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Kiplinger looks for a silver lining

by Angeline Booher / October 25, 2008 1:36 AM PDT
10 Things That Are Going Right in a Bad Economy

A record 90% of registered voters say the country is seriously off on the wrong track, according to the most recent ABC News poll. A long economic slump lasting well into 2009 looks likely.

But heart. The editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Kiplinger's forecasting came up with 10 things going right these days. See if you agree:


http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/Story.asp?S=9232990

I suspect a god bit depends on whre one lives and how secure ones job is.

Angeline
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Nice but...
by EdHannigan / October 25, 2008 3:17 AM PDT

has a "whistling past the graveyard" ring to it.

On the other hand I don't accept at all the notion that were are near the brink of a depression or even that the coming recession will be deep and terrible.

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Bargains there are, IF you have the money
by Roger NC / October 25, 2008 3:54 AM PDT

and willing to risk it.

Just week before last on Friday we were looking at some auto dealer newspaper ads at work at lunch time.

Pickup trucks cheaper than I've seen in several years. New 2008 as low as $11500 for basic and a Silverado package for $12600. I think those prices are close approximations, I can't recall the exact amounts, just less than $12000 and less than $13000.

Guys were really picking on me about going to go by one since I was "drooling" over the ads. However having just bought a house, even a small one at a good price, even with a good job that seems stable for now, I've a bit of a hard time going out and buying one until I get more familiar with my expenses in the new place: average electric, gas, taxes, etc.

We could use a new car, both of ours are just below the 100,000 mile marker, one is 1999 and the other 2000 model. But while I'd love to have a truck for the second vehicle just for it's usefulness, what we buy next will be a newer car, for whatever road traveling we get to do next whenever we do get a chance.

Roger

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I'd like a new car myself.
by Angeline Booher / October 25, 2008 4:25 AM PDT

But it wouldn't be a smart investment. Happy

I know everybody thinks that everybody in the South owns a pick up truck. Happy They are handy. Especially when hauling stuff comes into play. But when I had a VW Squareback, it was amazing what I could haul in that. Even a big wardrobe. I can't recall ever going antiquing and not being able to get the stuff home. Moved the kids into their college dorm rooms, etc. My favorite vehicle of all time.

When push comes to shove, we all need a way to haul stuff.

Angeline
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$7000 tax credit might be a good investment
by WOODS-HICK / October 25, 2008 9:14 AM PDT

if your fella wins the election. well according to his promise at least in his tax plan.

if you buy an "advance technology vehicle" get $7g tax credit. The 'plan' does not describe what exactly that is.

the following one should qualify and could be that 'beau-magnet' you might desire.

http://www.teslamotors.com/buy/resyourcar.php

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(NT) Lottery tickets, I tell ya, lottery tickets!
by drpruner / October 25, 2008 1:23 PM PDT
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(NT) That's my retirement plan Z
by Roger NC / October 25, 2008 1:25 PM PDT
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mine is 5 acres and a mule.
by James Denison / October 25, 2008 10:16 PM PDT

.5 acre for house and yard, 2.5 acre for growing food, 2 acre for corn to fuel corn stove and feed mule, and one mule to kick every time I see a Democrat.

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Down from 40 acres and a mule?
by Paul C / October 26, 2008 8:00 AM PDT

Is inflation that bad? Wink

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Ah, lottery tickets!
by Angeline Booher / October 26, 2008 1:43 AM PDT

My $1 a week investment in fantasy!

Cheaper than a movie ticket. Happy


Angeline
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best traveling car bargains are Buicks right now.
by James Denison / October 25, 2008 10:23 PM PDT

previous body style Century, or LeSabre. My wife got a LeSabre fully loaded with 3.8L and gets 23-25 mpg to and from work, but that's across some highways, not city streets. I love those heated leather seats in the winter. Insurance cost is much cheaper than some tin can that gets 35mpg. Comfort and safety is worth the gas difference between the two, with the savings on insurance coverage.

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Actually, Angeline, you have an 11th thing:
by Paul C / October 26, 2008 8:04 AM PDT

The Titans are 6-0 going into tomorrow night's game - and I suspect that they stand an excellent chance of being 7-0 after it. Sad

Vince WHO?

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