Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(28,862 posts)
Fri Oct 27, 2023, 07:18 PM Oct 2023

Are your expenses outpacing your earnings currently? [View all]

Last edited Fri Oct 27, 2023, 09:20 PM - Edit history (2)

Just saw this post https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218405212
and wanted to see how DUers are being impacted. I honestly haven't noticed much difference recently. For a bit when gas was up and a few items I shopped for were up a bit, but not so much now. Seems like most years currently.

I'm 100000% sure any MAGA's who got huge raises under Biden and bought a giant new truck are going to say things are horrible no matter how great they are. That's why I don't give a F about these polls. Things are too divided for polls to mean much anymore.

Editing to add this. LOL


107 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, my expenses are outpacing my income badly
22 (21%)
Yes, my expenses are outpacing my income a bit but it's manageable
18 (17%)
Seems like most of the past few years
8 (7%)
No, my income is outpacing my expenses a bit currently
42 (39%)
No, my income is doing awesome compared to the past few years
11 (10%)
Other, please explain below
6 (6%)
Show usernames
Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
44 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
We are currently snpsmom Oct 2023 #1
That is happening a lot Tree Lady Oct 2023 #12
Can't decide between "a bit" and "doing awesome," but month over month petronius Oct 2023 #2
I chose "other" True Dough Oct 2023 #26
The original thread was about expenses going up more than income MichMan Oct 2023 #3
Can you check the wording of several of your response choices? Nt spooky3 Oct 2023 #4
Thanks. Yikes. 😆 nt Quixote1818 Oct 2023 #10
Going into retirement, we dont really count.. ;) getagrip_already Oct 2023 #5
"I'll save my marriage and shut the hell up. " paleotn Oct 2023 #9
My wife and i hooked up in '77 in college getagrip_already Oct 2023 #11
Ha! 1988 here. paleotn Oct 2023 #13
Yeah, those looks can get you in trouble... getagrip_already Oct 2023 #15
I do worry about the next generation. Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #16
Good logic. After 20 years of marriage, shutting your cake hole is the best option. sarcasmo Oct 2023 #34
Check your wording on the first couple options. ('expenses outpacing expenses') Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2023 #6
Thanks. Fixed. Nt Quixote1818 Oct 2023 #7
we're retired but doing better than most, regardless mike_c Oct 2023 #8
Things were rough the last few years.... Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #14
Other - wife and I are both retired, she is taking SS - I am waiting until I am 70 (2 more years) NewHendoLib Oct 2023 #17
I retired in 2010, thanks for the SS COLA. But my pension has lost doc03 Oct 2023 #18
Not hurting, but noticing the cost increases Sympthsical Oct 2023 #19
When various streaming platforms announce increases, I drop them for a couple of months or more PortTack Oct 2023 #28
I'm retired, so my only income is Social Security. I supplement that with drawing down my retirement accounts progree Oct 2023 #20
Same here. I am retired with a low income, but I draw down retirement savings to make ends meet. Midnight Writer Oct 2023 #42
House mortgage is paid off. We're retired. Defined benefit pensions. 3Hotdogs Oct 2023 #21
Yes but xmas74 Oct 2023 #22
Yes, we are falling behind financially Chuuku Davis Oct 2023 #23
As an artist then as a teacher I could never earn enough BigmanPigman Oct 2023 #24
Once I get my whorin' and cokin' habits under control, I'll be back in the black... Bucky Oct 2023 #25
Is this you? : ret5hd Oct 2023 #33
Barely covered each month. Only a little is leftover. Elessar Zappa Oct 2023 #27
I was fortunate enough to retire from the medical profession with a fair amount stashed away PortTack Oct 2023 #29
Treading water. Aussie105 Oct 2023 #30
breaking even onethatcares Oct 2023 #31
"Other." phylny Oct 2023 #32
eating less, The Wandering Harper Oct 2023 #38
I'm sorry. phylny Oct 2023 #40
Since late 2019, our income has increased almost 50% NickB79 Oct 2023 #35
doing ok but have tightened the belt quite a bit dembotoz Oct 2023 #36
Some things have gotten more expensive but nothing that has changed our lifestyle at all. We have more money Raftergirl Oct 2023 #37
my income has declined while prices go up The Wandering Harper Oct 2023 #39
I can't even afford to renew my Star membership Polybius Oct 2023 #41
My income and my expenses are about the same. GoodRaisin Oct 2023 #43
Kick jfz9580m Nov 2023 #44
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Are your expenses outpaci...