Tag: great recession

What We Need to Learn From the Great Recession

A couple months ago, I read an article called, “What the Great Depression Did That This Recession Won’t“. It’s a fascinating article comparing two of the biggest economic crisis’s of the last 100 years: the Great Depression and the recent Great Recession. While the author, Morgan Housel, was right to point out it’s still too …

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Tips for surviving the Great Recession & donation challenge

Yesterday while I was reading early-retirement.org forums I stumbled upon this post on how more people are being forced into early retirement and early social security. In the post someone linked to this NBC Special called America Now: Friends and Neighbors. I was extremely moved by this video and it really struck a cord with …

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How People Survived the Great Depression

My grandparents would be the first to admit that living through the depression was tough. Extremely tough! So much so that is revolutionized the way they lived. Even beyond 1945 this era changed their life forever, and is how they live today. Recently, my family and I went home to visit them and talked to …

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Surviving the Great Recession – Interview with Amanda

Last week, on one of the comments on the book review of “The New Frugality”, I was really struck by the comment Amanda left on how the economy has affected her and her family. She talked about how her husband lost his job and was unemployed for a year, and it got me thinking that …

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