How is your economic situation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cycloneman, Jan 26, 2010.

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How are you doing

Poll closed Jan 31, 2010.
  1. dandy never better

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. could be worse

    27 vote(s)
    38.0%
  3. could be better

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. sucking fumes

    14 vote(s)
    19.7%
  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    are you treading water or is it just dandy
  2. navis128

    navis128 New Member

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    It pretty much sucks right now...but it could be worse...
  3. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

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    Yeah its crazy i tried to get a job at mcdonalds an they requested to see my parents income before hiring me an my parents make to much to work ther an not enough to skate by an oh yeah they said i didnt speak spanish
  4. cakes

    cakes New Member

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    Just dandy. I just tripped over a pile of money when I went to answer the phone.

    OK, not quite that dandy, but doing fine.
  5. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

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    Lol i wish i had that lol no but i just payed for gas in quarters an dimes :( my dad wont give me gas money cause its my responsibility just sux cause i cant get a job
  6. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

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    Pretty well now... I don't totally understand why but business is booming and I'm not complaining. :confused:

    Since my wife's work is tied almost directly to my employers' success she's doing good as well. :)
  7. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

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    What is your business ponycar?
  8. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    We would be doing GREAT, if all these bills wouldn't keep coming in every month. :eek:


    We are OK here. ;)
  9. Nolaphoto1

    Nolaphoto1 New Member

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    I'm employed at a firm that does work for oil and gas clients. As long as Obama is in office, that entire industry is going to see tough times. I can say this...the majors with US Gulf of Mexico assets are selling off more than 70% of their systems. There is plenty of fear in what this administration is capable of doing and since share holders pay the bills, they need to protect those investors. Which is wise since "big oil" is you, me, the little old laying living off of dividends, and just about anyone with a diversified 401K. The proper stimulus package would have included an Obama resignation and a balanced congress. Do that and see how fast the economy turns around.
  10. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    My wife and I are doing fine and nothing to complain about. Even my house here where I live has done well in keeping its value because of the area. I am hoping that Obama does not mess with the capital gains tax on homes so I can retire, sell it off and use the money in another state.
  11. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    Pulling my Hair out!
  12. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

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    We're doing okay. Can't complain.
  13. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

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    Just bought a 36yr old, 20ft travel trailer. Roof doesn't leak, furnace works, & my 95' pickup should be able to tow it ok.

    Things could be worse..... :rolleyes: I could be a homeless, pennyless alcoholic w/o a travel trailer or any firearms...... :( (He's asleep on the floor in our living room cuz it's 26F)

    Yeah..... things could be worse. ;)

    SR
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  14. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    cant complain especially when i see others

    could be better but have decent savings and a government pension of just on a grand a month

    business is way down from a year ago but it got ok again just before Christmas so i have hopes it will pick up again

    sold my car and bike ( ford Cobra and harley FLH ) to finance my business and have not replaced them yet, but not really worried about that, just miss them but i'm way better keeping my little investments than buying stuff i dont really need right now

    i got some real good advice from a mates dad a few years ago and its seen me go from real worried to knowing it could be worse
  15. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

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    We are about to take a dive. The wife is goin to have to quit her job cuz the baby is due in two months and I cant find a damn thing here, or in Georgia, or in Alabama, or in North Carolina, Or Kentucky, or in north Florida. It is bad folks. Those of you who have been able to keep your job life should be good. Those of us lookin, well, There is always a Shelter. I dont find work you folks will be seein my toys on here for sale.
  16. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    I have been unemployed since May 8th 2009.
    I am a technical school student.
    I am personally broke.

    Good news is, my wife still has a job. The medical lab she manages has, at this point, made under $10,000 less this year than it had last year at this time which is better than was expected. No layoffs expected there!

    I'm 40 years old and have payed enough into unemployment insurance that I don't feel guilty yet. Probably won't until after I get my diploma. About time I get something from an investment!
  17. Maximilian II

    Maximilian II New Member

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    BU, you get my pm's?
  18. petesusn

    petesusn New Member

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    Paying my bills, putting food on the table and gas in the car. Actually I'm doing pretty good. I'm just so glad I decided to stay in the Navy for 22 yrs. Without those benefits I'd be in financial trouble.
  19. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

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    I work for an automotive parts supplier, both to OEMs and the replacement market. Yeah, don't ask me why the automotive business is doing well. I can't explain that. :confused:
  20. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine that that market would be doing well, as people will decide to hold onto their older car for longer, seeing that the economy is in such shambles. It will probably continue to do well.
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