Quoting TheSugarComa:" yeah the economy is hard, yadda yadda yadda. Yet Americans spend on average 1000 per family around each ... [snip!] ... than paying bills on time. because they DESERVE it. (and we dont because we make more...i dont get that logic, at all)"
I don't get it either. My stepmother's brother and his wife lost everything when the economy tanked. They overextended themselves to 'keep up witht he Jones' and are now living in his parents tiny ass 2 bedroom apartment.
They still don't get it at all. Right after filing bankrupcy they go off on a vacation to Disney. All I can do is SMH and hope the light bulb goes off soon.
They called me wanting me to look for a resort for them to stay in JULY. Where I live, July is the most expensive time to vacation to my area. When I told my stepmom their plans she was livid & refused to even speak to them.
Thankfully, they didn't end up coming.