friarfox 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ya we fucking noticed. Now what?

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GodIsPerfect 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you think it's bad now...

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CaptainWinston 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lie

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TurdSammich 1 point ago +1 / -0

Electric $80 Food $150 Gas $80 Various bill increases $20 Heating oil avg $120 extra/mo

Im no where near these numbers but ill probably feel it when I get a new car in a few years. Bet insurance goes up next year.

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Immafancyboy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah but it was also that way in July, so you’re welcome.

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123breadman 1 point ago +1 / -0

What American spends $61K per year? This sounds bunk.

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ScottyGunn 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am spending my savings. 15+% inflation doesn't make an argument for saving cash. Fix stuff, buy stuff to lay away for later, etc.

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Scumbag-reddit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank goodness my HHI has risen about $3k per month since January. Otherwise I'd be underwater.

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Octomonkey 1 point ago +1 / -0

From December 2020 to now, our household budget has decreased ~$430/mo. It has been a strict focus on bulk-buying food and making all our meals at home, plus paying off debt, that has moved us in the right direction.

It takes discipline, but it is possible to live frugally. My years in sales taught me most people can find room in their personal budget for something they really want. That want may be cigarettes, beer, tanning sessions, massages, a car, etc. The tough part for people is the self-control to be able to redirect that money into a long-term strategy for what my wife and I call “upward movement.”

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coffee_grdr 1 point ago +1 / -0

okay, yeah but... the white house says there is NO inflation and uhhhh... gas prices went down so... take that!!

seriously, how can people ignore whats missing from their wallet and believe a politician who tells them something is not happening when it clearly is! how delusional do you have to be?!?

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Goatboy66 1 point ago +1 / -0

Since the puppet and chief is having his Strings Pulled!