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What Are You Not Buying Anymore? What You're Writing On Our FB Wall

KHQ.COM - We're living in tough times, folks locally and nationally are desperately looking for work. A lot of people are having to go without and are making some sacrifices. We took this question to our Facebook Wall: We're living in tough times with the economy in a recession, what are you not buying anymore?

Danelle Peterson: Eating out. We maybe do it once in a couple of weeks. Better for the fat roll too!

Denise LeMay DeLeon: New clothes.

Megan Jandreau: Eating out and going out is the main things, we stay home and watch movies, play games, or find something constructive to do.

Annie Bart Hawkins: Paper plates, back to washing the old fashioned kind.

Stephanie Ennis: Deluxe Cable & all subscriptions are gone.

Chasity Curtis: I havent bought a bigger TV like I wanted. I dont have internet access at home, or a home phone I use my cell, and I cant afford cable.... Also I have to share rent with someonce because I cant afford living on my own. But hell all those things are luxery items. I still go see a movie every other week and go on trips when I can.

Kim Thompson: nothing different i was broke before the recession and i am broke now so like i said i am doing nothing. you need to live for the day!

Jacki Ogilvie Lindsey: Everything!

Tina Ford: Fast Food, movies, and just plain going out.

Danelle Peterson: Jennifer.....noooooo!!;)

Jason DeLong: I thought we we have officially been called out of recession?

TimandLaura Jane Turnbull: Quite a bit. and now SS recipients are not getting cost of living increases because the Government has never repaid what they borrowed from it and with the unemployment rate so high not enough people are contributing in order to give those collecting now and increases. but you can bet poloticians are getting thier increases. THERE WILL BE NO SOCIAL SECURITY FOR MY GENERATION.. RETIREMENT HAS BECOME A THING OF THE PAST LIKE VINYL AND 8-TRACK

Tina Vetsch: Got rid of cable, the home phone and internet. I only use wireless now. I only buy things that I really need and very few wants.

Val Hughes: Comcast cable, cell phone service, and new clothes

Kristi Feldhausen-Erban: No more luxuries like facials, massages and nails. Still manage to get a pedicure in every now and again :)

George A Hughbanks: The hard truth is the only way to get out of a "recession" are to keep spending or higher taxes. Neither are glamorous options. A very good place to start is bringing jobs back to America to create products of better quality with higher environmental standards.

Farren Guhlke: I'm still buying everything that I used to....I'm also more gratefull for what I do have.... the only thing I really have changed is the amount of stuff I buy.... new clothes, shoes ect. I have also got in touch with the local farmers market,

Farren Guhlke: and trying to be more invoved in the community

Noreene Bailey-Treece: any food, clothes,fuel for the generator our source of electricity. i am off grid. gave up my goats, fowl and pigs due to could not afford feed anymore. kids sports. sold vehicles. not much left to give up anymore.

Erika Deasy DeWitt: It's been somewhat of a positive. Eating more home cooked foods rather than expensive grab & go/microwave stuff has made me more health conscious because I can control my intake of crap like processed foods, sodium, etc. Not having cable ha...s gotten me away from the TV and I engage in other interests and social activities. I quit smoking and that speaks for itself. Overall, it's been quite a positive. I've gained better control of my budget and in the end I have a surplus of money in case I need it ans I'm living healthier and happier. I didn't expect this at all.

Cooper Orfield: I stopped buying anything I cant turn into a weapon for when those immigrants come an take my property

Randy Craig Wilcox: Not stopping for coffee nearly as often, nor dinner. Treating those things as treats, as opposed to going out of habit.

Kristin Zphyer: Its my 4 almost 5 year mark of no tv, dvd, vhs. Dont buy new clothes or shoes, dont eat out maybe once in a blue moon. no psp, wii, xbox, so no need to buy games or dvds. Just have computer an thats all i have needed. get all infor i can from here.

Barbara Jewell-Potter: I'm making my espresso at home. I, like Farren, have had to buy less of all that we need/want.

Amber Lynne Smith: Haven't changed a thing! Bills are being paid on time! We eat out 2-4 times a week and we are still traveling and spoiling our 7 year old!

Megan Jandreau: The one thing I do alot more of that I didn't care about before is coupon clipping!!The cashiers may be mad that you have 30 coupons but that could save you a ton of money!!

Sonja Bakonyi: Bye bye comcast cable and your ever so increasingly annoying bills that were never ever the same each month. Gotta ♥ the Keurig to cure not getting a mocha more than once a week if that!

Sue Turner: learning to cook at home

Wayne Murphy: Couldnt afford gas any more so had to let my car go. Nor do I by the usual food products I depend on generic fooda because the regular are just to expensive no doubt thanks goes to Safeway and Rosuers pioneering efforts to five and dime us all to death. Thank God for Winco!

Donna Klein: I came into the recession with nothing. i belive i still have most of nothing left. ha ha no seriously i i make homemade meals in larger quantities and freeze leftovers. so at the end of the month w/money is tightest. fast easy, nutrionoust meals.

Emily Norton: I stopped buying toilet paper. Heh

Joy Baillie-Chapman: Not eating out and limit on the latte's

Aimee Flinn Nechanicky: I stopped paying my credit cards.

Kathy Gearing Smallwood: We have opted for Netflix instead of renting pay per view. Going to the cinema is only for special occasions, same as eating out. We also make bread instead of buying it and have begun cooking 'from scratch' rather than the ready made processed foods. We are actually enjoying all the down-sizing. Getting back to the basics and not living in fast forward has its own reward.

Mindy Sieradski- Hastings: Havent changed a thing. I do things the same way i been doing them my whole adult life. I smart shop--When getting clothes for my kids-I hit goodwill-yard sales- and do clothes swaps with my friends that have kids. I have the same clothes t...hat I had 10 years ago- I buy something new for myself about every other month. When it comes to food-GROW A GARDEN! it's cheap, healthy, and you can can the stuff to make it last longer! I live about an hour from major shopping, so I do grocery shopping 1-2 times a month- I hit costco and stock up-- people look at me crazy when I have 6-8 gallons of milk..lol They say- oh that should last you a while- I say nope- about a gallon a day in my house :) My kids still get toys, just not a lot of them-I make mine use their imaginations.(not a sigle video game in my house either) Also-- I shop online instead of driving. I just got myself and my daughter a few outfits- I went to the store website- found the clarance section and got $150 worth of clothes for around $30-that included shipping. And like Barbara in the above comment--I make my own lattes♥ You shouldnt have to give up almost everything that you enjoy just to have a little money in your pocket-just be smart-do you really need a pair of Jeans that cost $100? Or that designer purse? or like a lot of women and some men-20+ pairs of shoes? Do you really need that extra tattoo when your rent is due tomorrow, and it's either the rent or the tattoo? I'm sorry- I just get irritated when I see people on welfare, and other state assisted programs, and then I see those same people getting new tattoos, going out to the bars drinking, gambling-and then complain that they dont have money to pay rent or put gas in their car. Just be smart when spending!!

Steph Belnap: Haven't been to the movies for along time. Amazing that the box office is still doing so well in this economy, it's mind boggling really. Also, don't go out to eat once a month anymore.

Don Mccullough: I use the woodstove fan to blow dry my hair, and cook tv dinners on the car engine, after I siphon that is.

Paulette Oots-Robbins: Having to cut back on everything including, eating out every once in awhile.....

Donna Klein as a single mom i was no longer able to take my son and freinds to movies. when we had extra gas in the car we would all gather our change and hit the rest areas get our cocoa and get ur cookies and leave our donations. we have more fun and memories than we would at the movies and also have the satifaction of helping others by our donations. we really dont stop doing things we just get more creative and have a chuckle while doing it.

Wil Henderson: Can not afford to 'pay' attention ;)

Linda Sue Burke: My prescription medication.

Mike Sherwood: not renting videos or going to the movies as much, lesser distant traveling. still going out to eat.

Sharon Roberts: Staying home more so I dont buy as much gas

Vikki Sawyer: Eating out and our eating habits. Going hunting. Going out in general.

Vikki Sawyer: Stopped buying paper towels, buy napkins, less groceries, less everything.

Helena Caston: Not as many cigarettes ;(( Or I buy them somewhere where the tax isn't so insane!

Joshua Ogle: Drugs. But that has to do with more than just the economy.

Donna Sedgwick: I am stimulating the economy here in Spokane,WA!cricket,comcast cable,internet,mall, bk stores, clothing stores,restaurants,grocery stores,fast-food places,rent,toy stores,magazines,make-up,jewelry stores,art p[laces,coffee places-Starbuck's,dvd's,cd's,handbags,beauty parlors,spa,t.v,radio's,alarms,cell phone,etc!

Samantha Ward: still buy the same stuff but in moderation....

Heather Gemmrig Anything made in China!

Gina Bain: We cut out all of the extras…no more getting nails done, eating out, etc. Just keeping it to the necessities!

Molly Foth still buying not in the pickle yet just watching where to buy

Staycee Hinkelmann: we cut out alot but pay more in hunting area bc thats how we support our family.

Betsy Wilhelms: Reusable grocery bags that are supposed to be environmentally friendly, but are made from non-recycled and non recyclable plastic, AND are shipped from china or Taiwan. Oxymoron....

Joan Scott Wow Betsy! Didn't realize that & I can't wait to tell my daughters who reprimanded me for not using recycleable (sp) bags!

Joan Scott some trips on bucket list. Went from wanting to see Austrailia & Europe to visiting Yellowstone (favorite place anyway)!

Ann Hyatt: We haven't had to change our spending habits but we have taken steps to cut unnecessary household expenses, such as eliminating our 50/mo land line in favor of a 10/mo cell phone for home use only. It is somewhat inconvenient but well worth the savings. We have also shopped for (and found) cheaper car and homeowners insurance. We only fuel up at the stations with the lowest prices.

Scott Banks credit cards, latte's & "fast" food. We were able to dump $12,500 debt just by doing that!

Willie Krauss Gilmore Green beans. My husband doesn't like them. ♥

Meaghan Munroe Primm Basic Cable/phone/internet package...slower and only 12 channels, but saves a good $50/month. We've been hitting Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc for our clothes in place of buying new. No newspapers, magazines.... And, sadly, we've cut back on the amount of organic produce/groceries. With a family of 6 (2 of those being hungry, never full boys) doing organics on non-sales is just too expensive.

Justin Matthew Anest marijuana..now im medical and grow my own...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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