The Recession

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The Recession
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 10:03am
Has the recession caused you to change your lifestyle, including the decision to SAH or WOH?

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 12:52pm
Why are the big companies moving headquarters?

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:17pm
It depends on the company, but one company in particular cited lack of affordable housing for workers and a "shift in strategy," whatever that means.
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:24pm

Could be tax incentives or consolidation...


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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:25pm

I almost hate to say it because so many others have been badly effected by the recession but it has really not hit us at all.

DH changed jobs Nov 2007. In the previous job he went through about 5 years of "Who will be laid off next". So during that time frame we were were a bit tighter with the buck and tried to put as much as we could into a "laid off" fund. But the job he has now is pretty secure, as it mine and we we have enough in that fund to feel a lot more comfortable so over the last year or so we have been spending a bit more. Mainly in fixing up the house and vacations, but also in gifts (both charity and to our family).




Edited 2/23/2010 1:30 pm ET by emptynester2009
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:55pm
No my dh & I are both at are same jobs and they both seem pretty secure. I've tried to look at spending to see where we could cut some from the budget. But then again if we all tighten the purse strings, that won't help the economy.

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 2:18pm


DH and I have talked about that, how in all honesty, we are maybe in better shape because of the economy.

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 3:04pm
My grandparents went from lower-middle class to solidly middle class during the great depression of the 1930s simply because my grandfather had a job throughout the period -- he was a fireman in southern California, and by the mid-1930s, they were able to buy a home because of lowered property values. They would probably have been lifelong renters in another economic climate.
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 5:07pm

Wait! You make clothes for reenactors? Why, oh why, didn't I know this when I was frantically searching for two Regency dresses for my dd and me while there was still time to sew them? I knew you made wedding clothes, but it just didn't occur to me to ask if you'd do an email order!


We ended up getting two nice ones off eBay. The fabric isn't exactly right, but the style is, so I'm still hunting down some serious undergarments that will yank my boobs up to my throat! DS and DH are howling about the "sissy" clothes they have to rent...LOL.

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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 5:10pm
Another thing we have going in our favor is that we are on the tail end of our most expensive years. Two of our DDs are completely financially independent and DD3 is a junior in college. So our expenses now are a lot less then they were a few years ago.
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 5:10pm

YES, our lifestyle has changed quite a bit. Thankfully, we both still have our jobs although we now make almost the same salary as each other.

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