Recession Depression You hear about it in the news constantly. Everyone is broke, there is no money or jobs. Everything sucks. It has sucked for a long time and will continue to suck in the future. My question is: Has the economy affected you and how? Luckily for me, I was slightly prepared. I had savings when I lost my job (I didn't actually lose it, but I am not working anywhere NEAR 40 hours a week, so It's pretty much like working part time on the weekends) Anyways, Since things have gotten really bad my life has changed significantly. I have had to find new ways to make money to supplement the income I get from work. Because I cannot afford to live off of available entry level jobs (Its REALLY REALLY expensive to live where I live). I do whatever I can ( Legally) to make ends meet. Overall, It hasn't been that bad for me - I am happy about the way things are going, and am not part of the shared, depressive mindset that seems to be common to many Americans. It has been quite a learning experience, I am doing many things that I never thought I could do as well as living in a way that far different than I was before.