A caller named Catherine called in to Jim's show this morning and went through a laundry list of costs between gas for the car, utilities, taxes, cable and the cost of groceries that burden her multiple income household. Catherine asked Jim "what do we do about it all this, who can help us?" Jim unfortunately, like many of us, didn't have an answer. Unfortunately there isn't one person, even Governor Chris Christie or someone like Steve Lonegan from Americans for Prosperity isn't going to wave a magic wand and make everything better.

Jim mentioned that we are all in this together and suggested taking some advice from George Carlin from his role in the movie 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' in which he says "Be excellent to each other." Maybe being nice to one other will at least alleviate some of the stress.

Do you have any formulas to ease the burden of the cost of living? How much are you suffering with this? Leave a comment below.