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April 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 167

Let's be honest, the economy is tough. In these difficult times, many families are finding ways to enjoy time together at home. With the median household income on a decline from last year, Americans cannot afford to luxuries they were once accustomed to before the recession and, according to sources, if current economic trends continue, the mere cost of health insurance premiums will surpass the household income in the coming years. Whether we like it or not, the economy impacts families and financial stresses lead to higher divorce rates, declining health, and an assortment of other issues. There are ways that families can combat these issues, strengthen their ties with one another, and enjoy luxuries from the comforts of their own home.

With the unemployment rate at a staggering 9% overall, rising fuel prices and a dim outlook on economic improvement, many American families are tightening their belts straps and cutting corners where they need to in order to stay afloat on these choppy waters. Financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce in the United States and that proves to be true with the 5% (and growing) increase in divorce proceedings across the nation. By taking proper steps to ensure that a family unit stays united and strong, Americans can prevent this issue from impacting them. The average family spends thousands of dollars annually eating out, attending amusement events (such as arcades, parks, and concerts), and attending the movies. Ticket prices for theaters, in particular, have more than doubled in the last decade which makes the luxury an almost impossibility for larger families. As a result, citizens are looking for ways that they can still enjoy the comforts of their once luxurious lifestyles without putting an additional strain on their pocketbooks. Children, after all, have difficulty understanding financial issues and why they have to make adjustments in their lives.

Bringing luxury home is, perhaps, one of the best ways to ensure that a family unit stays strong through the recession. Many companies are offering home theater seating options for consumers in an effort to "bring the movies to life" on their own screen. By investing in furniture and equipment to use at home, families can still participate in their cherished "fun" nights they once had. Restructuring a space in the home, adding furniture, games, and accessories to make it more enjoyable, can add up to a cost savings of thousands of dollars over the course of home ownership and can prevent families from feeling trapped in a bad economy. Add to that the fact that having family time, at home, leads to stronger, longer lasting marriages and happier children who will do better in school and ultimately have stronger families of their own as they grow older. By taking measures into their own hands, families across the states can push through this period of financial unrest in the country and remain strong, happy, and full of life.

By day, Ellison is a consultant for a marketing firm. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, nature, and spending time with her family in Missouri. This article was inspired by Theater Seating Champ, an e-commerce division of the family owned and operated Amini's Galleria who offers affordable home theater seating options for consumers across the globe.

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