Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sticker Shock: The C.O.L. Index

O.K., it's not just me. A new report put out by the government validates what I already know: it is really really really expensive to live here. According to the report that came out today, a family of 4 living in our county with an infant and school age child (which means us) needs to earn $68,000 a year just for the basics. The basics are housing, food, utilities, and healthcare. Notice that clothes, transportation, insurance of any variety, gas, car repairs, entertainments, soccer shoes, book orders, museum entrance fees, etc. aren't included in that number.

(Let me calm down for a minute here... I don't know if I will ever get used to the cost of living around. I am still feeling a little weak-kneed.)

Like I said, the reports tells me what I already know: I need to get serious about my personal training business and treat it like a business and not a hobby.

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