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    Default How has the current Financial Meltdown/Recession -helped- you?

    Gas is cheaper.
    You can get $8000 in cash when you buy your first home.
    Some good deals on new cars.

    Have you taken advantage of any of these incentives that came out of the economic crash?
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    Well for me it helped me find a good excuse for not having a job yet.

    It helped my brother get a bigger house for a better deal...
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    managed to buy good Share at low price.
    May my Earendil be Light in your Darkness when others Died out.

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    I have gotten a new car as an indirect result of the recession.

    It was about time; my 1988 Volvo was on its last legs (so I replaced it with a 2008 Volvo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by galadriel View Post
    managed to buy good Share at low price.
    guess you were lucky to escape the crash in the financial markets

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
    guess you were lucky to escape the crash in the financial markets
    No escape but used to save and isn't like buying ten or hundred lots.
    May my Earendil be Light in your Darkness when others Died out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galadriel View Post
    No escape but used to save and isn't like buying ten or hundred lots.
    good for you I was caught badly using leverage so for the past 6 months have been really hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus View Post
    good for you I was caught badly using leverage so for the past 6 months have been really hard.
    Oh. Well, recession come and go. This not the first time, for me at least.
    May my Earendil be Light in your Darkness when others Died out.

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    Yes, I got a great deal on a new car. I'm happy.

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    Had to switch from being a full timer to freelancer/contractor. Got paid more and work less. I am lucky so far, but hopefully the recession won't last long, cause there is no job security when it comes to freelancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Batman View Post
    I have gotten a new car as an indirect result of the recession.

    It was about time; my 1988 Volvo was on its last legs (so I replaced it with a 2008 Volvo).
    Good for you Ken.
    Wow, you like to stick to the same name, do you?
    For me, I think I like to switch to the different name for a new car. Just like to try something new.

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    It also help me to slim down. Skipping supper and missing teatime.
    May my Earendil be Light in your Darkness when others Died out.

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