The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and the ensuing recession have forced Americans to change their lives in ways large and small. It's a world of "new normals," with more belt-tightening, less income and, in many cases, a newfound gratitude for the most basic human comforts: family, home and health.
ABCNews.com asked readers to tell us how they're adapting to today's economic conditions and they didn't hold back. Here's a selection of some of their responses.
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