Saturday, August 8, 2009

Does this make any sense at all.,....

ok I was watching our local news and they started talking about the economy and how it was going to be harder for people to get what they need for their children for school. They talk about it is like this because of the large amount of people that have lost their jobs or have been laid off.

They went on to interview some and ask how they are going to get by this year. Some told they are looking for sales to get things at the rock bottom prices. Some were shopping at thrift stores this year. Others were going through what has been given to them. All these are great ways to get by not only this year but any time. Shop smart and use what you have on hand. Makes perfect sense to me!!!!

I was totally agreeing with the reporter and the people that she interviewed. I mean we all know how tough it is out there now and if you don't watch your finances you can really get into some trouble. With all the tricks that credit card companies are doing and all the scams out there it pays to be on top of your finances.

But that's not what I am blogging about it was what the reporter said next that just floored me. She said that our Governor was helping us out starting in September through to November if you buy a qualifying energy star appliance then you can get this tax free. Now if you are looking for to buy new appliances then this is great for you.

But here's what I don't get. How on earth is this going to help those that are struggling (us included) to get what they need for their children this year. How can this be the answer for them. How can going out and spending 2 or more thousands of dollars help us when we can shop sales,buy from thrift stores and make do with what we have and spend hundreds less than we were before.

This concept just makes no sense at all to me.

Spend more to save a few dollars or shop smart and save hundreds! You choose!!!