2016 starts out with biggest lottery ever, major drop in gas prices, AND the crashing sound that only the DOW can make.
Vin,There certainly does seem to be a lot of uncertainty in the world economy as of late. I can't do anything to influence it either but I watch this stuff to help me gauge when I should retire. I can retire now and take the at least 10% loss to our investment portfolio and subsequent future purchasing power or I can work longer, add to our retirement nest-egg, and wait until some sort of market recovery before I retire. Our financial planner has built into our retirement plan a scenario he calls, "two bad years" which assumes that the first two years after retirement are bad ones with 20% and 10% drops in the stock market indices and we are still supposed to be okay even in this case. Since I have the luxury of working longer or retiring, I figure why not work a bit longer just to see what is really happening to the economy. If we don't go into a full-blown market crash, maybe I'll try to cut back to working part-time in a few months as a way of easing into retirement while still replenishing the nest-egg, albeit at a slower rate.
Wow! You may get to see 2 depressions in your lifetime... maybe even this year.I was born in the mid 30s in the depths of the Great Depression, then WWII comes along. Then the Carter years of double digit inflation. Then the boon Reagan years. And the beat goes on. I survived all that and you too will survive.
P.S. Many of the US Walmart stores that are closing are within 5 miles of another one. In my neighborhood, we have two that are less than two miles apart--silly.
I don't want to. I want to flame out when gas is back to being 25¢.I survived all that and you too will survive.
Part of any large retailer's marking plan is' When a good location comes on the market near one of your store's location is to put another one of your store there so to keep a competitor out of your market area... It doesn't matter if you have to close some of them later on..It will take years if ever before someone else can move there...P.S. Many of the US Walmart stores that are closing are within 5 miles of another one. In my neighborhood, we have two that are less than two miles apart--silly.
I would suggest making certain those melanomas are COMPLETELY gone and not just on the surface. Skin cancer is a nasty beast and once it reaches bone, pack your bags for the Pearly Gates. Trust me MBX, I have a load of experience with the Big C.I last month used Black Salve on skin cancers on my nose and they were gone in just over a week.
Theres been a cure for over 2000 years but medical and govt. cant make money from it.
So they ban it for human use!