Ask the Expert: Celebrating Your Personal Finance Successes

In addition to chasing down answers to our readers' questions, we love to hear your firsthand experiences. It's striking to see how resourceful our readers are in making ends meet and weathering economic storms. When we asked "Will you be better off next year?" , at least one reader weighed in with a resounding "Yes!" Here's hoping we have more and more successes to share. Keep 'em coming!




Annie: We are actually going to be better off because my husband finally got a decent job in his field after two years of underemployment and one year of unemployment. Things are looking up! Also, if we hadn't always lived within our means and not had credit card or home equity loans, we would have lost everything. Now, we can just start building up again. Hallelujah!!

Regina: Nice going, Annie. Glad to hear. Good luck & keep us posted on your progress. Best, - Regina

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americandoo

"TIME FOR BIG INVESTORS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE LEAD AMERICA BY
INVESTING IN AMERICA" "WHEN YOU INVEST IN AMERICA YOU INVEST IN YOUR CHILDREN'S
FUTURE"

"INVEST IN A LARGE PROJECT THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR THE FUTURE"
Similar to this idea; In past history when the USA needed a Moral Boost to our
Country we built such things as; The Largest Bridges, Dams, Statue Of Liberty,
Worlds Largest Futuristic Fair, Landed on the Moon etc.

It is overdue for us and time for us to build the Largest & Best Futuristic
CITY IN THE WORLD, using ALL OF OUR CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY­.

Countries CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY and BEYOND ALL OTHERS ! !

Find a location in the USA somewhere that has the space for our "FUTURE CITY
PROJECT"

Where Our Future City will Utilize all of the Newest and Cutting edge combined
technology in the world to build our City using entirely GREEN energy with ZERO
POLLUTION ! ! !

Our City Could Have A NEW VERSION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, Holding
the torch in one hand and our GREEN PLANET EARTH in her other hand, her head
raised high looking Up at the sky.

This would make a GREAT FILM based
on a True Story with the help of A TEAM OF BIG MONEY INVESTORS ! ! !

Use your Imaginatio­n think how; GREAT THIS WOULD BE FOR AMERICA & OUR
ECONOMY ! ! ! !

"DREAM BIG...DO BIG"

Thank You, Respectful­ly, Michael V. Caldwell

August 05 2011 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MG Alepoudakis

I think next year will be a better and for only one reason, politics. 2012............will be a BIG year for
many so called leaders and the president and it will be the year for doing things right and working
together to secure votes in the first Tuesday of November '12. Other than that fact, I would say
a resounding NO.

July 15 2011 at 8:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply