View Poll Results: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?(private vote)

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  • No, I am better off now

    2 6.45%
  • No, my economy is solid

    3 9.68%
  • No

    5 16.13%
  • No, but I am more worried than before

    6 19.35%
  • No, but worried about job security

    4 12.90%
  • Yes, slightly

    4 12.90%
  • Yes, quite clearly

    6 19.35%
  • Yes, in many ways

    1 3.23%
  • Yes, horribly

    0 0%
  • Yes, lost everything

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    My company started downsizing.



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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    I'm a student, so I've been pretty insulated so far. I'm not worried about finding a job as I go to a top tier school in an industry that's expanding despite recent troubles. The biggest financial worry I have is that if I decide to enroll in my school's integrated Master's program I'll have to go another semester or two and will have to find some loans. The credit market sucks now and I somehow doubt it will get better over the next year. Either way, at least I'm doing okay for now

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    The fall in house prices allowed a cash purchase of a house otherwise completely unaffordable.

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    I have to change my previous stand. I am in Spain where there is notably a deflation going on.. I never ever noticed prices going down like I did from the last time I was in a store and then seeing todays prices about 25% lower on average.
    I actually never saw prices decrease in my life.

    Heck, I am on foreign wages so I am actually better off now than I was before. Consider it change from "more worried" to "better off". Except I am also worried on behalf of others and the economies in general.
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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I have to change my previous stand. I am in Spain where there is notably a deflation going on.. I never ever noticed prices going down like I did from the last time I was in a store and then seeing todays prices about 25% lower on average.
    I actually never saw prices decrease in my life.

    Heck, I am on foreign wages so I am actually better off now than I was before. Consider it change from "more worried" to "better off". Except I am also worried on behalf of others and the economies in general.
    I also should add that falling gasoline prices are beneficial to me.
    It would seem that for those who haven't lost their job and don't have market type investments (or need investment income) the "economic crisis" has been economically beneficial.

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I am just waiting for some American to pick apart my 5000 word reasoning, by a slight spelling mistake in a sentence, to prove why I am wrong, and he is right.
    Its very annoying when people do that.

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie1988 View Post
    I also should add that falling gasoline prices are beneficial to me.
    It would seem that for those who haven't lost their job and don't have market type investments (or need investment income) the "economic crisis" has been economically beneficial.
    Are prices of food(especially) and consumer goods(more than usual cycle) also falling?

    I can see how drop of prizes in gasoline and property can help, obviously.
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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Are prices of food(especially) and consumer goods(more than usual cycle) also falling?

    I can see how drop of prizes in gasoline and property can help, obviously.
    Not food prices. Many consumer goods prices are dropping, but not extremely so yet. The prices on electronics seems to be dropping. Car prices are definitely falling.

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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie1988 View Post
    Its very annoying when people do that.
    It almost seems like an obsession on the US, also in politics, to go into technicalities and derail the broader debate to prove that someone is wrong, which according to the same type of people prove that they are wrong. Which they aren't necessarily, but the mindset is dangerous and highly annoying.

    Of course, if something relevant is wrong and you base your broader conclusion on totally wrong smaller facts or on one fact that is so important but wrong, then its relevant, and you are wrong, but it doesn't mean that the other party is right.

    I prefer the mentality of proving that you are right instead of proving that other are wrong, in whatever way you can, even to the extremes of trolling.


    All this is also annoying
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    Re: Have you personally been affected by the financial downturn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie1988 View Post
    Not food prices. Many consumer goods prices are dropping, but not extremely so yet. The prices on electronics seems to be dropping. Car prices are definitely falling.
    Yeah, electronics especially, faster than usual. Aside from this getting paid in Euro makes me a more wealthy man in most of the world that before, and now also in Europe apparently.

    I like how things look, for example property prices are just ridiculous bubbles as result of excessive loans. We only get "fair housing prices" if the government takes control. Why should a house cost the average man 30ish years of his life in the same place? Between 5 and 10 years would be fair.. I remember a decade ago the average was about 20, but with the made housing booms that rose to 30-35 in Europe.. Madness. England even worse. Crazy.
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