They want us to contribute to our health insurance costs at work because things are tight.
So that's about $170 per month off my before tax salary. Gas is up to $2.1399/gal, my rent went up $30/month, tolls went up $1.00 per day a while back ... $500 for the hit and run to the fender ...
Oh yeah, all salary reviews are on hold. Haven't had an increase in three years now.
*SIGH* I'm frustrated. Yet I know I shouldn't really gripe because I still do moderately well, even with all my debts. I just feel I could have done better.