Why a collapse of the economy is good for some of us and maybe the country as a whole.
Boot Straps: Got canned? Start a business.
Warm home cooked meals: Stop eating out so oftern and spend time in the kitchen. It will calm you and make you healthier.
Friends and family: Hanging out is free.
Streamline: Figure out how to simplify your life, be more efficient, more green to save green, etc.
Volunteer: Have time on your hands. Do the pay forward thing.
Localism: Walk your hood, buy local goods, meet your neighbors.
Humility: Wished you had saved before when you were kicking ass don't you? I know I do.
Happiness in the intimate rather than the inanimate: Self explanatory.
And don't forget taking stock in what you have and really what you need. You'd be shocked by all the stuff you never needed in the first place and some old treasures you may find new life in.
Posted by: chrissy | Mar 3, 2009 6:16:20 PM
The problem with No. 6 is, if I get laid off, I'll be shopping at WalMart to stretch my cash out as far as I can, even if I have to sell the car and take the bus there (or perhaps especially at that point.)
Local stores will be the first things to go in this major recession, as they are usually not competing on price and every laid off person is two less customers--the laid off guy and the person now scared to shop on Magazine or Oak.
Posted by: Mark Folse | Mar 4, 2009 5:56:20 AM
Well Wal-Mart is bulk toilet paper. No local stores are really selling that.
But buy all the other stuff. the NON Essentials with the locals. Buy less of it but do buy it.
Posted by: The Hub | Mar 4, 2009 9:09:49 AM
This is pretty much how I survived recent layoff and unemployment. It was, to some extent, a blessing in disguise. Now I'm back to work, but with a different frame of mind.
Posted by: cord | Mar 9, 2009 6:12:00 PM
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