Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago ???

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I will say I am not better off than five years ago or even 10...I will say though I have more cash in the bank than I did 4 years ago. Wife and I have simply stop spending money. Other than a small investment in reloading componants, I ain't been spending.
it wasn't hard for the wife and I to go out almost every weekend 4 +years ago.
my paycheck has been the same for 8 years. With work seekers walking in looming for a job almost weekly for 3 years it wouldn't be hard for my boss to replace me at a lesser rate....if I have to start over some where else........I'm ****ed pay wise. Better off not really. More worried than ever you bet!
 
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Actually yes I am better off I no longer have to pay for my wifes woman issues and can insure my deadbeat 22yo for another 4 years! who cares that my health insurance is up 25% in the past year alone.
 

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Hate to say it... Financially, I'm better off than I was 4 years ago. Was finally able to get a good refinance deal. Work has been picking up. My home value has gone up slightly. Health insurance prices haven't gone up, and I got a refund check for the money they don't use, and use to pocket. Honestly it's hard to complain... Things could be better , but 4 years ago sucked worse.
Why would you hate to say it? I am glad I can say it. It means I have been doing something right and making the right choices in life.
 
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No thanks to Obama but I make nearly 14 dollars more an hour than i did four years ago. Mainly because thats when I started at a new company at the bottom of the ladder and have been clawing my way up it since.
 
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Shame this isnt a poll. I think the results would be interesting.
Yes, they would, but it would have to be strictly stipulated whether or not "government" and particularly this administration had anything to do with it.

The surprises haven't even come to light yet as to whats in store for this country in the next couple of years.......if we continue on the current path, the U.S. will be a vague memory.
 

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Yes, they would, but it would have to be strictly stipulated whether or not "government" and particularly this administration had anything to do with it.

The surprises haven't even come to light yet as to whats in store for this country in the next couple of years.......if we continue on the current path, the U.S. will be a vague memory.
Is there one post in this thread that says "I am doing worse, but it has nothing to do with government"?
 
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We are not better off financially, but now all my voting family members are conservatives. At least some lemonaid from this lemon [wink]
 

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Same question as answered by a typical Obama supporter:

Oh yeah, I'm much better off now.
When Bush was in office, I used to get up at 5:00am, fight traffic to get to my crappy job and then bust my ass all day long, just to pay the rent and make ends meet. Since Obama took over, the company I worked for went out of business, so I collected my 99 weeks of unemployment, then I went on welfare. Now I'm living on Easy Street. I get free housing, medical care, food, cell phone and cable TV. This is great, I can sleep til noon every day if I want, and drink beer and smoke weed all day long. I can even use my EBT card at the casino and tattoo parlor. Thank You President Obama.
 

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I've been hearing the GOP hammering Barry with this phrase a lot lately.
Can anyone honestly answer "Yes" ????
I know the answer for me is no.
My overtime went away years ago, but my rent went up, as well as the cost of everything else.
Luckily I don't spend much on gas because I walk to work, but I know a lot of people with long commutes that get croaked by this.
I can absolutely say YES. My salary has increased by about $20k since 2008. I've had the same job. I've been able to re-fi my house and knock of 1.3875% from my old loan. I have more money in the bank...AND...I got my LTC-A in 2010.

So, YEAH...LIFE IS BETTER FOR ME.
 

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I can absolutely say YES. My salary has increased by about $20k since 2008. I've had the same job. I've been able to re-fi my house and knock of 1.3875% from my old loan. I have more money in the bank...AND...I got my LTC-A in 2010.

So, YEAH...LIFE IS BETTER FOR ME.
So, is that due to government or in spite of it ????
 

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So, is that due to government or in spite of it ????
Well...if you think about it...the government or the off-shoot of it helped in the re-fi.

Otherwise, no, the government hasn't really impacted me one way or the other.

I am in a pretty secure job (as secure as it can be) in an industry that is doing ok. Our company has had layoffs, but I'm in a revenue generating department (customer service / tech support), so I'd be one of the last ones to get let go.

Was that the answer you wanted to hear???? I kinda doubt it. [rolleyes]
 

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my family and I are in a better overall place now than 4 years ago. I'm making about $20K less, but my wife is making about $40k more...we moved out of the commonwealth (to a "free er" state) my kids are healthy and I'm back to enjoying work, for the most part.

That said, I have seen the effects of this administration. In the last 4 years, my wife has traveled the globe to "lay off" thousands of employees (probably over a 1000 just in the US- I know she keeps track, I'll have to ask an actual number). New taxes to her industry(medical equip) this year have cost hundreds of jobs, in an attempt to reduce costs to cover the expense of the new taxes.

Fortunately we live within our means, our only bills are mortgage and utilities. I sometimes think my wife is trying to stimulate the economy 1 pair of shoes at a time.
 

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I'm better off financially, worse off in terms of health (damn aging), 4 years closer to the grave. But I don't really blame the federal government for that, it's something to do with time passing. [smile]
 
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