An interesting article appeared this morning about the jobless rate dropping to its lowest level since 2008. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-economy-adds-146k-jobs-133151784.html
Good news, right? Well, it seems that the drop is due to many people deciding to stop looking for work, which means they are no longer counted in the jobless statistics. Oops! Maybe things didn’t improve after all!
As a matter of fact, there were 49,000 fewer jobs created by businesses in the last quarter, far below the prediction.
So, the economy….what to do?
Living Simple is one solution! I feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but I gotta tell you, and I say this in all honesty, the economy does not affect Bev and I. We have carved out a niche that basically insulates us from the woes of the economy. How did we do it?
We dropped out, as much as that is possible to do. We got rid of everything we didn’t need; we stopped using credit for purchases. We lowered our bills to a level where we didn’t have to work full-time for anyone but ourselves. We are, in fact, in control of our own destinies, and I have to tell you….that is a wonderful feeling.
We now have time to enjoy life. We no longer worry about the economy, or the tax rates, or the job picture, or whether or not we will be laid off….we just concentrate on our own business and let the cards fall where they will.
It is liberating!