I am feeling a wee bit stressed lately. Besides the work they are piling on me in my last month at my job I am stressing a bit about the financials of leaving my job. Am I crazy to leave my job when we are heading into a recession? My 401k has been steadily bleeding out, savings accounts are paying less and less interest, and the price of goods and gas is out the roof.
I went to the grocery store Sunday to stock up on the basics (bread, milk, meat, produce, baby food, etc) and I can't believe how much everything is going up. I used $34.30 in coupons and still came out at $107.00 on what should have been about $50.00 worth of groceries. My husband asked where the rest of my bags were when I got home. Not to mention the fact that the bagger didn't give me my bag of produce so I had to make another trip to the grocery store using my $3.20 cent a gallon gas to get there. This is the 4th time in the last 2 years I can think of that they have done this.
I know staying home is the right decision but it is just so scary to think that they are predicting things to get worse before they get better. Don't even talk to me about insurance premiums and co-pays. My husband hasn't had a raise in 2 years so he actually makes less than he did two years ago if you count for inflation and the value of the dollar. But we have been smart and put down 20% on our house, paid cash for everything we buy and put money back in savings. So I know we aren't in the same perilous position as some families. Its still scary though. Any tips on couponing, saving money, etc would be greatly appreciated. I will have time to look into the CVS and Walgreens deals once I am not working.