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Old 01-10-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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I don't allow my husband to spend his money.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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The owner of the company I work for informed us we will be switching from BCBS to a less expensive competitor. BCBS raised the price nearly 15% every year, and he had enough. Businesses and middle class Americans are being squeezed to death by taxes, rising COL, and the general nickle and dime mentality of our politicians. The question is, which added expense/tax will be the straw that breaks the camels back?

I'm asking myself at this point, should I continue cutting out expenses, or just give up on any hope of retiring? I go to work just like most everyone else. Wages are stagnant for the masses, and have been for years. The government keeps tacking on new ways to extract my money, while the cost of everything around me just keeps going up. Prosperity???

If money was flowing to the masses, this might not be such a problem. But it isn't, and in this environment, declining wages would be the most likely outcome, not wages that keep up.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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The owner of the company I work for informed us we will be switching from BCBS to a less expensive competitor. BCBS raised the price nearly 15% every year, and he had enough. Businesses and middle class Americans are being squeezed to death by taxes, rising COL, and the general nickle and dime mentality of our politicians. The question is, which added expense/tax will be the straw that breaks the camels back?

I'm asking myself at this point, should I continue cutting out expenses, or just give up on any hope of retiring? I go to work just like most everyone else. Wages are stagnant for the masses, and have been for years. The government keeps tacking on new ways to extract my money, while the cost of everything around me just keeps going up. Prosperity???

If money was flowing to the masses, this might not be such a problem. But it isn't, and in this environment, declining wages would be the most likely outcome, not wages that keep up.
But you're wrong, money is flowing to the masses. The masses of government employees and their cronies!
Same song as the last several years just different dancers.
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