What's the silver lining in this recession? Share your answer to win $10
The drawing is over. The winners are:
Winner #1 - Commenter #104 Guest, who said:
Time for the important things in life
We just had a baby so the shortage of work feels like a blessing. We may not have money to go out to eat but we have time with our daughter. Waking up in the morning with her without rushing off to work is priceless.
Winner #2 - Tweet #10 by @frugalfinesser, who said:
People are increasingly focusing less on material objects and more on what really matters like family, friends and community.
Congratulations to the winners!
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All we hear these days are doom and gloom news about layoffs, bankruptcies and stock market dips. But it can't be all bad out there. So we're asking you:
Where's the silver lining of this recession?
There's no right or wrong answer.
It can be a tangible benefit ("I got a stimulus check to buy a TV") or an intangible one ("I've gotten to spend more time with family"). What aspect of your life is better because of the recession? Maybe this economic climate forced you to make a change that turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The silver lining of this recession could apply to you personally ("Forced to look at my budget, I'm now saving over $500 a month") or it could apply to everyone ("The stock market is full of bargains now!").
Share your silver linings, and be entered to win one of two $10 Amazon gift certificates.
Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate
We're doing two giveaways -- one $10 Amazon gift certificate for a random comment, and another one for a random tweet.
How to Enter:
- Post your answer in the comments below, or
- Tweet your answer. Include "@wisebread" in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.
If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.
At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.
- Contest ends next Wednesday, May 20 at 11:59pm PDT. Winners announced May 21.
- You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.
- Only tweets with "@wisebread" will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)
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