If I had a job outside my home I couldn't afford to go because of the gas prices.
I can't afford new clothes, not even the ones on the sale racks.
I can't afford my medicine, because I can't afford medicial insurance.
I may have to decrease the number of pets I have, which means taking them to the pound to be destroyed, because I can't afford to feed them. (Not yet, but I am sure lots of people are having to do this. But I can't take in anymore. Ever at this rate.)
I will quit watching TV when the new law takes effect for the new TV's as I can't afford a new one.
I'm on a diet, cause I can't afford to eat the kind of things I like, which are the things that you are supposed to eat to stay healthy. So I have learned how to cook pots of dried beans again, and make ketchup sandwiches, and ketchup soup as we did back in our 20's.
I can't raise a garden to have things to eat, as it coast to much for the seeds and bedding plants. (And the mice and rats, and birds would get them first.)