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    Gloom and Doom

    I take anything I hear in the media with a grain of salt because I used to be a member of it (far from the left wing though).
    It is hard not to get depressed when hearing about everything bad going on right now, from record oil prices, inflation, and war, to the severe record flooding and tornadoes that are going on in our own backyards.
    Personally, I am still doing fine. My hometown was nearly wiped off the map by a tornado, but my family made it through unscathed. Our second child is due now in under 2 months, and we took out a maternity policy on my wife so there will be no lost wages. My income has doubled in the last 6 months, and I've had no water or storm damage to my house. Sure I'm paying more for gas than I ever have before, but we were saving nearly half our income before so it doesn't affect our day-to-day things. Spent last weekend at the zoo, going camping this weekend, and going to be in my brother-in-laws wedding the following weekend.
    I realize that some people really may not want to read this, but after taking a step back, I realized that things aren't too bad for me right now. Anyone else in the same camp?
    I don't want to downplay anything that has happened anywhere right now either, but I thought it was time to get some positive things out there. I realize I'll be lucky to have 1 response to this.


    Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.

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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Here's your response

    P.S. In other good news, I just saved 15% by switching my insurance to Geico.



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    A lot of us are doing ok. Maybe this will make us better with our money.



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    My income has doubled in the last 6 months
    That's impressive...what do you do. I need a job like that



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Self employed. Sell huge amounts of life insurance to people who don't need it. Ok, some do, but most don't.


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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Self employed


    flipping foreclosed housing?

    j/k

    My famly is doing ok as well....I cannot watch the news anymore with the top story always reflecting gas prices.



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Self employed
    That is what I was thinking...I am hoping to have the same good fortune (self-employed as well) in the near future. Things are starting to look good. No, in all seriousness, that is awesome that you are doing well. Hopefully there a lot more that can say the same.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    flipping foreclosed housing?
    If I had any knowledge of inner real estate workings, I would probably try it. As it is, I stick with life insurance, investments, and football.

    Oh yeah, another plus, I've got my first football camp in under 2 weeks.


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    You are officially not allowed to complain about anything...



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    You are officially not allowed to complain about anything...
    I'll try and keep my mouth shut. The thread I started on the oil debate yesterday was to see what people thought of that guy's website and if it was accurate. It quickly took a wrong turn.


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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    I cannot watch the news anymore with the top story always reflecting gas prices.
    Amen. I am getting sick and tired of every newscast bemoaning the cost of gasoline if it goes up 2 cents!

    I am not discounting anyone's financial struggles, but a gasoline price increase of 2 cents IS NOT NEWS.

    Next at 10:00, beer prices rise a nickel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWarning View Post
    Amen. I am getting sick and tired of every newscast bemoaning the cost of gasoline if it goes up 2 cents!

    I am not discounting anyone's financial struggles, but a gasoline price increase of 2 cents IS NOT NEWS.

    Next at 10:00, beer prices rise a nickel.

    What makes it worse is that the next story following the gas hike lead-in is always about some new transportation geared towards curbing spending.

    Like jet packs and pimped out scooters.

    even the national news is doing it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWarning View Post
    Next at 10:00, beer prices rise a nickel.
    Now THAT is news!


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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    What is funny is when crude oil prices go up it is splashed across the headlines like the next world war, but where are the headlines now that is is about to fall back below 130 a barrel, and probably much further now the the Saudis upped their production by 500k barrels a day.



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    Re: Gloom and Doom

    The good news? You see that blonde over there?



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