posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 07:40 AM
People in the South can use golf carts and their horses to do small errands close to their houses.
Stop using the drive thurs for meals, park the car and walk in. Limit errands to one day a week, and take the whole family for their errands. Shop at
garage sales, Aldis, use online bill pay. Read more, use Netfix , stop going to the movies. I believe last time the gas spike it really crippled the
economy. People got just plain nasty and started ripping each other off financially when they could. I just stopped using certain services and avoided
fraudulant busnisses people, I started carrying around my own business proposal pads to keep people honest on verbal business deals. Dog groomers,
dog kennels, hairdressers, handmen, etc... We noticed the doctors, dentists, and lawyers were comming up with frivilous expensive test procedures to
cover their bills, If they find out you have reliable health care they will try and milk you. I learned to say NO loudly. Cutting back on contact with
these services alieveated alot of stress. Really do we all need annual pap smears and mamograms if we are in a low risk group? I started taking the
dogs to the pet mobile and that saves alot of money every year, about $155.00 per dog, and it's a fast friendlier visit to the vets. You can even buy
the heart worm pills from their truck.
The pool memberships, summer camps, trips 500 miles away to relatives can be eliminated.
Sell all luxury items off; such as campers, boats,and horses. You can rent them on an hourly/weekly basis a few times a year instead. Sell extra cars
off. Quit country clubs, gyms, etc... Spend money only on housing food and clothing. Start saving. You know I thought we started doing all this in
2007, and still the economy is not too good. Retailers are selling inferior crap made cheaper. So we just stopped buying stuff, and the house is a lot
less cluttered and I like it. Obama should have started spending on roads, bridges, and schools intead of bailing out the car industry. That money
should have been given with the condition the car industry has to start building alternative cars that don't use fossil feuls, What progress has
happened in the last four years? Nothing.