Reframing the Economic Crisis

Okay, it’s no secret that the economy is in the tank. And it’s likely that this has you worried, angry, upset, and stressed out. And it’s no wonder. You’ve probably watched your investments fall, your retirement may be on hold indefinitely, you may have been laid off, your house is possibly worthless, and your credit lines have been cut. It isn’t helping that the media is beating the gloom and doom horse into the ground. You can’t go anywhere without hearing how bad things are, which likely only makes you feel worse.

In this time of misery, I’m going to offer up a challenge. Instead of going along with the gloom and doom scenario and feeling like co

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6 Responses to Reframing the Economic Crisis

  1. Great article! I really enjoyed the different perspectives you’ve presented here. It’s important to see how other people are being effected by this slow economy. I don’t feel feel the pinch as much as some others so its good for me to try to put myself in someone else’s shoes.

  2. ceejay74 says:

    These are wonderful stories. There’s nothing more stirring than human triumph over adversity. My partner and I were talking just yesterday about how maybe America will develop some better values as a whole. Capitalism and consumerism aren’t evil unless they take over and edge out every other facet of life, which is what’s happened to the U.S. until recently. My partner, by the way, got laid off and is pursuing her dream of starting a sewing business.

  3. Great! I’d also point out that the economic recession is a good time to focus on “Bang for the Buck.”

    I save a ton of money (and live better while doing so) by stopping for a moment before buying anything and figuring out if it has “Bang for the Buck.”

    Example:
    $20 on a meal at a fancy restaurant? Low Bang for the Buck.

    $20 toward a vacation in Ecuador?
    High Bang for the Buck.

    What do other people think?

  4. Horlic says:

    Great article. Absolutely agree with you . Not only that, attitude has a lot to do with how your deal with other issues as well.

  5. Saving my self says:

    It’s a great time to learn how to save money,save gas saving all around!
    If we start saving these days life can be very easy in the future!

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