Economists are saying the recession is over. Bull hockey! Maybe the stock market is recovering and bankers are smiling, but you and I both know America still has a long row to hoe before the little people see blue skies again (you should excuse the mixed metaphor).
We all know people who've been unemployed so long they've given up. Our early enthusiasm for frugal living has turned into frugal fatigue. And it's been heaven knows how long since dining out didn't eat up our entire food budget. (Again, apologies for the bad pun.)
So next time you hear the economy is getting better, just think about FreeShipping.org's
10 signs the recession is over. In fact, we had a hard time limiting ourselves to just 10!
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