How do people afford to buy things?
I truly don’t understand how people are able to buy anything. Lamps, toilet paper, food, furniture. 2 lamps will run you $100. That is a lot of money.
A cheap sofa is $350 minimum. People spend $10 to $20 per day at Starbucks. I can’t afford any of this shit and I don’t even have anyone to take care of.
Yet I still see people making what I make spend $30 for a food delivery lunch. A lot of them have kids and complain about how rich I am because I don’t yet they can afford all these lavish meals and vacations?
I don’t think people are good at math. I also have repair bills piling up like crazy. It is too hard to save as everything costs so much yet I seem to be the only one having trouble.
It feels like we should simply go on strike and stop spending until we drive inflation down. Something has to change.
The economy is going to crash and burn because the only thing consumers will be able to consume are the utilities and nothing else.
- A lot of households have multiple incomes. If they’re lucky, they can live on one, and save/spend the other. As a single person, you don’t have thar luxury.
- Some ways I’ve learned to save money where I can
• use coupons
• use credit and/or debit cards that give rewards and cashback
• check multiple stores before buying something to see which has the better deal
• Check Facebook Marketplace or online listings for things you need
• Buy second hand goods
- So many people have huge credit card debt. My bedside lamp broke the other day so now I just don’t have one.
- I’m willing to bet a LOT of people are deeply in credit card debt and are making the minimum payments.