On the 'saving' thread, Terry mentioned some things about the possibility of an economic crash similar to the 1920's. For the past few weeks, as I try and try to spend less and cut corners and figure out ways to be more and more frugal with money, food, electric, travel, etc., I have found myself getting that pre-panic attack hyperventilating thing and it really is freaking me out. I know there are always more and better ways to conserve and be more frugal, but I really feel like right now I'm doing the best I can, considering there are so many other things going on with us...but I can feel it like a monkey on my back, this impending doom - I'm trying not to feel like that, but every once in a while, it hits me. I'm so worried about heating our house this coming winter and had intended on putting money aside for oil, but I haven't been able to put aside one cent. Worse comes to worse, I may have to use the money I have set aside for difficult child (I had intended to help her get into a cheap car AFTER she found a job and saved some of her own money). I mean, the logical part of my brains knows that we will be okay. I mean, we won't be on the street or anything like that and we'll find a way to make ends meet if we have to pull the belt in any tighter...but... Anyone else find themselves almost panicking?