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Mar 2, 2021 6:06 AM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
List The Price Spikes You Have Noticed This Year.

What Items Are Out Of Stock , Or Hard To Find?

What Do You No Longer Purchase, Or Buy Less Of?

What Items Do You Now Purchase That Are Cheaper Or Generic?

Has Your Diet Changed?

Has Your Rent Or Mortgage Increased, As Well As Debt? Has Your Living Situation Changed?

What Other Changes Have You Experienced In The Economic Collapse?
Mar 2, 2021 1:08 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
The first thing I noticed was lime juice (of all things!). The price DOUBLED. Then beef (it's outrageous), then all meat and vegetables.

Then staples would be out of stock; (again) paper products, cleaning products, canned vegetables. And now.. canned meat and fish

Then my mom's rent went up, so much so ($175.00), that she has to move.

I now buy cheaper and genertic, of almost everything. From cleaning products to canned food.

Some things, I almost completely stopped buying, like some beauty products (make up, etc). Not giving up ALL my hair products.. not yet anyway. But buy much cheaper.

I figured I should prepare myself and downsize my lifestyle now, so I am not as shocked, down the road.
In the future, I don't want to be, one of the people, on the evening news, crying and saying, "I can't believe this is happening!" Because they think or expect Daddy and Mommy government (or FEMA) doh to take care of them.

I received a letter yesterday, that my rent increased sigh
Mar 3, 2021 8:51 AM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
These US Cities Are Where Life for Working-Poor Has Been Hit Hardest (daily expenses, jobs, and food and housing security)

Overall economic situation CONTINUES to deteriorate these cities
#Houston, #LosAngeles, and #Detroit

Since the pandemic (unpaid bills, job loss, insurmountable debt(s), food, and housing insecurity)
(Texas) #Houston  #TheWoodland #SugarLand,
(California) #LosAngeles #LongBeach #Anaheim
(Michigan) #Detroit #Warren #Dearborn had some of the worst conditions for households.

Highest in housing insecurity
#Houston (Texas)

Eviction or foreclosure likely to soar in the coming months (42% by May)
#Atlanta (Georgia)

Highest in food insecurity
#Miami (Florida)

A complete recovery this year is a myth - the economy is deeply scarred - and no matter how much helicopter money the Fed and federal government throw at corporations and working-poor - there needs to be real reform and restructuring, which will take years.
... and to make matters worse, a perfect storm of stagflation could be developing that may result in additional downward pressure for consumers

#Stagflation
In economics, stagflation or recession-inflation is a situation in which the inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily
Mar 5, 2021 2:52 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
CossackCat: List The Price Spikes You Have Noticed This Year.

What Items Are Out Of Stock , Or Hard To Find?

What Do You No Longer Purchase, Or Buy Less Of?

What Items Do You Now Purchase That Are Cheaper Or Generic?

Has Your Diet Changed?

Has Your Rent Or Mortgage Increased, As Well As Debt? Has Your Living Situation Changed?

What Other Changes Have You Experienced In The Economic Collapse?
1. Paper products, primarily toilet tissue. Price has not quite doubled; rationed almost in every store.
2. Cafes, bars, entertainment venues closed, so I’m no longer spending money at those places.
3. I am not making any non-essential purchases, except wine. (Could be considered essential..)
4. Diet has not changed to any significant degree. (Except for fresh milk/produce, I keep over 3 years of durable food in my cupboards and pantry.)
5. My rent goes up 7% every year, per Oregon ordinance. (It’s $700.00/mo.)
My debt is getting lower, as I’m not making credit purchases, and consistently pay the two I have more than required minimums. My living situation has not changed; sharing my whole life with a kitten/cat is all that’s different. Had one afternoon...never mind...scold
Other changes: I notice that some folks who were generally introverted and/or bittchy have become relatively nice, even kind. I notice that some folks who were generally nice, even kind, are now relatively bittchy.
‘ats my story....teddybear
Mar 5, 2021 4:11 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
CossackCat: The first thing I noticed was lime juice (of all things!). The price DOUBLED. Then beef (it's outrageous), then all meat and vegetables.

Then staples would be out of stock; (again) paper products, cleaning products, canned vegetables. And now.. canned meat and fish

Then my mom's rent went up, so much so ($175.00), that she has to move.

I now buy cheaper and genertic, of almost everything. From cleaning products to canned food.

Some things, I almost completely stopped buying, like some beauty products (make up, etc). Not giving up ALL my hair products.. not yet anyway. But buy much cheaper.

I figured I should prepare myself and downsize my lifestyle now, so I am not as shocked, down the road.
In the future, I don't want to be, one of the people, on the evening news, crying and saying, "I can't believe this is happening!" Because they think or expect Daddy and Mommy government (or FEMA) to take care of them.

I received a letter yesterday, that my rent increased
until last year, there was no moratorium on rent increases in Oregon, and a landlord could, with minimal notice, raise the rent “reflective on the current area pricing”. So, low-income people paying, say $550.00 would get a notice that the rent would be increasing to over $1,000.00. A law was passed in Oregon that rents may only be raised once yearly, and only up to 7%. I realize there are good arguments; currently I’m all for it. The deliberate disenfranchising of people being able to have a decent place to live has GOT TO STOP. It’s like they’re creating a gentrified commodity for the rich only. Unconscionable.
Mar 6, 2021 9:32 AM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
hmmm my dental hygienist charges less these days but I can’t believe what crowning a tooth on top of a dental implant costs.
Mar 6, 2021 1:12 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
Catchup7
Catchup7Catchup7Pardeeville, Wisconsin USA1 Threads 5,535 Posts
My moms rent increased, but only by $35. and we thought that was bad enough.


My taxes on the house were down a little.
Mar 9, 2021 10:16 AM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
FOOD PRICES: On the rise for NINE consecutive months!!
Esp. Sugar and veg oil.

I brought brown sugar, confection sugar and extra (cheap) syrup!! I can put it in coffee etc, if I have to
Mar 9, 2021 5:26 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
CossackCat: FOOD PRICES: On the rise for NINE consecutive months!!
Esp. Sugar and veg oil.

I brought brown sugar, confection sugar and extra (cheap) syrup!! I can put it in coffee etc, if I have to
commie time n eat our pets!
Mar 9, 2021 5:35 PM CST Downsizing & Downgrading In Your State/Region
reb56: commie time n eat our pets!
Venezuela here we come sad flower
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