The Business of Changing Times,,,,,

,OK, like it or not, whichever side of the political fence you currently throw your schitt across, the simple fact is the Business of Doing Business is about to change. For better or worse remains to be seen I suppose.

The point of this thread is to document current prices for things (goods and services) that are important to your business, but more importantly current prices as they relate directly to you and your family.

Please, no attacking Trump or Biden. Lets just put the facts here and let them lie where they fall so as to look back later and see what we didn’t see.

OK, Ill start.

Gas where I live and buy it is just under $2.00 a gallon.

I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance thru the State of North Carolina (my wife is a teacher) and I pay $540 a month for pretty good insurance.

A case of Bud heavy is $17 at Walmart and closer to $20 at Publix

I had my teeth cleaned last week (no insurance) cost me $117

Lean ground beef at Publix is $3.79 a pound

Shrimp/ Frozen 31/35’s at $5.99 a pound

The Dow Jones hit 30,400 just the other day

My overall financial portfolio went up (just a thumbnail) a little over 25%

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Try and not fukkk it up

OK, whos next?

I figured you would have had a couple more replies.
I guess we’re doing this in the order of priorities.
:beer::beer::beers: Corona $20 a12 pack
The wife and I $1,200 a month for insurance. And with deductible and copay usually adds up to about another $15,000 a year. And that’s not counting things they deny.fortunately the VA bills my insurance companies. so that goes towards some of our deductible which is a big help
I’m guessing gas is going to be around 4 to 5 bucks a gallon this time next year . I know a guy that works oil rigs. He’s been laid off indefinitely. Productive rig but they shut it down.$$$$
Lumber prices OSB 23 bucks a sheet. 2×4-8 $6 & jingle change
2×12-8pt $26.
Weed $200 a oz.
300 mg Wonka candy bars $30
Hahaha. Maybe that should have been up by the beer.


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day

I forgot the big thing ammunition.
Winchester White box 9 mm 200 rounds $50/200 rounds 45 $85
440 rounds 556 federal $135
Gunpowder tight group 8 lb $160 h335 8 lb $195
Bullets/projectile 124 grain 9mm $80 a thousand
45acp 230 grain$115 a 1000.
556-55 grain $80 a thousand.
Primers $30 a thousand
When you can find any of that stuff.
Rocky mountain reloading sent me an email. stating all their bullets are probably going to go up 10% to 15% by the end of January. I ordered an assortment of 10,000 rounds in November. Probably get them mid February. They’re holding the price for all orders that were put in before the first of the year…
One of my pot stocks more than doubled. Cashed out.
The other the bottom fell out.$3,000 investment fell to $200. It’s back up over 3 grand again. I say sell the wife says let it ride.


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day

puttin this here for posterity. Bitcoin at 31K.

grabbing all i can per RBF platinum member alert.

This list wouldn’t be complete without these saved for later too. These prices are from opening of the makekt today.

Gold $1953.00

Silver $27.55

Crude Oil $48.02

You’re behind on your payments again… You made money now pay up you mooch…

If this is truly apolitical then why hasn’t anyone mentioned interest rates… Gotta have it for our debt fueled economy…

Interest rates are the most critical aspect of our economy…

Peepal, since you are behind on your payments, do me a favor and please post up the 10 year treasury on the date of the OP… The rates have risen since then…

Your Pal,
RBF

You are correct, current interest along with savings rates need to be here for an apples to apples comparison. If Mr. Pod doesn’t mind, I’ll fill in those blanks as best I can.

the 10 year Treasure Yield was at 0.93%

You can refinance your primary home today at just under 3% on a 30 year fixed

Money Market accounts are currently paying .05% with a $50,000 minimum

24 month CD’s yield .04% with a $50,000 minimum

Most of these numbers were ripped off Wells Fargo or Truist Websites just now.

Tesla today, $816.

Apple, $130.

Azzbook, $268.

Amazon, $3162.

Resent startup LMND, $152.

Carnival, CCL, $20.

Delta, DAL, $40.

United Healthcare, UNH, $365.

McDonalds, MDO.DU, $173.

NN

Note for NN’s post which is good…

Stocks often split which can cloud the per share price for future reference…


RBF

I thought about that as well. Just went for it.

NN

Just a note for those that may not consider it when looking back at this “time capsule”…


RBF

I can’t tell you the last time I bought ground beef. The only red meat we eat is venison now, with an occasional T-bone here or there. I’ll add in what I know:

Venison basic processing from my guy (no fun stuff)-$75
European mount with wall plaque-$125
Full shoulder mount-$550
Summer sausage $7
Jalapeno and cheese snack sticks-$7
Whole cooked venison ham-$25
Jalapeno and cheese venison little smokies-priceless


“Another poon dream splintered on the rocks of reality.” --Peepod 07-25-2017

“The point of this thread is to document current prices for things (goods and services) that are important to your business, but more importantly current prices as they relate directly to you and your family.”

Pot roast went from $15 to $35 for 4 peeps.
I buy all my food from Sams…in bulk to distribute to my family. Bag of shredded divided to zip bags for 4 comes out cheaper for all. My choice to help out my children(adults) …they gonna need it.

I worked through the interest rates of 21% with President Carter…forced me into another profession. Our children will be facing much worse…I fear.

My wife gave our 2 adult children a Dave Ramsey book. My daughter was hilarious quoting me all I’d taught her…buying used cars…used washing machine/dryer…

Interest rates HAVE to go up or what we are experiencing in inflated prices will only increase.

The Banks will love it. The Fed sunshine laws are were supposed to be halted the 31st of Dec…I’ve seen nothing as of yet(not really looking considering the atmosphere) but :

https://wallstreetonparade.com/2021/01/wall-streets-casino-banks-taking-deposits-from-savers-in-1929-and-today/

OT(Off topic…Pea Pad)
I killed a lot of pigs. Never cured any meat. I find it hard to kill a pig since I raised one. I gots to work on this.

Think of the destruction of ETFs/401ks from tech losses today…who shorted…have credit default swaps???

C’mon main.


The ENTER-NET Fisherman

OSB. Outside sponge board.
That’s more than what I was paying for 3/4-in plywood last year


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day

lumber prices wildin

OK, One week into the Biden administration and here’s what I have so far. Please feel free to add in as you deem necessary. Again, please no bashing Mr. Biden or Mr. Trump. Just let the cards fall where they may.

Gas where I live and buy it is just under $2.00 a gallon.
Gas now is $2.29 up almost 15%</font id=“red”>

I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance thru the State of North Carolina (my wife is a teacher) and I pay $540 a month for pretty good insurance.
My Insurance is Unchanged</font id=“red”>

A case of Bud heavy is $17 at Walmart and closer to $20 at Publix
Im not home now, prices are all over the board. Ill revisit this later</font id=“red”>

Lean ground beef at Publix is $3.79 a pound
Ground beef at Publix yesterday was 4.89 a pound. Up 29%</font id=“red”>

Shrimp/ Frozen 31/35’s at $5.99 a pound
Havent bought any shrimp lately, unknown</font id=“red”>

The Dow Jones hit 30,400 just the other day
The Dow Closed yesterday at 30,300. Down a smidge</font id=“red”>.

Gold was $1953 at the time of the original post.
Gold is $1860 today. Down 5%</font id=“red”>

Ten Year Treasury Yield was .93%
Today the Ten Year is 1.04%. Up .07%</font id=“red”>

A barrel of oil was $47.62 at the time of the original post.
Today Oil is $53.40. Up 12% and climbing.</font id=“red”>

Too early to see any real trends and swings, but as far as trends and swings go the pendulum appears to be swinging the other way.

Lets Listen In…

As you were

Pot stocks went up over 25% last week. Wahoo
My investment advice.
Can goods dry goods & ammo… Don’t forget TP


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day

Gas $239 and climbing…


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day

[quote]OK, One week into the Biden administration and here’s what I have so far. Please feel free to add in as you deem necessary. Again, please no bashing Mr. Biden or Mr. Trump. Just let the cards fall where they may.

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Second Edit 2/15/21
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Gas where I live and buy it is just under $2.00 a gallon.
Gas now is $2.29 up almost 15%</font id=“red”>
Gas now is $2.42, up 21%</font id=“blue”>

I have Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance thru the State of North Carolina (my wife is a teacher) and I pay $540 a month for pretty good insurance.
My Insurance is Unchanged</font id=“red”>
My Insurance is Unchanged</font id=“blue”>

A case of Bud heavy is $17 at Walmart and closer to $20 at Publix
Im not home now, prices are all over the board. Ill revisit this later</font id=“red”>
Bud Heavy prices today at the Teeter was $21.99/case.</font id=“blue”>

Lean ground beef at Publix is $3.79 a pound
Ground beef at Publix yesterday was 4.89 a pound. Up 29%</font id=“red”>
Ground beef today a the Teeter was on sale for 3.99/lb</font id=“blue”>

Shrimp/ Frozen 31/35’s at $5.99 a pound
Havent bought any shrimp lately, unknown</font id=“red”>

The Dow Jones hit 30,400 just the other day
The Dow Closed yesterday at 30,300. Down a smidge</font id=“red”>.
The Dow opened today at an all time high of around 31,400, up 1000 pts</font id=“blue”>

Gold was $1953 at the time of the original post.
Gold is $1860 today. Down 5%</font id=“red”>
Gold is $1830 today, down again</font id=“blue”>

Ten Year Treasury Yield was .93%
Today the Ten Year is 1.04%. Up .07%</font id=“red”>
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Forgot to make my order yesterday had to go to Lowe’s
3/4 CDX plywood $45 a sheet
Doubled
#2 spruce 2×4 $5.98
More than doubled.
A Lowe’s employee to help you load. PRICELESS…
Well should say non-existent


I am fragile. Not like a flower. But like a bomb.

22 life’s a day