I'm in the UK and things ain't great right now. High unemployment, increased cost of living but no wage or benefit increases to reflect this. New businesses are failing left, right and center here and several long-established chain stores have been forced to close. Interest rates have remained very low to help people manage - whilst this is great news for mortgage holders, it is disheartening for savers. I'm interested on finding out what the current economic climate is like in your part of the world.