8 times you should rethink your spending

There are some life events that require a tightening of the purse strings, and others that make you think twice about how much you're spending.

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Jan 22, 2014 8:36AM

Save because it's the responsible thing to do

Jan 22, 2014 6:52AM
I am being pestered to attend a grade school reunion, which I simply cannot afford to go to.  I just moved to another state because I could no longer afford to live in NJ and would have lost my home if I hadn't sold it because I got laid off.  Before I left, I had to make a very long car trip to visit a relative.  The move to another state was also very expensive.  I want to go to upstate PA in May when my first grandchild is due.  All of this costs a bundle and simply can't afford to go to this reunion too.  One of my former classmates has offered to buy my ticket to the reunion, but I just can't afford the gas, tolls, motels and everything else it will cost me.  I think at this point, I am just going to stop answering  emails about this event.  It's sad to say, but I just can't afford to do everything that comes up.
Jan 21, 2014 9:36PM
Fear of having to support yourself makes you want to save?  Apparently members of the dependency class have not read this article.  Why should they save when there is government provided food, government provided housing, government provided retirement, government provided medical insurance, government provided cell phones, government provided education, and government provided tax credits for the more children that you claim?
Feb 1, 2014 10:08AM
This administration tells us to save, save and save some more, while they spend, spend and spend some more.
Feb 1, 2014 12:49PM
"Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shlts on the board and then struts around like it won the game."
Vladimir Putin-2013
Jan 26, 2014 10:19PM
I've saved up for every one of these things so that I could afford what I want to do (besides divorce and major health crisis).  Any responsible person who reads this knows that saving for things is common sense and part of life. 
Jan 26, 2014 11:11PM
Higher Insurance rates made me rethink spending.
Jan 21, 2014 10:34PM
I'm a little surprised that there was no mention life insurance or pre-paid funeral costs

Feb 1, 2014 10:02AM
Do your best to stay Healthy ,Medical bills,and Meds can put you in a deep hole. It also nice to have a job. Good Day
Feb 1, 2014 5:46PM
The Surprising Adventures of Baron Obamahausen
By:January 28th, 2014 at 10:32 PM
Sitting in Middle Georgia tonight, the snow poured down muting all the sounds outside. I did not watch the President’s State of the Union. I read the transcript. I had read — not skimmed it — before the President had even gotten to “My fellow Americans.”
I smelled an awful stench as I read through the speech. At first I thought the speech must be in 4D, but then realized the breeze had shifted over from the back pasture of the horse farm down the road. But the stench adequately describes the speech.
President Obama is a lame duck in a fanciful adventure of exaggeration, story telling, and sleight of hand. His speech can be summed up succinctly:
“My fellow Americans, the state of our union is awesome and we need more government to make it even more awesome.”
In the complex conundrum of lie upon half-truth, the President sought to take credit for fracking, which he opposes; oil drilling, which he opposes; and a decline in unemployment, which he has only accomplished by driving people from the work force altogether.
President Obama, touting his healthcare plan more and more people hate each day, actually had the nerve to say, with a straight face, “That’s what health insurance reform is all about – the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything.” Sitting in the crowd last night was Senator Tom Coburn, who is fighting cancer and, because of Obamacare, can no longer see his oncologist unless he pays out of pocket.
The President who promised us we could keep our doctors and hospitals must console himself that he’s really lying to his TelePrompTer’s face, not ours.
His plans were a rehash of previous year’s plans. He talked about solar power, creating jobs, teachers, and the rest of his usual laundry list. The President had to rehash his prior lists because none of the things he wanted done in 2011, 2012, or 2013’s speeches ever passed Congress.
So now, he will declare he can do without Congress, even though we all know he cannot. But he can threaten live on television. Bluster is about all he has now. Barack Obama is learning what it is like to be a tree falling in a forest. Only with the tree, no one is around to hear it. With Barack Obama, no one cares anymore.
When George W. Bush gave his 2006 State of the Union, Americans paid attention. He had won re-election, had big plans, and had just under a year before the mid-term election to get things done with a congress controlled by his own party. He, like Barack Obama, had a 43% approval rating. People took him seriously.
Not now with this President. Candidates from his own party will not show up at events if he is there. Back home, they are running ads distancing themselves from his signature initiative — Obamacare. Republicans are ahead on the generic ballot. And the most powerful man in the world is left blustering at a TelePrompTer while nobody really cares.
By Monday, Americans will be on to something else. His speech will be forgotten, except by the kids reading Das Kapital at their fair trade organic coffee house. And he will go back to being an ever increasingly impotent amateur whose party will console itself that he could have done great things, if only they had a less racist people. If only he could have a five year mulligan.
THE STATS ARE IN (and this was even before last evening’s speech):
Feb 1, 2014 3:49PM
david save  money  by washing  your  underware  only  ea 2 weeks
Feb 1, 2014 11:19AM
I have certainly learned to abandon most high ticket expenses during the dreaded tenure of liberal presidents, first to keep the cash in my hands and secondly to purposely not aid some socialist loser in maintaining the look of a real national economy, soon retirement and THEN it will be about just how creatively I can manage to use up any available revenue, local or federal, that could be aiding some lifelong handout scum!
I suggest all Americans that are disgusted with the cavalier tossing around of our tax dollars work the system till there is nothing for the welfare lifers, 99 week unemployment bltches, and international mud home builders aid to use!
Feb 9, 2014 12:15AM
Feb 1, 2014 9:12AM
Spend it while you have it and before Obamaville takes it all to pay our Dear Mayor's debts.  Hurry - our Dear Mayor is about to travel to Saudi Arabia to bow to another oil baron!
Feb 1, 2014 11:07AM
The only constant in an ever changing world is the stupidity and mean spirited ignorance of the right wing loons.
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