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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206290
03/06/21 06:34 AM
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Coonman, you live by Dubuque and instead of driving the short distance to make more money at someplace like AY McDonald as a machinist you choose to stay at a place that pays you a lot less and treats you like crap. I think you like that place personally. I know you work 2 part time jobs. It's past time to get 1 full time job that pays more. The other job is custodial work and you say you like that so go be a cleaner full time.

Go put an application in at Hormel they're looking for workers so are a lot of other places. Iowajobs.org or Dubuque jobs

As far as burning up gas and putting more miles on a wore out truck trapping coon this year that's your fault. If you thought you'd make a profit doing that you're delusional. If you had a full time job and ran a short line on your way to or from work it would make sense. I get wanting to trap but not if it puts you in a financial hole.

Once again Good Luck I hope things turn around for you but you have to help yourself sometime.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206306
03/06/21 07:21 AM
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Well said Badger - In thirty years of trapping I have never ran a trapline that lost money. I did exactly like you said. Ran traps to and from work. I love 3:00 AM mornings. Nice and peaceful in the great out-of-doors.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206310
03/06/21 07:31 AM
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Milton Friedman always said inflation is created in Washington, well over 20 percent of all dollars created in the last 108 years was printed in the last 12 months.

Isn't hard to figure out prices are going up.

Good luck Dave we are all going to need it. Powell and the red just said they aren't concerned about rising prices yet

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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: WyFurHarvesters] #7206326
03/06/21 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by WyFurHarvesters
my wife is an EMT and maks $10.50 an hr. saving lives fair??


That does seem pretty low. Time to find a better job.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206367
03/06/21 08:52 AM
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Get your weekly adds and go through them. I know you go to Walmart to get groceries but it is most likely the highest prices. Buy items that are on sale and buy enough to last you five weeks. The sale cycles are usually that long of a period in retail grocery. Example is bread. When it goes on sale and you eat a loaf a week then buy five loaves. If burger goes on sale buy what you need for five weeks. Look at those tabs(sales flyers) and focus on sale items. Look through all of them and then ask if they will price match other stores. Do not buy things from any end caps or bulk bins because they are a trap. Do not buy National brands but instead buy store brands. If you have an Aldi's to get your fruit ,veggies, eggs, and milk there because they are way cheaper. Plant a garden and can as much as you can. There are several ways to spend less on grub if you are not wanting to pay for convenience. Remember a lot of food stamps and ebt cards are used at Walmart and those folks don't care about higher prices because it is not their money but rather the taxpayer's. I worked retail as a merchandizer for years and it was my job to put higher priced products where it is convenient for you to grab and go. Hope this helps.

As for your 15 dollars an hour it is not going to happen but your 1400.00 will be in the account soon unfortunately. Put it away for a rainy day and don't spend it like it was not your money. After all it is not yours but my grandchildren's. LLL


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206374
03/06/21 08:57 AM
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Good post, Larry. Pay attention to what he says here Dave, and you can stretch your money a little further.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206391
03/06/21 09:19 AM
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Wait till after dark, most people would be amazed to find out what McDonalds discards in their dumpsters!

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: Marty] #7206397
03/06/21 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Marty
It has just started, when the shortages hit it will really go up in price.

Yup.
Cinch yer hats down tight cowboys. Gonna be a rough ride.


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206401
03/06/21 09:25 AM
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Coonman, I just saw where Crown Holdings in Dubuque is looking for janitor/general laborer. You might want to check it out at least.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: DuxDawg] #7206406
03/06/21 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DuxDawg
Originally Posted by Marty
It has just started, when the shortages hit it will really go up in price.

Yup.
Cinch yer hats down tight cowboys. Gonna be a rough ride.


OK can you explain these shortages? The shortages I am seeing are from hoarding of stuff like lids and ammo. Shelves are full here and have been since May 2020. This economy is ready to explode and even with fuel prices they will be absorbed by consumers. We are not the USSR or N. Korea yet and I doubt we will get to that point in two years of liberal control. Some of this is a little over the top. LLL


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206421
03/06/21 09:42 AM
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A lot of shortages are caused by the changes made in the manufacturing processes over the last 25 years or so. "Just in time" manufacturing is very efficient until covid shuts down a plant that supplies an essential part, then the whole product assembly is affected.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: corky] #7206430
03/06/21 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by corky
A lot of shortages are caused by the changes made in the manufacturing processes over the last 25 years or so. "Just in time" manufacturing is very efficient until covid shuts down a plant that supplies an essential part, then the whole product assembly is affected.


I agree with that but covid is going away. Things around here are almost back to normal except for a few still wearing face diapers in their cars all alone. Still plenty of food in stores and I believe this is the shortages they are talking about. No bread lines here anyways. LLL


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: bleeohio] #7206432
03/06/21 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bleeohio
I'm far from rich but if someone is not doing $15 worth of work an hour then they shouldn't be paid $15 an hour.

What is that value though? It can be different for every employer.


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206455
03/06/21 10:13 AM
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Yes Walmart unbelievable grocery bill weekly , I astounded prices

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206458
03/06/21 10:16 AM
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I never understood people complaining about how much (or little) they make. If what you earn is not up to your self imposed standards, then it's time YOU improve your skills so you can show you're worth more, or seek other employment. That should not be on the government (state or federal) to mandate a business to pay you more. What makes people think they are worth more anyway? I can't find enough people willing to work a full 8 hours, let alone actually be productive enough to justify what I pay them. When things got tight, my wife and I didn't complain. We started a side business from my hobby several years ago, and it has grown leaps and bounds. Doing so has given us the financial security many complain they don't have, but are too lazy to strive for. We had to make some serious sacrifices that most are not willing to do to get where we are.

As for rising prices, it sucks! Paying more for gas and groceries only cuts into the bottom line for most families, especially if they are only making minimum wage. I saved up and bought a farm where I can grow or raise the majority of what we consume. It's a lot work, don't get me wrong, but a little effort pays big dividends. Even when I had an apartment in town, I grew enough produce to make a substantial impact on my grocery bill, often times having enough excess to can. Instead of seeking handouts or wallowing in self pity, I wish folks would learn to help themselves!

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206462
03/06/21 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by coonman220
Yes Walmart unbelievable grocery bill weekly , I astounded prices


If you were wise you would read my post and apply what I said. Convenience costs you money. Just like the advice I tried to give you on trapping coon this season I hope it don't fall on deaf ears but it probably will. LLL


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206468
03/06/21 10:24 AM
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Every Sunday my wife makes a meal for my parents. Usually something that will carry over a few times for them. She had me pick up a 4 pound chuck roast so she could make dripped beef. Cost was 24 bucks. I thought that was kinda high but couldn’t tell you what one cost a year ago. I think a lot of things are going to go up. I did notice the brand dog food we get was 50 bucks the other day. Think I was getting it for 40 bucks not to long ago.

Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206484
03/06/21 10:35 AM
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It's been quite some time since I had an economics class, but I seem to remember, inflation rates do not include "variable priced consumer" goods. It is a function of the rising prices of durable goods like cars and refrigerators. Groceries and gas are not considered in inflation rates as far as Government is concerned.


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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206487
03/06/21 10:36 AM
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Ya lost money trapping , lots more than thought as because row trapping an drove around to much, but now the worse thing is truck decide break down an all sorts things wear out around cold weather hit with at least 6 trips to shop , now exhaust leak, possibly 2 places, one is manifold supposably under warranty that shop didn't seem to happy about want look into, supposed look at it when get oil change up come an want me leave overnite if soknwr which not possible , plan on few spring beaver sets today, maybe 4 traps an about 35 miles, not many beaver just get maybe 5 beaver in less week , I doubt break even gas

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Re: Grocery prices an everything [Re: coonman220] #7206489
03/06/21 10:37 AM
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Go buy your bread(.49 a loaf), milk($1.99-$2.49), butter($1.99), eggs($.99-$1.49), bananas, bacon, etc at your local Kwik Star. Cheapest around. Get their promo card and use every visit, has free items and use visits to save on gas. Earn credits buying milk to get free one. Like others said above, buy only items on sale. Hyvee is another store better than Walmart, use there fuel saver card. Last weekend was spend $50 earn $.25 a gallon off, for each $50 spent. Fareway is another good store.

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