I thought i'd start a thread about the economy in the US specifically, but I don't want to neglect others because of globalization. I see that the majority of readers/contributers on this site are young (15-30.) Has this economy impacted you specifically? If you're young, have you only noticed low gas prices? I'm very interested in how the younger age groups have been impacted by this "economic slowdown." Has anyone panicked and sold out of their 401ks or IRA because of this? Has anyone been investing MORE because of the low markets? What about job security? I hope most people have constructive things to say, but I also know from experience it can be an emotional topic.. Anything we want to talk about?