These days, you really have to budget carefully with everything.
Grocery prices are expensive, gas is expensive, and inflation is a serious threat to everybody. With the way things are going, I wouldn’t be surprised seeing people fighting over food and gas, which probably is something that is already happening. I’ve seen pictures of people with locks installed on their gas tanks so people won’t steal their fuel. It really is a sad thing, but still, we have to hope for a better future and hopefully learn how to make the right decisions in life. We are living in uncertain times indeed, but I still have hope that we can carry on. In our home, we have a super tight budget that works for us. We have an economic vehicle, a hybrid so we can go far on a single tank of gas. We also try not to use the AC system in the car when we drive places, instead we open the windows for our cooling needs. It’s not as nice as air conditioning of course, but we know that we are at least saving on gas which is becoming way too expensive in such a hurry. I mean, if we can’t afford to put gas in our vehicle and make it last for as long as possible, we won’t be able to get to the places we need. We won’t be able to go to the store to get groceries. We’re now thinking we have to store food, water, and fuel. One thing I’m thankful for is the fact that we invested in a ductless mini split system so many years back and had solar panels installed. This HVAC system has been keeping us comfortable with low energy bills, and at least that’s something we won’t have to worry about.