Monday, August 07, 2006
Today I bought school supplies at Wally World for a 1st grader and a 4th grader! Total bill? $130.00 and I still have to get contruction paper, copy paper and 1 back pack! OH MY WORD! School is expensive already and we have to get this and uniforms in addition! Granted my kids go to private school, but I've seen the public school lists they're not much better and the city public school went to uniforms this year too! I only remember my parents sending me to school with a new lunch box, and I'm not sure that was every year, at least in elementary school! No wonder our generation can't save any money! My parents 1st house cost 8 or 9 thousand dollars, my first house? $90,000.00. Gas when I started driving was less that $1.00 a gallon, I have no idea what it was when I was a kid! The cost of going to the doctor and healthcare are through the roof...SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE...and so far its been the saving capacity of my generation. No one I personally know is living life large, okay maybe you Bec :), and trying to save and live with the future in mind is getting harder and harder. Okay I'll climb off my soap box and go shop another clearance rack!
Posted by Lara at 9:25 PM