Are you better off financially at the end of 2012 than you were at the beginning?
Good luck :-))
Thanks to my numerous estranged relatives' Christmas cards, I've got about $400 of pity cash to start the year ;)
Yes. Finally got a job, and so did my husband. We are MUCH better off.
I'm in the gun trade and regardless how much we expand, the demand is not being met. I am both elated for this good fortune, and measured. I recognize what a 'double-edged sword' this is, societally.
Though I had three different jobs at the beginning of the year until the end of summer, I had to take my first of many student loans out. I still hold one of those part-time jobs for when I come home on breaks, so I'm making money, but I am now in debt.
Slightly better. Not by much but better nonetheless!
Yes, and I expect that trend will continue since we avoided the economic calamity Mitt Romney would have brought down on us
RJ your sycophantic Obama cheerleading makes me nauseous. Do you have any self respect at all? You can't honestly tell me that ANYTHING is working well in this country any more. Open your eyes already.
Welcome to Obama's new America... where it only really pays to be poor.
Must be some kind of vulture...
Still not making ends meet. Wouldn't even have a roof over my head if not for my hubby. Lost everything three years ago, house, car and great job, thanks to a car accident. Subsequent health problems have been piling up; but I keep pushing myself.
They have lower standards...
Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)
Happy New Year!
Why are democrats doing better than republicans?
Federal employees of all kinds average higher pay than their private sector counterparts, even after the freezes. Tens of thousands of dollars of waste is insignificant compared both to the deficit, and to the savings of cutting federal pay and positions.
I am very serious, my situation is my own, but for me the economy is doing better than ever.
may 2013 be a great year for all of us!
Nah he couldn't have been
Lmao, that's a good one!
Oh, wait, you were serious?
Happy New Year praetorian!
Happy New Year and... live long and prosper all of you.
I know I'm 10 minutes early but have to watch that conch shell dropping.
I hit the $100k debt mark for my doctorate program. Hopefully I can pay it off before the SHTF.
I'd gladly return my COLA if I thought it could help someone in need or that the federal government would do some good to the budget with it, but that is never going to happen regardless of wage rates, so Id like my tiny raise
Weve already been on hiring and wage freezes for years, many employees dont make very much at all...why dont they try to cut the tens of thousands of dollars in meaningless waste first?
Thankfully, I am doing better off. The beginning of 2012 was pretty much rock bottom.
Doing very well financially, lots of demand, the economy is doing much better, thank god Obama won!
Not even close
Last year i had a job and a daughter. This year i didnt have a job and i am paying for college and thanks to obama this new year aint looking too bright either.
I'm neither in debt nor in the plus.
Same old I'd say but that's okay with me :)
It's a huge raise relative to the cuts that should be made...
I started college...'nough said.
Pretty much the same income, but bought a house and let some investments build up so I would say yes.
I am a federal employee and I dont make 1/4 of congress, and its a cost of living increase of not even $300 per year, the first in years, so Im glad I could ruin your political day.
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Thanks obama - most of us are better off. Why are you not? Your negative attitude?
Obama raises? Seriously?
Yes. My husband has been working his tail off. Now it's looking like its not going to matter. Taxes and health care are going up. (Our health care was $600 a month for crappy insurance and its going up to $720 with even worse benefits). Glad hard work still pays off in the good ol' US of A.
RJ most of it is in a managed fund that tracks the S&P500. The rest is in ETFs that track the markets, VIG, VEA, and VOO, but also some oil VLO, TSO, and a real clunker, CVX. Some steadies, WMT and AMZN, and a lagging hopeful, Z. I play just enough at trading for it to be interesting. Mostly ETFs.
Best of luck to you. ????
Yes, and at the beginning of feb I get a promotion too. $$$ ????
Yep, got my first job this year. I don't make much though but I'm saving for college
Everything has gone up except my paycheck. I have no money for fun. And I work a part-time second job to make ends meet...
Couldn't sell first house, HAD to buy a new one. Now we have two........and almost a half million in debt, but we are killing this landlord game for reals! Not fond of the extra stress though.
50% of my time looking at porn. 50% of my time arguing with Debbie.
Yes, but 2013 will certainly be worse. I will lose my job First week of April 2013 :-(
$70? Oh no!
$200 better xD
Yeah they got better lawyers than I do. But me being a single parent since my wife left 5 years ago and the killing at a school 2 weeks ago and a local bomb threat at a school the day before I feel like I atleast have a small advantage
We make less and less every year everything goes up but my pay check. No raises
how did the POTUS and a political party keep you from earning more money this year?
was it because you placed a bet on the election results?