@hannamyluv Thanks for sharing your very open, honest, and insightful perspective on the subject of Adsense and business in general. Remove the concept of Adsense from your post and much of it is still applicable to the whole concept of being in business as well as taking sensible steps to recession-proof your private economy. The whole mortgage crisis was created by people who decided to live outside their means (coupled with banking policies designed specifically to help those people hang themselves). I subscribe to a similar life strategy as you in many regards and, while it doesn't guarantee that there won't be bumps in the road, it does help keep those bumps to a manageable size. Thanks again.