I love the last pages of Money Mag & Fortune. They’re always something short and fun, which is perfect for my A.D.H.D. ;) And also great for blog post ideas! Which is where today’s Q comes from (September’s ed. of Money).
They polled their readers asking ‘em how they think their investments will be lookin’ a year from now, as well as their j-o-b.
Here were the results:
44% – Those who think their investments will be DOWN, and their jobs SHAKIER
33% – Those who think their investments will go DOWN and their jobs get MORE SECURE
12% - Those who think their investments will go UP, but their jobs get SHAKIER.
11% – And finally, those who foresee their Investments going UP, and their jobs MORE SECURE too.
Personally? I totally 100,000 million % *know* my investments will go UP up UPPPP. The more I put in, the better the odds! And my job? Shakier SHAKIER shakier, haha… but only because I plan on going solo by then ;) More hours and more stress, but it’ll all be for me ME me! Actually, it’ll all be for you too since I’ll be blogging/tweeting/building more fun things for everyone, but that’s not the point.
The point is that by looking ahead and actually DOING something about all this (rather than just guessing what the world will bring us), you can control what most of the outcomes will be. Half of those people think their finances are going to hell in a hand basket – that’s crazy. There is SO MUCH you can do in 12 months that can put you on a more positive track! I feel like they’re just giving up… or maybe I’m just reading too much into it ;)
I find it pretty interesting regardless. Do you guys find it more promising down the road? Do you have a plan in the works to increase your odds of succeeding? I hope so. Or else my last 942 posts here went out the door…
(Robot stitching by krupp)