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

    If you are or not explain in what way.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Meh. Not much difference, but overall, yeah, I guess.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    financially, yes.

    I paid off my 10-years of pension payments and my buy-back, so I am collecting like $120 more a paycheck than I was 3-years ago. I have a new car, am in a relationship, went on a great vacation, haven't lost any more hair, and I'm back in school. My 401k earned EVERYTHING that it lost in 2008-2009.

    so yeah, I'm doing just fine.

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

    No - Things at present have stayed the same but soon things will change and whether that's good or bad depends on how much **** I'm willing to put up with.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    This time 3 years ago I was a senior in high school, less than a month away from graduating.......damn can't believe it's been that long.

    After a bit of turbulence(to say the ****ing least) I'm in college, and closer to moving out on my own than not.

    So yeah I'd say I'm better off.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This time 3 years ago I was a senior in high school, less than a month away from graduating.......damn can't believe it's been that long.

    After a bit of turbulence(to say the ****ing least) I'm in college, and closer to moving out on my own than not.

    So yeah I'd say I'm better off.
    you are only 21 years old??????? amazing, as you write with the maturity of someone in the upper 20s/lower 30s. Kudos to you.

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

    DH is a partner in a architecture firm and they are doing almost worse than 3 yrs ago. Not sure how much longer the firm can hold on. There have been many weeks where dh does not take a paycheck. He has been looking for a new job off and on for the last 2 yrs and no one wants to hire someone at senior level like him because the work is scarce. He has an interview a week from tomorrow so hoping for a new opportunity. It will be a long time until he makes what he was before this recession.

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

    Definitely. I'm finishing up grad school, moved in to a bigger home (for less money than I was paying before), and have more money in the bank with fewer bills to pay. I'd say that I'm the best off I've been in the last 5 years. Everything was totally ****ed 4 years ago, though.
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    Re: Are you better off today then you were 3 years ago?

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

    fact is, almost all of my friends are better off today than they were 3 years ago.

    some got married, some bought a new house, some have kids, some moved, some got a better job.

    yep, pretty much everyone I know, is better off.

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