Although we realize that many unscrupulous business people will inflate the cost of necessary items (looking at you, insulin!), we expect some stuff to stay cheap.
We’re shocked when we get to the checkout and learn the exorbitant cost of these items!
Small area rugs cost upwards of $200! Carpet is generally cheaper, but you must cover the whole room and pay for insulation. How do people afford to decorate their homes?
They say you should buy a used car and run it into the ground, but those folks don’t consider the high cost of car repairs.
$1,000 every three months for random repairs may wind up costing more than a monthly payment for a new car.
Who decided that your mouth is separate from the rest of your body and thus not covered under regular health insurance? Dental work costs a small fortune, dental insurance barely covers anything, and people wonder why so many don’t get their teeth cleaned.
Being an Adult
Kids get to enjoy life without worrying about money. Once you reach adulthood and have to pay for your own food, housing, transportation, and everything else, you realize how expensive it is just to exist.
Even DIY landscaping costs a small fortune. Yard beautification truly is only for the rich.
Storm doors, exterior doors, and doors slightly outside standard size cost a small fortune. And then you’ll have to pay another fortune for professional installation.
More people would enjoy the fun mountain sport if they could afford to get up the mountain. In some places, lift tickets are more expensive than airfare and hotel stays.
Inflation at the grocery store is forcing folks to make tough decisions. Do they skip meals or subsist on rice and beans?
Healthy food shouldn’t cost so much.
Starting a Business
America calls itself the land of opportunity, but that’s only true if you already have some money. All the taxes, fees, and startup costs of entrepreneurship make it out of reach for many.
Fast food used to be the cheap way to feed yourself until payday. Now, prices at the drive-through are so hefty that it’s not worth it.
People want to grow their own food to mitigate the high costs at the store, but starting one is outrageously expensive. The soil, raised beds, and seeds cost more than buying food at the store in the long run. It’s far more work, too.
Even a common cold is costly when you must forgo a paycheck to recover. Chronic illness and disability are prohibitively expensive. Disability doesn’t pay enough to let people survive, and the condition prevents them from earning an income.
Too bad we can’t just decide not to get ill.
Dog and cat food costs far more than it should. The “good” brands offering health benefits are often over $50 a bag, and even the cheap stuff costs too much for ordinary folks.
The outrageous cost of pet supplies will only lead to more homeless pets and increasingly crowded shelters.
How are people still renovating their homes? The skyrocketing cost of labor and supplies means more people will live in dated houses.
More and more people opt out of parenthood because they can’t afford it. Childcare costs more than a mortgage, and the rising cost of living means they can’t afford to feed themselves, much less a child.
Cost isn’t the Only Reason to Opt Out of Parenthood
Despite all the pressure to procreate, it’s perfectly valid not to want kids. Millennials and younger generations are opting out of parenthood at record rates.
Here are their top reasons for not wanting kids.
A Great Financial Plan Can Mitigate High Price Tags
You don’t need to pay a financial advisor to craft a financial plan. Here’s how to do it on your own!
Read it Here: How To Make a Financial Plan
Generational poverty is just as real as generational wealth. Here’s a look at generational poverty in America.
Mitigate Costs at the Grocery Store
Store-bought mac & cheese, top ramen, and canned foods are some of the cheapest meals you can get. However, they aren’t very tasty.
Is America Actually Dystopian?
Although there are many fantastic things about living in the US, some of our systems and laws leave many scratching their heads, wondering if we’re already living in a dystopian nightmare.
Here’s the evidence that makes us wonder if America is actually a dystopia.
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