Thursday, March 22, 2012

The price of gas went up again yesterday. Every week is gas-price-hike-up week and my economics-challenged brain can't reconcile why the price of gas goes up every week when a friend of mine working in the Middle East said the base price of crude oil remains. Why? Why?

Times are hard. So many people are laid-off from their regular jobs. So many people are up to their necks in mortgage and credit card debts. Some are in the verge of bankruptcy. Some have stopped schooling. Some are hungry. Some are homeless. Sad... really sad.

Just the other week, the price of gas and its related by-products went up again. Public transport demanded a hike on their fare. There was even a national transportation strike to emphasize their demand. Well, the government did grant their petition so I guess the transportation sector is happy now. But what about the consumers? There is no government-backed demand for across the board salary hike! The prices of basic commodities and utilities continue to escalate but the promise of an increase in pay is nil.

Frugality is a must. We must all try to save up and be conscious of our expenses. It's nice to know that there are actually websites that try to impart to their readers on how to save. The tips are really useful and if done consistently, are actually effective. There’s a suggestion to do away with landlines if you have a mobile phone but that is not applicable in most countries as broadband connection is almost always connected with a landline. There are websites too that offer discounts and coupons to their readers.

Harbor Freight offers coupon codes and discounts. The discount offers are great... up to 80%. All you have to do is click the icon, shop and get super discounts at the check-out counter. Great! This is just the time to buy things such as a wireless driveway alert system, a 21 degree-angle framing nailer, a 4-inch tile saw cutter. These items are not really cheap so a discount of 40% to 80% is a good deal. A great deal from the online store is the clearance sale. Each week a whole gamut of household gadgets are up. This week, a portable blower with variable speed is pegged at only $49.95. A 7-piece professional nut driver set is on sale for only $7.99 only. Cheap, right?! There’s 8 more days left to secure coupons.

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