Writing about money? Try this handy Recession Sentence Builder

It can be challenging to write about the same topic for months/years on end without repeating yourself. And coming up with new and exciting angles about the recession is next to impossible (type the word "recession" into Google and you come up with more than 49 million hits!) So, to make things easier for you, I've created this handy Recession Sentence Builder. Think of it as a depressing version of Mad Libs. Using the Recession Sentence Builder is easy. Simply pick a word from each category and call it done. For example, I think that "The fiscal turmoil is stabilizing" would make one heck of a good headline. Give it a try—there are 512 possible combinations!

Kim McGrigg is the former Manager of Community and Media Relations for MMI.

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