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Do you have economic concerns heading into the winter?  


pinkcherie
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It seems like the news goes on and on about food shortages and oil shortages, power outages, winters of death and despair and it just all sounds so grim. I see this for many areas around the world. Are you having any worries about the economy where you live?

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Soulie
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I have had my concerns since prior to 2020. Many places were on a downward trend and the lockdowns and everything somewhat sped things up. We would be where we are now around 2028 but instead we are there now in 2022. 

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caphekitty
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My biggest concern is that the cost of living keeps going up. I feel like I was finally getting ahead and now I am being pushed back. I was planning on buying a home in 2020 but things have been looking down for me since. 

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@caphekitty Same here. I am spending an extra $300 a month right now on just food for me and my pets. It is insane. My cat's food is double what it was just two years ago. 

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kikobeep
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I am concerned I will never be able to buy a house either. It seems like everything is working against the people who aren't well off. Like I don't know of a single person earning under 6 figures who has not been struggling with things. 

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I do. I think most people do, at least those who rely on their own income. I heard that things are going to get pretty bad in some places. I stocked up on some food just in case.

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HaiTay
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I am worried still about the cost of food. It seems like every month things are going up. Even non-food items. The cat litter I buy for my cats has gone up almost $3 per bag! That is an extra $6 I am spending a month just on litter. Like Nom mentioned, food costs are up for cats as well. I had to switch brands because I could not afford to be paying $40 a case for food, of which, only covered enough for 12 DAYS! 

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I have had worries since 2020 when the lockdowns started. I knew if it was longer than 2 weeks, it would be damaging and it has been. I know so many people who can't even afford to buy a house nor afford their rent. What are they to do now?

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I started stocking up on items like water, canned goods, pasta, and things like that. Just in case things get bad. I have maybe a month's worth of food. I just don't want it to come to that though. I am worried things are going to be worse for millions of people come 2023.

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