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Is your economic mood up or down?

Posted by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:21 AM
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I found this interesting, an interactive map showing the economic mood around the world.  There was even a poll you could take to add you're own stats to the site.

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2013/davos/mood-map/index.html

So, what's your economic mood???  Up or down?

by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:21 AM
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143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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 Down...my check dropped $100 already...

stacefaceninja
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:01 AM

I'm completely neutral. Nothing has affected us enough to cause a change. We are just guests on the government's reality show anyway. That's why my family is  very self-sufficient. (And no, I am not holed up in a cabin somewhere with 40 assault rifles and a tub full of Kool-Aid)

We garden...solar power...hunt...

Come to think of it...I love my life. I wish more people could say that. 

-If for any reason you feel an urge to correct my grammar, spelling, or punctuation, please suppress this urge. You are not important enough to me to spend time editing before I post.  I will just laugh at you-

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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Well considering that I just was hired for a new PT job, with set weekly hours and with a salary (hourly) of 33% higher than my previous job, on that fact alone, my economic outlook has skyrocketed. It was the exact job, employer and hours I was looking for at this point in my life.

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM
My mood is up. Hubby and I are even planning a second vacation this year! I know there are many people struggling, but sales are booming in my husbands line of work right now, so people around here seem to have some money to spend.
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paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Not at all happy with the way the government is handling it's debt.  Personally, we are doing very well.  My husband has more business then he can handle.  It's a double edge sword. 

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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My personal outlook is "iffy".  I'm making it but only because I follow a very strict budget with no extras.  My income is solely dependent on the economy and it's slow right now.  If things get worse, so will my income.  I am completely negative about the way the govt is handling the things. 

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Things are great here. We are very up beat about the economy. 

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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:33 AM
I am disgusted with the economic policies or lack of attention being paid to the true issues. By the government. Personally my husband and I do really well economically. Although we were both hit with the higher payroll taxes, 2012 was good to us and I just booked a mini vacation for myself - 7 day cruise to the Bahamas for February and we have decided to move forward with a building project this year at our house and schedule 2 weeks in Europe this year. We have been on strict budgets, I save 44% of my salary in a high yield account and double up on payments each month (mortgages). So as disgusted as I am with the government, I am not letting it bother me.
..MoonShine..
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM

We're...ok. We haven't been affected too terribly, aside from having some of the highest gas prices in the country (we are currently at $3.79/gal for regular). That's been the hardest part, as DH works almost 30 miles away (one way). We've just changed our budgeting strategy a little bit, and we are able to put away more money into our savings and house accounts (for home maintenance). We're not rich or wealthy, or well off, not even upper middle. But we're doing ok. 

marilyn623
by New Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Slightly up
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