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Tough economy - what won't you cut back on?

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2009/07/28 22:01:41 (permalink)
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Tough economy - what won't you cut back on?

Hi

Swamped with the shows that have sprung up showing people how to save money as everyone has less of it these days, I've been thinking about what people spend their money on....

While it's easy to criticise people making "dumb" choices, I started to wonder about my spending habits and what I would not be prepared to cut back on. In my case it's
- Good food: I can no longer bring myself to eat something that has never seen the light of day or has been pumped up to the eyeballs with hormones and force-fed. This is true for animals and vegetables.
- My pets: They are spoiled rotten.

What are you always prepared to part with your cash for?
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    JK2
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 22:04:32 (permalink)
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    Like you, proper food. Meat from the butchers, fruit and veg from the market.

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    Sheeps_Clothing
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 22:07:31 (permalink)
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    Gym fees and money for travelling to the gym.

    Mobile phone.

    That's about it, don't have to worry about anything else really (living with my mum lol).

    I do miss not being about to socialise as much.
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    mark4130
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 22:46:35 (permalink)
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    Internet, good food for the kids - I will eat tinned crap before I let them eat it, the gym.
    After that, I can pretty much cut back on anything (ok, apart from Eurosport for cycling and motorbikes).
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    Suspirio
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 22:51:42 (permalink)
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    As above, quality food.
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    paulthebuilder
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 23:09:10 (permalink)
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    Study.
    Dog food.
    Whatever keeps er indoors happy.

    The rest can go if needs be.
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    galenkia
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 23:11:28 (permalink)
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    QPR season ticket.
    Alcohol.

    Would rather save money other ways.
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    Cardifflad
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 23:18:28 (permalink)
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    galenkia

    QPR season ticket.
    Alcohol.

    Would rather save money other ways.


    Cardiff season ticket
    Sky Sports

    Alcohol I can cut down on but wouldn't cut out for the sake of £50 a month
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    DonPaulo666
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 23:21:21 (permalink)
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    Everything that everyone else classes as a luxury.

    Squat: 363kg

    Bench: 195kg

    Deadlift: 300kg

    @ (currently 114kg)

    ...soon to be obliterated!
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    galenkia
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/28 23:26:32 (permalink)
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    At the moment i have not had to cut back on anything except for a fortnight abroad which i pay for out of my overtime.Overtime stopped about 9 months ago.
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    Reborn
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 08:20:12 (permalink)
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    Gym

    Even food I have found ways of slashing my bill in half.

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 09:01:02 (permalink)
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    Gym fees

    My supps- myprotein whey is good enough i won't get cheap crap
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 09:02:50 (permalink)
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    Actually the economic crisis has been extraordinarily good for us.
    So far I've had to cut back on nothing.
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 10:03:20 (permalink)
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    I go with Oscar Wilde on this one in that 'Necessities are luxuries and luxuries are necessities'.

    Unwise? Maybe,  but I aint making myself miserable
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 10:05:47 (permalink)
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    my hobbies

    I'm a Pharma Company's bitch
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    HELLBOY..
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 10:44:37 (permalink)
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    A pleasant environment in which to stay. High ceilings, flooded with daylight and none of your 'sheet it and beat it' internal partitions.
    And wholesome food. Only buy from my local market now.
    This should keep me ticking over if all else goes.
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 12:02:05 (permalink)
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    Gym. Although I cut back and go to a cheaper one.

    Would never cut back on the internet as it saves money (films) and I earn money from it too in my spare time.

    I've cut back on eating out as we used to go once a week now not so much but more down to other plans rather than strictly money issues.

    I don't buy organic but would if I had more money.
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 12:23:18 (permalink)
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    octatonic

    Actually the economic crisis has been extraordinarily good for us.
    So far I've had to cut back on nothing.


    I'm in the same boat if I'm honest, but then I was cutting back prior to the crisis, so I think thats why I am actually quite flush now, that and my mortgage going down with it being a tracker and switching roles at work last year has saved me on dog walking fees and running my own vehicle travelling into work, so now can finish a month and not be in the red which is the first time if a few years thats happened.
     
    If not then decent food like the majority I'd think

     
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 12:45:39 (permalink)
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    Food and sundries like coffees have been the main ones for me.
     
    I still eat well, and a lot but I have learnt to economise much better. Whereas before I would spend £150 a week on food , without eating out, I can now feed myself on £50 a week, I buy the cheap sauce, the half price tuna, own brand porridge etc, and protein powder via the net.
     
    By not having 2/3 coffees a day I save £5 per day, not having croissants every morning a few more quid. It amazes me now that I can actually get through the day and spend only 50p for a newspaper, taking all my food to work of course.
     
     

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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    Re:Tough economy - what won't you cut back on? 2009/07/29 12:46:27 (permalink)
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    .

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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