Things are looking up, up and away!

| Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

I’m no economist. I also sometimes have every intention of reading  the Wall Street Journal online but accidentally go to Facebook instead.This doesn’t mean I don’t know a thing or two about the economy which, in my option, is slowly heading in the right direction. I feel like I should insert a disclaimer here because I know most of what I’m about to tell you is not based on any real facts or statistics, just my own personal research. Here’s what I mean:

Have you been to the mall at all since Thanksgiving? If you have you probably had as much trouble as I did finding a parking spot and maneuvering around the busy stores. You probably also stood in very long lines at the food court (or if you were at Bellevue Square you stood in a very long line at either PF Changs or the Cheesecake Factory). To me this means that people are spending money and that’s a good sign.

Have you paid attention to all the vacations people are taking lately? If you haven’t been on Facebook you might be clueless but I swear every time I get on Facebook (ok, not every time because that would literally be a massive amount) I read people’s status updates talking about their vacations. To me this means people have a little extra money to spend and that’s another good sign.

Jobs are back in style. The unemployment rate (according to the Seattle Times and not my own research) has dropped to the lowest point since February of 2009. And to me, that is the most critical piece and probably the best sign of all.

So to recap, lots of people are spending money at the malls, eating out in restaurants, taking vacations and working. They are also buying houses (thank you to all my wonderful clients), donating to charities and participating in more recreational activities. Unless I’m living in some kind of weird bubble, I’m sure you have noticed the same. So let’s keep up the good spending, I mean let’s keep up the good work! I love blogging about good news.

Happy Holidays!

 

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  1. Ginger says:

    yep, have been thinking the same! and great minds think alike so it must be true.

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