The recession has affected the everyday lives of Americans in ways large and small, from foreclosures and lost jobs to less cash for food and dinners out. Such changes are creating a "new normal" -- Americans are learning to cope with their new financial circumstances with various strategies. What's yours? How are you tightening your spending? Are you taking on odd jobs to help make ends meet? Did you move in with relatives to save on housing costs? What is your "new normal"?
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