While dealing with this winter weather and absorbing today’s mixed economic news, it’s easy to get mired in negativity. The Motley Fool put together a list of 50 reasons why we should all be happy.
We find number 32 particularly interesting:
“Incomes have grown so much faster than food prices that the average American household now spends less than half as much of its income on food as it did in the 1950s. Relative to wages, the price of food has declined more than 90% since the 19th century, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”
The two of us spend a lot of energy reducing our grocery bills and, as a country, we’ve come a long way. Many of these reinforce that we have it good.
That doesn’t mean we should be apathetic, though.