Inflation

My budget is getting very tight. Before I could afford good bread and organic milk. Now I'm buying 50 percent off bread and 50 percent off milk. I feel like a failure.

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Who knows what's coming round the bend on Planet Earth?

Aug 7, 2022 at 9:30am

We likely will be looking back on these times as 'The Good Old Days."

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That you are not

Aug 7, 2022 at 11:45am

Not a failure but like the rest of us victims of circumstances beyond our ordinary control. It sucks but you are certainly not alone.

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Don’t

Aug 7, 2022 at 11:58am

You’re not a failure. The psychos who decided grains were a commodity to trade on the stock market are.

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Switch

Aug 7, 2022 at 12:28pm

Buy cream, just add water after pouring. Buy bread in bulk and freeze what you don’t need right away. Or, give up milk and bread. Switch to water and veggies.

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Reframe

Aug 7, 2022 at 7:50pm

You just scored great deals, 50% off milk and bread sounds like a good day to me!

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Anonymous

Aug 8, 2022 at 12:38am

You could stop drinking milk, it's really not that great for you as you grow older.

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Anonymous

Aug 8, 2022 at 1:56am

You're complaining about food and you have food to eat?

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Drop a dime

Aug 8, 2022 at 7:43pm

You should have seen my dismay when I found out a phone call was more than a quarter.
I wonder how much a 3 zone trip is on translink?

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Anonymous

Aug 8, 2022 at 8:55pm

A few interesting facts about milk:

Milk is not a nutritional requirement: you can get along fine without it.

The calcium in milk doesn't make your bones stronger (i.e. people who drink lots of milk are just as likely to break bones as people who don't)

People focus a lot on not drinking soda or other calorie- and sugar-intensive beverages. Milk also has lots of calories and lots of sugar, but somehow is never targeted in the same way.

Cow's milk can prevent iron from being absorbed from food, and excessive milk consumption can make you severely anemic.

There you go, save some money and don't buy milk. I limit myself in carbohydrates, because like milk, it makes me fat, so I limit myself to one slice of bread. I love bread, that's a tough one, I also love pizza that's even harder, so that's once a month.

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You don't control the economy

Aug 9, 2022 at 11:23am

You're not a failure. Those that run the economy have failed us all. I remember as a child in the 80's my step father would make $20 and hour as a school bus driver and that was considered a decent living wage back then. I don't think minimum wage had even risen to $5 an hour yet. Everything was way cheaper by over 5x what it is today and with not so many taxes on it all either. My parents bough a half acre of land for $10,000 and a mobile home for about $15,000 when they got married in 1985. Today their property is reaching towards half a million in value. I think a loaf of bread was around the ballpark of a quarter back then. It's only going to get worse with these yahoos in charge, and you can forget ever voting them out because the best you could manage is just getting the same old junk with a new face. They're all alike and whoever isn't, you'd never hear about them in the media. You wouldn't know that they even exist.

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