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  •  Mine certaily hasn't. (1+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53

    We no longer expect it to.  It's the new normal for us.  No dinners out, no new clothes just because we want them, no trips out of town, home renovations on permanent hold.  My income as well as my partners are about 40% less than they were five years ago.  Our savings is wiped out and we have no way to replenish it any time soon...

    Ironically, you know what is back where it was before the crash?  My 401k.  My own little piece of the 1%...

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