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March 22nd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

I used to think I was the only one playing grown-up and that everybody else who looked the part really did have the part.

After reading these articles
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/news/0803/gallery.real_s...

I realize more people are precariously living on the edge than I had originally thought. This certainly doesn't make me feel any better.

Gas prices are SO horrible, I'm mapping out a bus route to work just to see if it's worth switching.

Edit: I might try the bus thing once or twice just for the heck of it, but it just doesn't sound like a great idea at this point, I'd be getting home pretty late plus when I think of emergencies that could come up, it doesn't sound worth it.

4 Responses to “America's Money”

  1. Amber Says:

    There are definately a ton of people living on the edge that if you were to sneeze they would fall over. In the article the gentleman ran up $35K, I was listening to D. Ramsey last night and one of his caller's wife ran up $200k in cc debt that he had no clue about. She went shopping, ate out and took vacations

  2. fern Says:

    My attitude for the coming year is to hunker down and save as much as I can.

  3. disneysteve Says:

    There is a very revealing statement in that first bio by Ron MacQuarrie.
    "Then my son's house, which I co-signed for, went into foreclosure. Not really his fault"
    Of course it is very much his fault. He bought a house that he couldn't afford to pay for. Who else's fault is that. Seeing as they were both mortgage bankers, you can't go blaming the lender for talking them into a loan he couldn't afford. You have to assume he knew exactly what he was getting himself into.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Kevin Klas's testimonial--I believe it was about 6th or 7th on the site--is much more on the SA side of the fence. It's refreshing they included at least one person who's taking responsibility for his own situation. I mean, I feel everyone's pain, but there's SO much whining in the news; they don't ever show people just buckling down and dealing with the recession calmly and without anger.

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