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Tue Mar 5, 2024, 11:14 AM Mar 5

(Poll) Are you better off now than 4 years ago? pre-Covid [View all]

I'm talking mostly financially. I spend a good deal of my posting here posting the data around incomes, inflation, employment, and other factors that go into the general pulic's well being. It occurs to me that some people are struggling, but others are doing better. I think this central question is always important going into an election. So in your own personal finances, or just general situation, doing better or doing worse? Were things better for you just before Covid, or now?

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102 (71%)
21 (15%)
18 (13%)
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No Polybius Mar 5 #1
Wow Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #8
Individual Polybius Mar 5 #10
Sorry Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #13
Can you consider putting future savings in an S&P index fund? Nt spooky3 Mar 5 #32
Ouch! Ms. Toad Mar 5 #42
A lot of retirement stock are tied to the bond market Johonny Mar 5 #11
Mie is over 30%. sinkingfeeling Mar 5 #20
I am sorry to hear that. ProudMNDemocrat Mar 5 #41
Our investments lost 10% in 2022, but regained everything in 2023. brooklynite Mar 5 #46
Your stocks are down that much? yardwork Mar 5 #53
Stocks down 75%? You need a new broker. spanone Mar 5 #55
Despite inflation, and all the horrors, I personally am doing much better niyad Mar 5 #2
Much better. Happy Hoosier Mar 5 #3
I voted yes Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #4
laid off 4 years ago, now making 2/3 my former $ RainCaster Mar 5 #5
I hope your $ improve. Your answer had to be complicated karynnj Mar 5 #9
Yes redqueen Mar 5 #6
Much better in most respects PatSeg Mar 5 #7
Money in the bank Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #17
Those statistics are interesting PatSeg Mar 5 #24
Great post Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #27
That brings back so memories PatSeg Mar 5 #38
Student loans Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #12
Much better Trashman272 Mar 5 #14
About the same ITAL Mar 5 #15
Everyone I know is way better off now than before 2020. Higher income, better jobs. Heck my youngest is graduating MenloParque Mar 5 #16
Same Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #18
Yes and no. All Mixed Up Mar 5 #19
Hope you can find a good new one. Nt spooky3 Mar 5 #33
My retirement/401k is the highest it's ever been - right now; my salary LeftinOH Mar 5 #21
Yes, much better! beaglelover Mar 5 #22
I am genuinely shocked at these results Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #23
Or limbicnuminousity Mar 5 #28
Was trying to only get the pulse of DU Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #31
Fair enough limbicnuminousity Mar 5 #35
More good data in the internals regarding low income workers Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #39
Doing better because of investments but lynintenn Mar 5 #25
I've been treading water for years pfitz59 Mar 5 #26
i have made more money, , saved more money and spent more on luxury expenses than the previous 4 MistakenLamb Mar 5 #29
I have gained back my losses from Trump's Emile Mar 5 #30
I think the media buys this myth of the pre Covid Trump economy Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #37
Financially yes; health no, but it's not terrible. Nt spooky3 Mar 5 #34
Anecdotally, I have been trying to hire people to remodel my home, with no luck. Midnight Writer Mar 5 #36
And plumbers. It seems they've gone extinct. Vinca Mar 5 #40
Yes. ProudMNDemocrat Mar 5 #43
No TexasBushwhacker Mar 5 #44
I contemplated that. Ms. Toad Mar 5 #48
I really need to work at least another year TexasBushwhacker Mar 5 #50
I don't know what your aptitudes are - Ms. Toad Mar 5 #54
Way the hell better... GreenWave Mar 5 #45
Own personal finances and general situation are two different things. Ms. Toad Mar 5 #47
Yes and no. We got "Got mine!" better Sympthsical Mar 5 #49
Not sure on the K shaped Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #56
I'm in a much worse spot happybird Mar 5 #51
I'm older and fatter. Oh! You meant am I better off under Biden? yardwork Mar 5 #52
Financially much, much worse Tree-Hugger Mar 5 #57
Very sorry for your situation Johnny2X2X Mar 5 #59
Chugging along GenThePerservering Mar 5 #58
I turned 80 last Sunday. Ping Tung Mar 5 #60
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