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Will 2012 live up to expectations?

January 7th, 2012 at 04:31 am

Just a random rambling...

Today was interesting. I had three different people mention that 2011 was one of their worst years and then proclaim that 2012 would be better. Each of them put hope into 2012 being a turning point. They said it already FELT like a better year. I have to wonder if this will be THE YEAR that allows people to breathe a collective sigh of relief....or if it is just hope built on a shaky foundation.

I can see positive changes in my kids situations...there is definately financial relief for the hub and I. But am I confident that this is a long term turn? Not so much yet. I remain cautiously optimistic.

My new normal is to spend frugally and save what I can. Pay off what I can, use up what I can, wear out what I can and save for the next rainy day.

Housing prices still have not turned around..unemployment rates are dropping slowly, but not in the jobs that sustain long term, banks that arent failing are getting creative on finding new fees to find profit...and then reversing the decisions at the cost of consumer confidence....but I think in listening to others, people have gone back to basics of family, friends and what is really important. In the credit union world....a penny saved seems to mean something again.


Maybe things are turning around afterall. Just with a new, "new normal".

5 Responses to “Will 2012 live up to expectations?”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    I think most folks feel hopeful about a new year and possibly new beginnings.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Agreed with rob...especially now that I closely follow people on Facebook, I've noticed that several people will have a terrible year and then hope to turn a corner in the new year. In the case of one friend, it was 2010 that was terrible. And her 2011 was fantastic, lots of good adventures. Sometimes things do work out that way.

  3. baselle Says:

    I'm cautiously optimistic, and don't believe the Mayan prophesy but we've only gone through one week. 51 more to go. Smile

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I think there is change in the air and it's not just part of the new year...the world is changing energetically in many positive ways. I'm looking forward to seeing where it all takes us!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    2010 was a horrible year for me and 2001 was GREAT. We kind of tend to do better with odd years, in general, not sure what it is. So I just hope 2012 doesn't suck too much. Wink

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