Backpage.com's Top Recession Medicines

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If you're sick with the recession bug, try these reliable remedies for well-being

Backpage.com, a leader in online classified listings, offers 10 ways to help you beat the recession blues.

10- Sports savings: A day at the ballpark is chicken soup for your soul, and though $10 beers won't do much to help lessen the financial burden imposed by a down economy, Backpage.com's listing of affordable game tickets certainly will.

9- Updating your digs: No matter the size of your checking account, your immediate environment determines your outlook. If the current cave isn't cutting it, let the light shine in with new décor, remodeling projects, or design consultation using Backpage.com's home services listings.

8- Getting your game on: Nothing clears the head like exercise, so let Backpage.com help you join a team or find affordable lessons for that cure-all we call 'sweat'.

7- Going green already: The gas guzzler is still in the shop and you're developing a nervous tick from the onslaught of hybrid car commercials and cocktail party conversations. For a kinder, gentler 'Vrooommmm', check out Backpage.com's car listings.

6- Singing a happy song: Music is recession-proof, so whether you're looking to front a rock band, find great concert tickets, learn the clarinet, or buy some new (and used) records, Backpage.com is your complete source for all things melodious.

5- Starting a hobby: From sewing quilts to stamp collecting, Backpage.com has all the clubs, trade shows, and ingredients for the curious pastimes that keep some of us busy. And keeping busy is a big part of your defense against the recession.

4- Selling your worthless sh… uh, stuff: It's hard to part with that wooden coffee table featuring the drunken carvings of most your friends and many people you wouldn't recognize on the street, but someone out there wants it for $10. Backpage.com has the web's most comprehensive garage sale listings in your area.

3- Finding a part time job…or any job, for that matter: Money is money, and beggars can't be choosers. From on-call banquet serving to call center cubicle gigs, Backpage.com can help you find the extra green you need.

2- Adopting a sycophant: Face it; you need a 'yes man' in your life. If you have a snausage and a computer, yours is only a click away on Backpage.com. The down economy is rough on everyone, and as a result, many pets are suffering too. Be a good boy or girl and adopt a new buddy!

1- Loving and Dating: If misery loves company, then everyone should be hooking up these days, including you. Backpage.com features a vast selection of personal classifieds. Perhaps the white-laced, PTA-meeting-attending, settle-down life mate is what you're looking for; or maybe you want nothing more than to spend an otherwise lonely afternoon with a complete stranger who is also lonely and looking for one thing and one thing only: the damn 'play' button so you two crazy kids can get set off the Star Trek date movie marathon you've been dreaming about your whole life.

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