So. Yay! My brother, his girlfriend of like six years, and their two year old daughter were just evicted from the place they were renting. Seems, due to a workplace injury and no steady money coming in, they were unable to pay their rent - although - to be honest, the way the economy is going, if I had to pay rent, instead of my mortgage payment, I might be int he same boat.
On average, people who are renting are paying 300 to 500 dollars MORE a month than Hubs and I are on our mortgage payment. Hubs has an excellent job, awesome hours, even better benefits, and very a competitive wage. I thank my lucky stars each payday when we make our mortgage payment that we bought our home when we did. So many people I know are in need of foreclosure help, and these are good people, people with jobs, and budgets and everything, but gas, food, clothing, rent - it's all going up up up, and there seems to be no sign of it stopping.
Hubs workplace, in fact, just had a meeting last week to discuss a cost of living wage increase! How bad is the economy if wage is increasing to deal with it? Don't get me wrong,
I am happy that he will get the increase, it will sure help out, but it sure is a scary sign of the times, isn't it?