Now that we have a new president, how much will our lives really change? I’m sorry to tell you that the answer is not as much as some people hope and not as much as some people fear. The bottom line is that the president of the United States has very little impact on the lives of the average citizen. You’re not going to be any more or less successful because of who became president. Sure, with Donald Trump you might see your taxes cut and you might save some money on insurance. While a little extra money is a welcome occurrence, it isn’t going to be enough to materially change your life. Only you can do that.