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Financial Prospects for 2009

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by motorbikez, Dec 26, 2008.

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Financial prospects for 2009

Poll closed Jan 25, 2009.
  1. Better than 2008

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. About the same as 2008

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. Worse than 2008

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. A lot worse thwan 2008

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. motorbikez
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    motorbikez Active Member

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    [Dec 26, 2008]
    Its that time of year again guys the same poll I have put up for the last 3 years, lets have your comments and opinions as to where our government is taking us financially.

    On a personal note I am worse off than last year having given myself a 20% pay cut on a positive note I still have a business.
    Would be too much to hope the public sector would do likewise but a pay freeze for the useless politicians and pen pushers would be start.
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  3. jojo
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    [Dec 26, 2008]
    Whilst turnover is good, overheads have krept up by a large amount, I can only say it's going to be worse than 2008 at this moment in time.
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    [Dec 27, 2008]
    a mess, and going by every third person i meet more doom n gloom on the way. lookin bad up in the northern hemisphere, hmmmmmmmmmm:keule:
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    [Dec 27, 2008]
    I thought Gordon Brown was going to save us all ?
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    [Dec 27, 2008]
    I guess I am pretty lucky having a fairly secure job which will be unaffected largely by any recession, so am only really affected by interest rates and inflation etc. Thus far interest rates are lower which is good for my mortgage and with the recent drop in fuel prices, vat etc then hopefully 2009 won't be too bad. Fingers crossed :sm4:
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    [Dec 27, 2008]
    Most of this crunch is caused by pure speculation but I don't think anyone can stop the slide downhill.

    It's all great for me though!
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    [Dec 30, 2008]
    well with another young one on the way Id say ill be worse off but will enjoy it :)
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    [Dec 30, 2008]
    Well at least they are finally bringing are troops back home - I think thats the only positive thing that will come from 2009.
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    [Dec 30, 2008]
    We're currently 'enjoying' maternity pay, and will be for a good few months yet.
    After that, although the wife will go back to work, we'll have childminding costs.
    So our disposable income will be quite severely curtailed for around 3 years, until the wee one goes to (free) nursery.
    Still, as you say, it's enjoyable!:)
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