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Top Ten Surprising Benefits to an Economic Meltdown
(submitted by Stephen H)
You finally have a use for that Y2K stockpile.
The list of banks you owe money to has gotten smaller.
Others: forelorn memories of retirement and college funds. You: loving memories of profligate spending and wasteful indulgences
The rediculously over priced house you couldn't afford is now only a moderately over priced house that you can't afford.
(Oops I did it again.)
Friends know you can't pay them back yet and stop bugging you.
"Honey, this birthday trinket says I love you enough to put big present money toward the mortgage and save our house."
Now that the neighbor can't afford gas, he won't be revving his engine at 2 AM.
The balance in your 401K is closer to Bill Gates' than it's ever been.
If you're a plumber named Joe, you get alot of free publicity.
Less news coverage of Britney spears
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