Many of us faced spend money cuts this year amid the highest inflation numbers in nearly 40 years.
- You expect to see your income increase with a rise in cost of living, but that doesn’t typically happen.
Until the spend money cuts, I was still waiting numerous years for another raise. The company is bootstrapped right now and has no additional funds for wages or anything else. In fact, I’m fortunate that I haven’t lost our job altogether as many others have in our same department as well. I have to deal with the changes and keep our head up so I don’t lose our mind completely. It’s not simple trying to make ends meet when our paycheck isn’t large enough to cover all of our expenses. Whether I can sustain all of the credit card debt that I’m forced to take on to survive is yet to be seen. But needless to say, I’m acutely aware of how serious our situation is and I’m far from complacent. I don’t want to find myself in a financial quandary that forces myself and others to postpone renewing our medical marijuana card. I was short this month on the $70 required to renew our medical marijuana card with the state government. As a result of not having the funds, I have to wait a month until I’m paid again and go without our medical cannabis card in the process. Thankfully I have enough marijuana to last myself and others until then, but I’d entirely be hurting right now if I was low on money and weed at the same time. I’d have to go without cannabis in the time being, and that’s difficult for myself and others with our mental health concerns.