April 14, 2009
Posted: 2301 GMT
Today President Obama gave an important speech that said nothing new but did it very elegantly. He reminded us where the crises had come from, what was being done and his vision for the future. It was refreshingly honest as he admitted, again, that this crises would not be over soon. So I asked you What changes have YOU made in your everday life – here are some of your responses – add more below)
craigeyles@richardquest one change: have noticed the rise in take away foods in Aust. Cut down on conglomerate take outs.
Luzy_M@richardquest Im more conscious now when it comes to spend money,I think twice, Most of the times I end up by not spending
demetriusmartin@richardquest straight up coffee instead of a latte!
spartanmensrea@richardquest i would have put off graduate school. My dad won't retire so he can pay for me to get my Law Degree. Makes me feel selfish
MichaelDCC@richardquest when going out I also pack some food to go.
squawkbox@richardquest I'm finding that I'm spending mostly the same on daily purchases but I've put off larger purchases until things are better.
MsJG@richardquest One change: I'm still a coffee snob, but am making my own macchiatos & mochas at home instead of buying them @ the shop.
quantumobserver@richardquest – Hi Richard, definetly searching for bargain hotels online for my business trips and being creative on my cooking. Regard ...
imjustlooking@richardquest Changes made? No vacation during past two years ... need it though .. want to visit Ireland badly ...
nut_freemom@richardquest Focusing on sense not dollars, keeping family activities low key and close to home. Not so much "flim flammery!" 🙂
spaceshippartic@richardquest buy less of everything and redesign old outfits instead of buying new ones
reddevil10_nj@richardquest for a young indian like me it has been a reminder about the cyclicality of the economy.
monalia@richardquest we are profiting from the crisis; the shop next door went under so we are renting the space because our business is expanding.
olevvaher@richardquest Does not work from 8:30AM to 5.00PM, I am a freelance
NJTonlineI'm resurrecting my old clothes, darning them as required and reintroducing the 'retro look' to my friends. It's catching on.