Article by Matt Burges

The bad economy facts and stats have really just become a normal part of life. It is one of those topics that we here on the news and it kind of just goes right over our head like the weather report. Money has so much power and that is all we seem to be living for. How much is our savings? What are we going to do when we retire? What about our children’s future? Wanting things you cant afford. It is kind of sad because there really is no bright way to look at the economy in America. You kind of just have to keep your fingers crossed and hope that our president is doing the best he can. If you put everything in the same picture, there really is no kind of optimistic insight that can solve the problems in Americas economy. It is really up to you and your attitude that can make the change in your own life to live to your satisfaction. With that negative out of the way lets take a look at some negative facts.

The total U.S. debt is reaching 15 trillion dollars. That is 4 trillion dollars more since Obama took office.

The unemployment rate is at 8.3 percent which means that almost 1 out of 12 people you see any where are unemployed.

In 2006 the average household income was 50,000 dollars. Right now it is at about 47,000 dollars. The prices on everything have went nothing but up.

One in 7 Americans have at least 10 credit cards. How many of them are paying their bill on time? Who knows?

The stock market goes up and down. There is no real stability and it dose not seem that anyone is making any serious gain.

Last but not least the gas prices are on the rise again and rumored to hit 5.00 by the summer time.

By seeing all this you may just want to put your head in the sand take your life savings and go party it up at in Vegas. That is if you have any money to spend. What do you have to loose anyways. This life is all about money. Why should we constantly live with that evil green piece of paper controlling every thing we feel and do. Where is the love in this world? With that being said, is there anyway to be optimistic about this situation we are living? There is no optimistic way that is going to make any sudden change but, there are optimistic ways to think that can give you some hope and peace. You still have your spirit and your health. Even though the economy is bad we need not look to far a head or worry to much. If the economy is going to get worse it is going to happen. This world is gradually adjusting to it.

Here are 5 optimistic ways to look at our bad economy.

1. Looking beyond money. People are starting to have a little bit more spirit and realizing that there is more to life than money. Money is necessary but, it is not the end of all happiness. If everyone was broke then we would start appreciating the fact that we have food to eat. Family and friends or relationships in general can be valued more. Instead of going out and spending money to have fun. We are finding more creative ways to have fun.

2. We are looking at jobs a little bit more differently. Some of us may have the fear of loosing our job and we are taking this time to think about school and aiming a little bit higher. This bad economy is giving people motivation to do what they have always wanted to do. We are finding out we have nothing to loose. On the flip side. You will hear the saying, “I am just thankful I have a job”, a lot more than you would in the past. People are starting to appreciate the job they hated and utilizing them selves a little bit more with in their company.

3. Looking at the small things. We are starting to notice the beauty in this world as far as nature and art. Its kind of like stepping on that flower while chasing that one hundred dollar bill. Now that there is no bill to chase. We stop to appreciate the flower and the beauty of it. We are noticing the importance in the smaller things in life.

4. We are becoming more responsible and putting more value in our dollar. We are finding better ways to live cheap and save more money. You may not be spending money at McDonalds anymore. Which is good because you are probably eating more healthy. Lots of people just can’t afford to smoke anymore so they are taking serious consideration in quitting. You may be trying to get rid of your credit cards which is giving you less stress with a lower amount of bills to worry about.

5. Home prices have dropped 40%. For those of us that have lived in an apartment for years or young people looking for a new place to live. The price for a home has dropped considerably low. You may find it cheaper to own a house with a nice down payment rather than renting an apartment. This bad economy has made it a good time to buy a new home.

This is a good time to start doing things that don’t cost money. Start exercising more or taking walks. Instead of going to the movies. Get a board game or play cards. It may sound boring but once you do it you will find it is a lot of fun. Get a membership at Sam’s Club and buy food in bulks. You will save a ton of money on groceries depending on your house hold situation. Put a cut in your habits and try to find or follow a cheaper routine. How much beer do you buy in a week, cut it in half. Get a more gas efficient car. It is easier to get a car these days no matter what your credit may be which is another advantage of the bad economy. You may not want the payment but if you can afford it. It is a good way to start rebuilding your credit. Be creative and think small. Anyone can adapt and most of us are in the same boat here. We are not alone and we all have something in common. Try not to worry to much and embrace the day you have. Keep your head up and be optimistic.

About the Author

The bad economy and being broke is just making this life so much harder to live. Try to remember the good things you do have in this life and know you can make a difference. Keep your head up and be optimistic no matter what. If you liked this, check out my blog, howtobeoptimistic.org.

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The bad economy and being broke is just making this life so much harder to live. Try to remember the good things you do have in this life and know you can make a difference. Keep your head up and be optimistic no matter what. If you liked this, check out my blog, howtobeoptimistic.org.












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