We know of only one sure-fire way for you to make money in these uncertain economic times—winning the mental_floss financial crisis t-shirt contest.

We're offering a $125 bailout to the person who comes up with the best recession-themed shirt idea. Now, this isn't an easy assignment. Take a look at our other shirts to get a sense of the right tone—none of those are overly depressing (well, except this one). Slogans like "I lost my job and my house and all I have left is this lousy t-shirt" are probably too gloomy.

Email your ideas to flossytees@gmail.com. If there's an entry that we deem shirt-worthy, we'll announce it in the coming weeks.