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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:44 PM Apr 2020

How has your money flow changed since the stay at home situation? [View all]

I'm wondering if there is pent up money from those who didn't lose their jobs that will send the economy up immediately when businesses reopen

42 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
same income but spending less money
25 (60%)
same income and spending the same amount of money but distributed differently than before shutdown
3 (7%)
same income and spending more money
3 (7%)
shutdown means less money coming in for me
4 (10%)
7 (17%)
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I'm spending less because I'm not driving or eating out. The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #1
I planned to support local restaurants by continuing to order food but it's not as feasible Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #2
Same here in beginning ordered marlakay Apr 2020 #9
I'm glad I went on a few short vacations summer 2019. Those memories will tide me over. Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #15
I finally made it to Ireland last summer marlakay Apr 2020 #20
Recessions and uneven, and recoveries are as well unblock Apr 2020 #3
event venues are screwed (until vaccine). fancy dine in restaurants will hurt for longer than fast Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #22
Yes. But, strange times, Domino's pizza is doing fine unblock Apr 2020 #31
We'll be able to pay off our car one year earlier then contract indicated. a kennedy Apr 2020 #4
based on less money spend during Stay at home? Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #5
Yes.......no gambling, no eating out with bar bill..... a kennedy Apr 2020 #45
"same income and spending the same amount of money but distributed differently than before shutdown" J_William_Ryan Apr 2020 #6
I'm on social security, thank God. rgbecker Apr 2020 #7
auto ins companies have been adjusting downward. My homeowners ins is cutting 25% off one month Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #28
Groceries costing more eleny Apr 2020 #8
online shopping is more expensive than in person.. that is true. Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #19
I work at home and haven't done any major grocery shopping in at least a month. SMC22307 Apr 2020 #10
why did spending money make you feel guilty? Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #12
Because so many are hurting financially. And I'm trying to... SMC22307 Apr 2020 #13
buying that rug helped a business Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #24
The the thing was probably made in China and I bought from overstock.com. SMC22307 Apr 2020 #26
We are spending nothing outside of living expenses EarthFirst Apr 2020 #11
My income went down by half the first month, MerryBlooms Apr 2020 #14
as long as you let them know you have a dime to your name, they'll try to pressure you out of it Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #18
Yep, pirates just like trump. MerryBlooms Apr 2020 #35
Neither DH nor I are spending much money MissB Apr 2020 #16
I'm retired and living off of investments Poiuyt Apr 2020 #17
Yes, retirement savings largely in Mutual Funds. Don't need the money right away, though. Midnight Writer Apr 2020 #39
We invested my inheritance and have a large stock portfolio LeftInTX Apr 2020 #42
Increased income Tink41 Apr 2020 #21
retired and might soon be working again Hamlette Apr 2020 #23
my homemade masks came out wonky, so I just ordered 3 from ebay - the handmade kind Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #27
mine are a tad wonky, but cute. Hamlette Apr 2020 #47
I'm spending way less since everything I love to do has been canceled. Initech Apr 2020 #25
Less money? No money grantcart Apr 2020 #29
No income, same spending. BlueTsunami2018 Apr 2020 #30
I have vastly less coming in, but I built things for cases like this. Blue_true Apr 2020 #32
Retired, so same income. SeattleVet Apr 2020 #33
Still working, but in a different position happybird Apr 2020 #34
Same income, no movies, no eating out, sending money to furloughed relatives... hunter Apr 2020 #36
Same income, spending less. smirkymonkey Apr 2020 #37
We're ordering groceries online. Everything is way more expensive secondwind Apr 2020 #38
Other. Same income for another 4 weeks. Then UI will be needed Roland99 Apr 2020 #40
Spending more! LeftInTX Apr 2020 #41
Different distribution DFW Apr 2020 #43
I'm retired and have been able to travel. Not now! mnhtnbb Apr 2020 #44
Income is the same, saving more money madville Apr 2020 #46
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