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Do you expect to be poorer, richer or the same next year?

(179 Posts)
brasty Tue 12-Dec-17 11:44:59

I expect we will be poorer. Our income will not change, but prices are rising.

Henryandfriends Tue 12-Dec-17 11:45:46

poorer as will be on maternity leave!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 12-Dec-17 11:46:50


Jellybean85 Tue 12-Dec-17 11:48:16

Richer!!! I can remortgage in may and value has gone up a lot. Still won't be rich though, just not as tight as things are now

LuxuryWoman2017 Tue 12-Dec-17 11:49:10

Richer - thinking positive ☺

GinGeum Tue 12-Dec-17 11:49:49

Richer (finally!) - it’s been a scrape the last few years. No more mortgage after January

expatinscotland Tue 12-Dec-17 11:50:27

Poorer. Inflation has risen yet again.

brasty Tue 12-Dec-17 11:51:32

Yes watching the news. Food has risen 4.4% this year.

RunningOutOfCharge Tue 12-Dec-17 11:52:44


Due to a 25% payrise ( promotion)

Teen DS getting a job so paying rent!

cutting back on food shop ( too much gets wasted)

DP is dabbling with bitcoin and making a fair bit. Very cautious with it but gets around £25-£30 per day. He's the original mr cautious and used initial investment from a lump sum

Scribblegirl Tue 12-Dec-17 11:53:29

I reckon about the same. I'm on track for a decent bonus at the end of the financial year (touches wood) - if that comes through I'll be able to pay off some credit card debt, but I'm imagining that inflation will probably eat the monthly savings I make.

RunningOutOfCharge Tue 12-Dec-17 11:54:08

I'm really shocked at food prices

Time to look at different ways of eating. And it's the healthy stuff which costs the most!

Giggorata Tue 12-Dec-17 11:56:14

Poorer, because of the rise in food prices and inflation generally; otherwise I would have been about the same..

Crunchymum Tue 12-Dec-17 11:57:51

Poorer, another one on Maternity Leave (and will be for most of the year!)

timeisnotaline Tue 12-Dec-17 11:58:56

Pooorer, will be on mat leave and paying more rent to get a bigger place.

MrsExpo Tue 12-Dec-17 12:01:06

Hopefully richer. We are planning to move out of our much-too-large house, into a smaller one in order to release some capital and decrease living costs. Also a recent change in our lifestyle has reduced our out goings somewhat, so our disposable income can be used for other things.

So, it's more of a re-organisationand re-allocation of our current resources than an increase in income, but we should feel richer.

TheWorldIsMyCakePop Tue 12-Dec-17 12:02:15

Poorer though I am aiming to work more...

bluemosquito Tue 12-Dec-17 12:03:01

Poorer, benefit freezes, especially for those disabled transitioning to UC mean even if I keep current benefits, inflation means it won’t go as far

Codlet Tue 12-Dec-17 12:04:27

Can’t tell at the moment! Depends on DH’s work situation, which could go either way.

upperlimit Tue 12-Dec-17 12:05:56

Richer, fingers crossed. We should see an increase in income and ds3 will need less childcare.

misscph1973 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:08:16

Poorer, I am getting a divorce. But I will be fine, I have worked out my budget, and it's totally doable.

Enb76 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:09:31

Richer due to better paying job.

Zampa Tue 12-Dec-17 12:12:39

Poorer ... 3 years of no pay rise and tiny bonuses plus current inflation of over 3%.

Wage stagnation over the past 10 years has since my salary in real terms fall by over 10%.

Blackteadrinker77 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:13:47

Poorer- I am off sick with a large tumour and won't be working for the first part of the year.

LemonysSnicket Tue 12-Dec-17 12:14:34

Richer ... as I start my job in January ( anythings better than the £0 I'm currently on).

mustbemad17 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:15:48

Poorer...maternity leave kicks in soon. The thought of it sucks

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