With the election of Barack Obama there seems to be almost a worldwide sigh of relief and sense of hope that the Americans will be coming to the rescue for the downturn in the worldwide economy. I have never seen such a global response in support of an American president...the closest is perhaps JFK. Time will tell if he and his team can turn this downturn around. I just suspect that it will take a lot of time to do this monumental task. Meanwhile I think we just all have to be responsible for our own financial health and make sure to keep it or get it healthy.