Living With Less – The Human Side of the Recession – Economy – The New York Times

Living With Less – The Human Side of the Recession – Economy – The New York Times.

I came across this from the NY Times this morning and also listened to an NPR podcast talking about the EFFECTS of the downturn on real people.  

I have blogged before about the potential "upsides" of the recession being a return to a more modest lifestyle.  But the fact of the  matter is that many are not being given a choice, but rather are being forced into a new way of living.  People being laid off daily.  Portfolio's down 25-50%.  Interest rates at low points.  This perfect economic storm has created major pain for many people.

I don't have an editorial comment today.   Just wanted to help make us aware of the opportunities we might have to lend a helping hand.  For they are plenty.

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