As Christmas fast approaches, Americans are still faced with the wretched economy. The economy is still in a turmoil in the United States and it may be questionable as to how we will make the Christmas season a time to help grow the economy instead of further adding to its downfall. Christmas has been far too commercialized in the past and we all love to give and receive gifts. With the economy in a state of dishevel, that gift giving has taken a different turn. People are being cautious and with good reason. We want to make sure we don’t end up in a bad personal economic state. So, how can Americans get the economy moving again during this Christmas season?
How to Help the Economy Grow this Christmas Season:
1. Shop- You have to shop if you want to help the economy to get stronger while you are preparing for the Christmas season. Christmas is one of the biggest seasons for retailers and if we don’t shop as much, stores begin to close. That doesn’t mean that you have to go overboard. You don’t have to go underboard either. You can still shop and get nice things without going into the hole where your money is concerned. Spending for Christmas presents is one of the number one ways in which we can boost the economy this Christmas season.
2. Have Parties- Have your Christmas parties as you would usually have. This is for people having private parties as well as companies having company Christmas parties. It is a great way to boost the economy. People bring things to parties and that means that they are buying things. You have to have food and drinks and even music and decorations for parties and all of these things promote a healthy economy. Again, Christmas shopping is a major time of the year for retailers. In fact, it is their biggest season of all. If we don’t help keep the economy going by keeping up at least a little of our traditions, it could mean more businesses closing their doors after the holiday season is done.
3. Decorate- Many people stopped their normal Christmas routines of decorating when the economy got bad. They didn’t want the extra electric bill that they were getting from running outside Christmas lights. They didn’t have the money to spend on strings of lights and Santa statues for the front year. This was a major blow to the economy during those times. Things are still not great, but they only way they can get better is if we start getting back to our routines. This does not mean that you have to overspend the money that you have. You can still be careful and decorate a little around the inside and outside of the home. This will, unbelievably, help boost the economy a bit. Just getting back a little into old routines can work wonders to help our economy begin to flourish again.
4. Extra Bucks- If you find that you are still paying the price of being a victim of the horrible economy, you can still find ways to earn extra cash to get yourself out of the hole. This will help you during the Christmas season to earn extra money to do the above things and more. We are no longer limited to waiting to see if we got the job or not. There are hundreds upon thousands of money making possibilities on the internet just waiting for you. For instance, I make money writing online articles. You can make money writing reviews or starting up an online store. This can be a very lucrative way to boost the economy this Christmas season.
5. Confidence- It is time that we gained some confidence back. It is hard to do after the tough breaks that so many of us have had to deal with over the last few years. Being confident that things are going to get better is the best way to overcome this slump that seems to have taken hold and doesn’t want to let go. Part of the problem is that people are so afraid to spend that we can’t possibly get back on track. We won’t buy houses because we don’t want to lose them again. We can’t afford to buy things because we don’t have jobs. We don’t have jobs because no one is buying. It’s a vicious circle that we have to break in order to ever see the light of day again. Have a little confidence that things can and will get better. Prices are outrageous on most things. We know that and that is part of the problem as well. Supply and demand has everything to do with the economy being where it is. We have companies willing to supply the products, we have people who would love to demand those products. When we don’t demand the product, the companies don’t need to supply it. When they don’t need to supply it, they start laying people off or downright firing people. Finding confidence about the economy might be hard, but some of us have to start taking the leap in order to get things back on track. One of the best places to start is to start back into some of your old traditions when Christmas time arrives.
The economy is the responsibility of the people of a country, not just the political figure heads. We can point and blame all we want to. Things most definitely need to change for the better. Prices need to come down because they are just far too outrageous. We also need to learn that spending our money is as much a part of the economy as having a job and having open stores are. Once we grasp that and begin to spend a little bit more, we will see a huge change in our overall economy. It gets better one step at a time. If no one takes that first step, we will never get to where we need to go. You can continue to be a part of the problem or start being a part of the solution.