I’ve seen my share of stressful times in the U.S. over the years, Vietnam, assassinations, oil embargoes, the technology bubble, and 9/11. I’m just a humble shoe store owner but this much I believe, we will adjust to the current economic situation as we have to all crises. One thing is certain however, “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” and although Bob Dylan wrote the words to reflect a different era there’s a lot that still relates.
Oh yes, one other thing I’ve learned is that when times are tough it’s natural to want to do something to make ourselves feel better, that’s human nature. Treating ourselves to something special is one way we accomplish that. If you’re feeling the financial funk why not try treating yourself to something you’ve been denying yourself like a great pair of shoes for instance. You may be surprised to find that not only will it make you feel good you’ll look better too.