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"Happy Talk" about today's economy…need a lift?

In the September 2009 edition of his economic newsletter, Tea Leaf, Jeff Thredgold shares a lot of good news.
a_smalltealeaf.gifIn fact, over 40 bullet points of things to celebrate from 2008 and 2009 covering the gamet from crime reduction, health improvement, productivity, charitable giving…the works!

Read the list and I promise you’ll be feeling better by the end.

One of my favorites:
Men’s contribution to housework has doubled over the past 40 years, while their time spent on child care has tripled

Housework.jpgMy inner skeptic immediately wondered how much they were helping in 1969. Does doubling that much amount to much? Sorry, guys, just wondering. ‘-)

BTW…Jeff is one of the two economists I follow regularly. Plain talk. Makes sense.

So, what is your good news!

About the Author
Linda Keith CPA is an expert in credit risk readiness and credit analysis. She trains banks and credit unions throughout the United States, both in-house and in open-enrollment sessions, on Tax Return and Financial Statement Analysis. She is in the trenches with lenders, analysts and underwriters helping them say "yes" to good loans. Creator of the Tax Return Analysis Virtual Classroom at, she speaks at banking associations on risk management, lending and director finance topics.