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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Putting aside my bias which some people can't do I will say no.

    Hussein Obama and his administration froze all COLA raises so I could not keep up with inflation......Food prices at the grocery store have at least tripled.........Gas prices have doubled.........My stock portforlio is about where it was 3 years ago so I have only hold my own there..........There is total Cayous in the middle east with the threat of Nuclear War..........

    Oh, I get it. Rather than promote a general and relatable discussion, you turn this into a blanant and poor political jab.

    Way to go.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Doing much better. My business is taking off and expanding quite nicely. Energy prices are down in my area which makes my job a whole lot easier. I am about to have my daughter heading to college next year and a whole crap load of bills are about to be paid off in the next 4 months. That will be saving me about 2000.00 a month going out. I wouldn't say anything either of the last two admin. have done would have effected my all that much. I live well below my means and it is paying off in spades. I am about to be able to start putting a bunch of money in the bank. Looking to buy a new home in a new state next summer. Giving my current home to the daughter for a grad present.

    My hope is that real soon everyone is going to be getting back on track.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Doing much better. My business is taking off and expanding quite nicely. Energy prices are down in my area which makes my job a whole lot easier. I am about to have my daughter heading to college next year and a whole crap load of bills are about to be paid off in the next 4 months. That will be saving me about 2000.00 a month going out. I wouldn't say anything either of the last two admin. have done would have effected my all that much. I live well below my means and it is paying off in spades. I am about to be able to start putting a bunch of money in the bank. Looking to buy a new home in a new state next summer. Giving my current home to the daughter for a grad present.

    My hope is that real soon everyone is going to be getting back on track.
    A house as a grad present from high school?
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Financially, absolutely.

    My wife and I have completely paid off our student loans.
    We've bought a house together and moved out of our crappy little apartment.
    We just bought a new car.
    We've been able to start putting money away in a 401k for our retirement.
    We have been able to afford some luxuries around the house and to do some fun things we couldn't afford before.

    On the other hand, some really bad **** has happened to us in the last 3 years as well, and much of our current prosperity is due to that.

    All in all, I'd say things have come out about even. My wife would probably disagree though.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    I'd have to say yes. My family moved into a bigger and nicer house about 2 years ago. There's been some bumps, but I'd say I'm better off.

    Still need a car though.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    A house as a grad present from high school?
    Yeah. It was the house I grew up in. I have spent the last 12 years remodeling it. My wife and daughter helped every bit of the way. My wife and I are moving to another state. My daughter is going to college in our home state. The school is 4 blocks from the house. The house is paid off and I trust she will appreciate the house as much as we have. This saves us on Housing costs during college and gives her a start in life. I know its a little uncommon but these are not common circumstances.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    at least financially, I don't know of anyone who is worse off than then were 3 years ago.

    three years ago, my sister and my cousin were layed off. Now they are both working full-time again.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    Yeah. It was the house I grew up in. I have spent the last 12 years remodeling it. My wife and daughter helped every bit of the way. My wife and I are moving to another state. My daughter is going to college in our home state. The school is 4 blocks from the house. The house is paid off and I trust she will appreciate the house as much as we have. This saves us on Housing costs during college and gives her a start in life. I know its a little uncommon but these are not common circumstances.
    That is awesome for all of you. It is easier to study in a place that isn't a dorm room.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    That is awesome for all of you. It is easier to study in a place that isn't a dorm room.
    Exactly. Plus she can rent out a couple of the rooms to friends that are going to the same college. That should help her pay for regular bills like Internet, Cable, Food, Etc. I can't think of a better way for her to get started in life and make college living a little easier.

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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Not only am I better off financially, I sleep much better with someone with brains in the Whitehouse. The 8 years of Bush was one nightmare after another. I still fear another attack should another Republican get elected President though. I am not one of those that enjoys war and the useless deaths of American soldiers and I look forward to us withdrawing from Afganistan.
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