Wild Blue Yonder
Are You Better Off Now (in Obama time) Than You Were This Time Last Year (after 8 years of GOP time)?
Are you better off now, financially speaking, than you were this time last year?
I pondered that question while I was answering a survey from the investment management firm that oversees a good chunk of investable assets. It caused me to stop and think a while, because the answer was not clear-cut.
What the stock market giveth, the stock market can easily take away.
It's hard to overlook, however, the obvious elephant in the room; the present state of joblessness means many are most certainly worse off than they were this time last year.
Here's one more angle to look at: the balance on your mortgage. automobile and any credit cards.
How do you measure your financial progress and where do you think you stand?