As everyone knows, the US economy sucks a whole lot. People all over the country are looking into foreclosure help so they don't lose their homes. We were smart enough to buy a house that was well within our means with a fixed rate mortgage. As long as both of us are employed, which is another place we got lucky, we will be OK. Well, the raising gas prices will eventually get us but we are trying our best to work around it. Hopefully the economy will rebound soon.