Financially Are You Doing Better Than a Year Ago?

by minimus 50 Replies latest jw friends

  • Simon

    Better ... partly because I earn US dollars and thanks to Trudeau trashing the economy it buys more CAD monopoly money nowadays.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    I'm slightly worse off compared to last year.

    My money in the bank has gone down slightly plus I still have student debts to pay off. I haven't earned enough money to begin repayments and interest gets added every month.

    And I'm going to Bristol uni soon. That means more student debt when I finish.

    But I can't complain - I'm not starving or out in the street.

  • smiddy3

    House prices might be going through the roof in major cities here in Oz however in regional centers prices are stagnant if not going down .

    I bought a house 12 years ago where I live and the market price has not gone up one cent if anything I would be selling it for less than I paid for it.

    Otherwise things are much the same.

  • Xanthippe

    The same as last year, but next month I have to apply for my own job for the third time in about eight years. Central government has drastically cut funding to local authorities so I will probably have my working hours cut again. They say this will be the last time. Ha!

    I'm in the UK, still one of the richest countries in the world but I'm annoyed that tax payer's money is funding new nuclear weapons. Depending on who you read Trident is going to cost between 50 and 200 billion pounds! So we have to cut funding for disabled people and libraries. Fear is running my country.

  • shepherdless

    Hi Smiddy,

    yes it is mostly an urban phenomenon, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. But those house prices aren’t going up any more, and a lot of people (particularly foreigners) have been burnt on those silly inner city apartments. There a lot of people out there trying to service a $1 million dollar + mortgage, including “investors” relying on negative gearing.

    At least you don’t have that stress to deal with.

  • ttdtt

    NO not at all.

  • Darkknight757

    Better since last year mostly because I took a career risk that paid off.

  • sparky1

    No. Out of pocket medical expenses over $8,000.00 so far this year. Also, a dental complication of over $3,000.00. On top of that, my oldest sister almost died from bacterial meningitis in the Spring and I took time off from work to help with that. She was in critical care for over a month. Looking on the bright side, at least I had the finances to pay for these things.

  • Solzhenitsyn

    Once I became PIMO:

    >Have a healthy 401k and retirement account

    >Money in the bank for the first time ever

    >Paid off mortgage

    None of the above would have happened as the man i was for 30 years.

    Jesus yoke finally is "kindly".

  • just fine
    just fine

    USA- yes better!

    I took a new job that offered me $30k more than my old job - for less work/responsibility😀.

    My side business consulting has been bringing in so much business I am turning clients down.

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