Community: It’s The Economy, Stupid

With gas prices ($90 to fill up my Subaru!) and inflation on everything from home repair to a gallon of milk, the U.S. economy may be sputtering. We may be looking at a recession that hits around the time of the midterm elections. Not really awesome.

We have definitely rethought some big purchases in the past few months. We put off home projects or outsourced them to Jonah. When I got a quote for $1,700 to pull down some old sheetrock in the basement, Jonah was hired at half the price to pull it all down. Other more skilled jobs, like retiling the shower, will happen next year. We are just getting around to planning a vacation for this summer, and looking at plane and hotel options; we may be spending our days in a tent.

Have you changed your spending habits this month?