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  1. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:CPI

    Thread Author:Helz

    Post Author:BananaCucho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    I do understand your point. I just see a very substantial disconnect between what I observe and what I see reported. In conversations I have had with friends in Missouri, New York and California they have said they have the same issues. Im curious though, does anyone living in the US have a different experience with pricing?
    I have noticed my grocery bills are higher than before - but I think that is mostly a result of buying more - 2 growing boys are eating more, and with financial stability we have been more lax with this in our budget. So I have no idea if prices have actually gone up, but we are definitely spending more

    Gas? Um, I remember gas prices being over $4 a gallon for a hot minute in 2008. It was expensive as hell to fill up my gas guzzling DirecTV van. So when I see people complaining about high gas prices, I wonder if they notice how every year it goes up in the summer and back down in the winter? But I've never seen it over $4 again since then. Every summer though (last year was an exception) it seems to always go over $3 for a time before eventually dropping back down, this year being no exception

    What else. Service stuff? Like I don't feel like getting a haircut has gotten more expensive, that's still pretty cheap. Eating out does feel more expensive, but then again I see the same correlation with groceries - we simply eat at nicer places now than we used to and buy more food (instead of splitting a meal) lmao. No idea there tbh

    We don't pay for TV. It did seem like internet prices were getting outta hand until we got fiber available in our area - it is way cheaper than shitty comcast and has only gone up like $2 in five years which is fine imo

    Other utilities/bills - tbh wife handles the water and gas bills so I have no idea lmao. Electricity bill is like $9 a month since we got solar so idk

    Tutition cost did seem to increase every year while I was doing the college thing. And I did the college thing from 2012-2019. There's no question about that - it rose every year and it hurt every time. So glad that's over with.

    But yeah man. Home prices. Rent. That's where the problem is, at least around here.
  2. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:CPI

    Thread Author:Helz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuesford View Post
    Mmm mmm. Do you blame BlackRock for it?
    I don't know enough about BlackRock to blame them for anything

    Also for a minute there I thought you were treecko lmfao
  3. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:CPI

    Thread Author:Helz

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    lol this discussion.
    Meanwhile, in other parts of the world: https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/wh...conomic-crisis
    It may not be as serious of a problem as Cubans are facing. But it's still a problem. It's pretty much impossible for new homebuyers to buy a home these days where I live. Gotta settle for condos or townhomes that are smaller than what we bought in 2013, or rent which isn't an investment at all and a shitty thing to have to do. And rent has gone up significantly anyway as well; people are renting single rooms for more money these days than my entire mortgage payment was in 2018 for a 1500 sq ft home. I honestly have no idea how anyone can afford to buy a new home these days on a single income anymore, even with a nice middle class job. And it's just getting worse. Those of us who got in the game at the right time were extremely fortunate.

    In 2015 we were living off of one $40k salary, and things were tight. No fucking way we could do that today and have the home we had (which, by the way, was a shitty 3 bed 2 bath split level starter home). And that was only six years ago. I was with the same company then as I am now. New hires coming into that position I had still only make $40k.

    Meanwhile my company's stock is through the roof...
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    Thread:CPI

    Thread Author:Helz

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    Quote Originally Posted by blinkskater View Post
    I bought my house a few years back for 300K, my real estate agent said we could sell for $450K, I've done minimal work to the inside. How does my property increase in value $150K in about 4 years when everyones pay is essentially the same.

    I live in ASSachusetts where everything is way overpriced.
    Bought our first house in 2013 for $135k, sold it in 2018 for $270k. Bought our current home for $340k, probably could sell it today for upwards of $500k or $600k. Market is fucking insane. Utah here.

    And yeah pay stays stagnant.
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