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View Poll Results: Are you better off now than you were 8 years ago?
Yes 56 77.78%
No 13 18.06%
Same 3 4.17%
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #41
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Prices will always go up though. Except for wall street right now the other items are going to steadily increase over time.
My wife and I are much, much better off. We built a new home 2 years ago (and a new shop for me) both have greatly increased our incomes and have saved a good bunch of money. Although our 401k's have taken a recent hit but were only in our early 30's so we'll be good. It would suck to be retired or wanting to retire soon and see your investments drop but if thats the case your money should be in less volitile investments.
Yeah If I had your income I could burn mine... I wish I was doing half as good as you are.....
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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #42
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Yes, even with inflation and higher health care costs figured in we are currently doing better. But that will all end when Obama gives my money away to the ghetto vermin.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #43
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Life is much better for me… Always had a good job and survived but had a not so good marriage and no matter what was broke… Now I have a wonderful wife (best friend and partner) and we both have a great job, we have a great life together… Every time I don’t think it can get much better it does… We are blessed for sure…

As to the economy and all the doom and gloom you hear in the media I have no first hand experience with any of it. Even this post is a good example that people are doing good… But everything you see or hear in the media said how bad things are, I don’t get it… The only people I know that aren’t working don’t seem to want to work for a variety of reasons. Some I know are lazy, no skills or wrong skills, physical/mental issues (supposedly) … My philosophy in life is simple, keep yourself employable, work hard and everything works out in the end…

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