BOSTON -- T-shirt entrepreneur Bert Jacobs said today that "lifeis good" is not just a slogan but a philosophy that helps him andhis colleagues make the world a better place.

"See the glass as half full," he advised attendees at America'sCredit Union Conference and Expo, where he gave the keynoteaddress.

Jacobs, who began by selling t-shirts in the street and now runs amulti-million dollar company, said money is a tool to help people.He talked more about his company's efforts to raise money fororganizations that help children than about business.

"I realized early on we can do more to make money," he said."Business is a tool to help others."

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