Your personal economy????

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Household income change 3/08 to 9/09?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2011.
  1. My household got more than COLA in the last 17 months

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. My household got a cost of living raise

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. My household had no change in income

    7 vote(s)
    46.7%
  4. My household lost 0% to 14% annual income

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. My household lost 15% to 25% annual income

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. My househols lost more than 25% annual income

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. billwald

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    Michelle Singletary wrote on 12/16 that from March 2008 to Sept. 2009 23% of households saw a drop in annual income of at least 25%. This list has enough members for an unscientific poll. This is my first attempt at writing one.

    For the record, I got a COLA in that time period.
     
  2. annsni

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    We have not had a raise in 3 years.
     
  3. Earth Wind and Fire

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    See you need to get a job on Wall Street....I hear their getting a 7% raise......all you need to do is be a crook.
     
  4. annsni

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    LOL - True

    Although if we keep adding new churches, I'm going to be rolling in the dough because I'm getting more and more hours each week!
     
  5. Jim1999

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    Cola?? I prefer my sugar-free root beer.

    I lost a little on my investments, but they are all back to normal now. Our income remains solvent, but there have been a few unwanted increases in costs. For example, we just received a hydro bill for $130.00. Hydro was only $50.00. The rest was taxes and delivery charge; charges that didn't apply before.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Retired - but still work.

    Had the best year financially - ever.

    God is good.
     
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    We haven't had a raise in 4 years (work for a state university hospital) and lost and secondary job as well.

    Lost income equaled 10% of yearly.
     
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  8. billwald

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    So roughly a third of us have done better over the last few years and two thirds have done worse?
     
  9. abcgrad94

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    No raises here for the last 5-plus years. Problem is, the cost of living has gone up in that time.
     
  10. SaggyWoman

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    I got a raise during that time period, but I don't think it was a COLA raise.
     
  11. InHisGrip

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    No raises here either and cost of living has increased.
     

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