View Poll Results: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008 or less successful?

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  • I'm doing worse than I was in 2008.

    10 20.83%
  • I'm doing better than I was in 2008.

    30 62.50%
  • I'm doing about the same.

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Thread: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

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    Re: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

    Like so many others, I lost 40% of my retirement fund in the fall of 2008. Some of that loss has been recouped now. But I entered into a profession that isn't about the money anyway, so I have never expected very much.

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    Re: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Seeing as how I don't really do much work these days, YES!!!!!!
    Interesting take on the situation.

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    Re: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

    I'm significantly better off but IMO it has very little to do with the current POTUS or congress. During that time all 3 kids have started college, 2 have earned their degrees (and are employed) last will graduate this May all without student loans, I've paid off all business debt and maxed out my retirement contributions and have $100k sitting in liquid funds for a rainy day. The plan to get here (and I've stuck to it) started long, long time ago.

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    Re: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

    I was retired in 2008 and I'm still retired so I guess that I'm doing about the same.

    On the plus side I have one more grandson now.

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    Re: Are you more successful now than you were in 2008?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I thought that Nikki Haley brought prosperity to Charleston with the Boeing plant.

    I also thought that she brought prosperity to Greenville/Spartanburg with the BMW expansion and the Amazon distribution center, but I noticed that the unemployment rate in my county has gone up three months in a row.

    Now I'm reading how the state has a $300 million dollar surplus that they want to invest in Wall Street, but can't find the money to repair our roads without a tax increase.

    Guess I was wrong about her, will have to vote for the democrat next time.
    Supposedly, the Chas area is projected to experience somewhere around 800% growth in the next decade.

    You sure as Hell could have fooled me. I'm not seeing any evidence of it.

    Sure. The Boeing plant is nice (I might wind up working security there myself shortly), but the consumer market around here doesn't seem to really be responding to it one way or the other.

    I don't think that is Haley's fault per se, so much as it is the economy in general. That doesn't change the fact that it sucks, however.

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