Has the "economy" changed you??

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Has the "economy" changed you??
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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 8:02am

has the economy changed you??


what are you doing different today??


are you worried about our economy??


do you watch your stocks, 401k, IRA more now??


What do you think we can do to help the economy??

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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 10:16am

has the economy changed you?? Not really


what are you doing different today?? Nothing much


are you worried about our economy?? I always was


do you watch your stocks, 401k, IRA more now?? I try not to. It's too depressing.


What do you think we can do to help the economy?? Spend money we don't have, continue using those cute, little, plastic cards...... lol




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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 2:03pm

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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 3:37pm

has the economy changed you?? of course

what are you doing different today?? more worried about DH's job stability, he works for a mutual company (for 16 years) and since OCT it's stock has dropped from around $40 a share to under $5 (which is officially "junk")

are you worried about our economy?? isn't everyone?

do you watch your stocks, 401k, IRA more now?? always have. They have been significantly reduced.

What do you think we can do to help the economy?? electing Obama was a good start, but it's such a big freakin' mess I have no clue

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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 8:42pm
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Mon, 03-09-2009 - 11:32pm

has the economy changed you?? === yes, about 50% of our retirement is GONE. And since we are already retired, we can't get it back while the market keeps dropping

what are you doing different today?? === spending a LOT less and worrying a lot more

are you worried about our economy?? === yes, we had expected to have LOTS left over to leave to our heirs and now we will have to die before we are 89 totally broke! And that assumes a market recovery I don't see happening for a while...

do you watch your stocks, 401k, IRA more now?? === it's all in low yield money markets and CDs now and yes, we watch it like a hawk. Of course, we watched it before too but that didn't help

What do you think we can do to help the economy?? === government intervention is critical IMO. They are the ONLY ones with the money needed to jump-start spending and spending is our only way out of this. Of course, I don't WANT to spend because that means we are draining capital and shortening our retirement life as we do it...



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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 1:27pm

has the economy changed you??
Prices for a lot of things have gone up up up and away here.

what are you doing different today??
I am more cautious on how I spend money.

are you worried about our economy??
Extremely!

do you watch your stocks, 401k, IRA more now??
No, same as always.

What do you think we can do to help the economy??
I have no clue at all!