- July 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm #260858
Usually, I never complain about price increases. It’s happened since the
beginning of time. I mean we can talk all day long about the good old days when
gas was 65 cents per gallon. But the average income for everyday working stiffs
was maybe 10,000 per year when they had a good job and sometimes less. My first
job was 3.15 per hour.
Then again, some prices don’t really go up that much. When I first started
daycare I was getting 50 bucks per week per child. I’ve been at it 21 years and
now I do charge 120 per week per child. BUT, I know girls all over time
bragging they only charge 65-75 per week. Do you have any idea how insulting it
is to hear people say directly to me that I should charge what they do? I’ve
worked 21 years, 24 hours per day the whole time, 7 days per week. I’ve taken
classes and I have a ton of experience and they think I should be making only
15-20 more per week per child? Milk has gone up from a little more than a buck
to almost 4 bucks per gallon during that same time. A box of macaroni cheese 21
years ago was about 13 cents!
Anyway, I digress. I really just mean to say I’m finally complaining. Every
time I see the gas prices I want to spit!
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:09 PM
Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover
Suzi. Just keep plugging away. Some people like to make a chart or
pop balloons after they pay so much off. It helps. We have $152,000
to pay off. It will take us at least 10 years in the most ideal
situation. It most likely will take longer…You know what though. I
would rather work hard to pay the debt off than always working and
living the same but not making much progress because I wasn’t
budgeting, cash flowing and doing the snowball thing.
We are in a much better place than a year ago. If the gas, grocery
and other prices continue it will take much longer. Grr.
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