Thursday, December 8, 2022


How difficult is it to pay your bills each month?


COVID-19 has affected many people, and not just health-wise. Millions of people have lost their jobs, and millions of American’s are scrambling to get by. Perhaps you’re one of these people. We hope you aren’t.

If you aren’t struggling right now, would you consider donating some money or food to a local food bank? It’s a nice thing to do, especially this time of year when the weather is cooling, the holidays are approaching, and so many need so much.

Each month, how difficult is it to pay your bills? Remember, when you vote, we have no way of knowing your answer. Thanks for sharing your answer with us.

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Gary Broughton
2 years ago

Pay bills on line. Electricity automatically paid by bank.

D Haley
2 years ago

Certain times is tight. Live on the northeast and the heat bill is going to kill you, property taxes especially in NH are 3rd highest in the country, medical cost higher though medical care is in the top 5 in the country. But is the reason why the younger are sticking around and the older are dispersing south so retirement can be enjoyed. Three retirements and do not live beyond my means and can find it tight.

2 years ago

Just like anytime, live within your means.

2 years ago

the three keys to a comfortable retirement…youngsters please take note.

– develop and use a budget.
– invest. invest. invest. good growth stock mutual funds. invest for the long run…30-years minimum.
– live well beneath your means.

2 years ago

We are incredibly lucky to have generous pensions and comfortable IRAs along with max SS. We are new to RVing and have enjoyed all of our trips. Needless to say, we have learned something new everyday.

2 years ago

We started planning for retirement 5 years before, eliminating all payments except utilities.
When we retired and went full timing we invested the money from the house sale. Only use that plus IRAs for big purchases like a new truck.
We live within our budget and have no problem.

Bob P
2 years ago

All my regular bills are automatically withdrawn from my checking account so the only thing I have to be concerned with is my daily expenses which 98% are done with my debit card. I only carry my check book for those places that want to charge extra for using my card. Yes I realize every business automatically raise their prices to cover the card fees.

2 years ago

The poll needs an option between: “No problem at all”, and “It’s challenging”.

There’s a huge gap between those two options. I bet a lot of people occasionally have to juggle things a little at the end of the month and adjust spending a little for the coming month.

Captn John
2 years ago

Everyone in my family is much better now than ever before. Three different unrelated business in different areas of the country booming! The last 3 years have been greater than ever imagined!

2 years ago

I come from the generation that learned to live within it’s means. I don’t need everything today, and I don’t need that card to get it for me. Pay me now or pay me later!!!

2 years ago

Even though I have a job for now I am trying to watch how I spend my money. In 2008 I lost my job and struggled finding another job as I am an unskilled laborer in a skilled job market.
being 54 does not help either as I get older. Do companies want to hire us older workers?

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

I’ve always thought companies nowadays would love to hire older workers because they are not likely to be around long enough to accumulate tons of vacation time or sick time. Not to mention, most ‘older’ workers have a better work ethic and tend to show up every day – on time. Just my thinking.

Bob P
2 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

When I retired from GM at age 56 1/2 with 30 years I found no one else wanted to hire me to a job with a future, perhaps it was my age(which is illegal) or maybe my union backed job background. But the only job I could get was warehouse(which no one over 35 should do) or the trucking industry which I did for 8 years and then led me into school bus driver. I’d never do that again, but my late wife was seriously ill and I needed the benefits. Yes I had benefits from GM but my wife was eleven years younger than me so her coverage was different than mine as I was on Medicare.

Ronald Payne
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Economy for some is ok,others its been a sharp decline,it seems that jobs in demand these days involve driving,UPS,Fedex,delivery or trucking,these jobs can be performed at age 21 and up.