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View Poll Results: Are you better off now in 2019 than you were back in 2009?
Yes, I'm better off 129 81.65%
No. I'm worse off. 18 11.39%
I'm about the same. 11 6.96%
Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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It's hard to say. It was before both of my parents died and I inherited money from them. I had a better job back then, and COL was so much cheaper. My husband has better job now, but double the commute.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:12 PM
 
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I am financially better off as well as emotionally better off.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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By every relevant measure, the economy is much, much better off today in 2019 than it was a decade ago in 2019? (The recession officially ended June, 2019).

Of course, that doesn't mean every individual person is better off today than they were a decade ago -- hence this poll. Are you better off now in 2019 than you were back in 2009?
Lets see..I have oil wells now and I did not have any in 2009.I have more money in the bank than I did back then too.I also have a lot more stock than I did back then.I have no debt.So yes i would say Im better off than I was in 2009.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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By every relevant measure, the economy is much, much better off today in 2019 than it was a decade ago in 2019? (The recession officially ended June, 2019).

Of course, that doesn't mean every individual person is better off today than they were a decade ago -- hence this poll. Are you better off now in 2019 than you were back in 2009?
Light years ahead. My income exploded upward when Trump became president.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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By every relevant measure, the economy is much, much better off today in 2019 than it was a decade ago in 2019? (The recession officially ended June, 2019).

Of course, that doesn't mean every individual person is better off today than they were a decade ago -- hence this poll. Are you better off now in 2019 than you were back in 2009?
Hell yes. Way way better.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yes, much better off. 2009, we were homeowners for a year with good 401K accounts, no student loans, and now mortgage is more than halfway paid off, cars paid off, kid #1 529 fully funded for 4 year out of state school, starting on kid #2 529 account.

I'm back at work FT this fall now after 8 years of living on one income, 401K very healthy and well on track for our target funded retirement.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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Yes, in 2009 we had the "damaged goods" economy the repubs usually leave for dems to spend their term cleaning up.


And by the time they do, a repub gets elected to take credit for it.


So yes, much better off than 2009, but not much better off since 2017, I'm not a millionaire and didn't benefit from the Donnie Soprano tax cuts.


I'd actually say worse off since 2017, money isn't the only metric, it's hard watching your country turn fascist...


Thx
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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Better off. Net worth is 250% of what it was 10 years ago despite my retiring and starting to draw down funds 5 years ago.
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:45 PM
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Location: Beaverton, OR
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Yeah, way better! In 2009 I was nervous about my cost of living, I had watched my stock portfolio drop over the past however long, and was already thinking of ways to trim my expenses. I took a big financial risk in 2010 and that further messed with my finances unfortunately, though it was worth it for me and I don't regret it. I knew when I did it, however, that if things didn't work out it would take about a decade to recover. In that time period, I left the rest of my assets untouched, reinvested all of the money that did come out of things, and now it's an even rosier picture than I could have ever imagined at the time. When I was early 20s, I remember thinking about the situation I wanted when I was 40, and with four years to go, I think I'm pretty much there honestly. It'll get better still over the next few years as I have some investments that are in various stages pre-cashflow so I'm still lower on cashflow than I would like, but fat on cash and longer term investments, so it's ok.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: I live in reality.
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It depends on what "better off' means to each person.
I'm better off financially than I was in 2009 and the Recession had little to do with that. I could sit and write about all my issues and problems but I'm not into dwelling on them and NOBODY on C-D could care less.
I'm grateful each and every day to be alive and still able to move some. My son recently graduated from college and is making decisions as to his career. He's grown, respectable, has a good heart and can critically think. I have done my 'job' rather well.
I could die tomorrow morning and be happy with the whole deal.
NOT ONE BIT of it is realated to money for me. To each their own.
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