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Are YOU Better Off Now than Four Years Ago?
by Anonymous
October 4, 2012 at 7:16 AM

I am not....nothing as changed at all.  


  • MrsMommyErika
    October 4, 2012 at 7:21 AM
    yes!! four years ago i was in college. I'm now graduated, married, i have my own house, and me and dh both make realy good money.
  • Aslen
    by Aslen
    October 4, 2012 at 7:22 AM
    Very much so. Voting for Obama again. And I get zero pa. Imagine that
  • Candymonster
    October 4, 2012 at 7:22 AM


  • b.futlz
    by b.futlz
    October 4, 2012 at 7:22 AM
    Yes a lot better now
  • alexsmomaubrys2
    October 4, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    Yes. The property values in our neighborhoods went back up enough that the houses that had been sitting for 2 years are now sold, which means people are comfortable enough financially to purchase.

    DH's stocks (401K) are finally rising again. We didn't lose too much in the market crash but we did lose some.

    So, yes. It may not be deposited directly into our bank account but we, as a country, are doing much better.

  • catchup29
    October 4, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Yes I am, but that is due to the fact that 4 years ago I had a chronically ill child and I was not married.  Now My daughter is better and I"m married, but we are still sort of struggling.  I am also left with $32,000 in medical bills that I have to pay.  That is after insurance paid.  Something I am hoping under the full implementation of the Healthcare Reform, no other parent has to face.  

    Obama will be getting my vote. 

  • deadlights86
    October 4, 2012 at 7:25 AM
    Financially no but we went from being in a 1 bedroom apartment with dh 2 kids and one on the way to a 3 bedroom 2 bath house.
  • Anonymous 6
    by Anonymous 6
    October 4, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    No I am a teacher and haven't had a raise in four years because of cuts in funding. Thank goodness for dh's income. Expenses are much more, insurance much higher, gas much higher. 

  • LCG83
    by LCG83
    October 4, 2012 at 7:25 AM
    Most definitely!
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    October 4, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    please, tell me how i have benefited from being poor.....i'm still financially in the same job hasn't given me a raise in i can't get another job..there aren't any.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    No.  Low income families are they only ones that have benefited financially from the past 4 years.

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