How has the Recession impacted your family?

How has the Recession impacted your family?

With news outlets reporting that the recession actually ended back in June 2009, we thought it would be a good time to ask about the recession’s impact on your family.  So here is last week’s United Families International Poll question of the week.  We asked our UFI readers:

Has the recession been a positive or a negative thing for your family’s relationships as a whole?

Here’s the result:

Positive                                               18 percent

Negative                                             65 percent

No change                                          17 percent

We’ll leave the question of whether or not the recession has ended up to the economic experts, but after viewing the UFI reader poll responses—65 percent of you felt your family and its relationships have not fared well—we wondered if there might be some kind of “silver lining” to the dark clouds of this current economic situation.  Below are some links to articles that share some positive things that can come when families face economic hard times.

Five Reasons Why a Recession Can be a Good thing

7 Reasons Why the Recession is Good for You

10 Good Things About Our Bad Economy

10 Reasons Why the Recession Will Benefit America

Recession Will Lead to Stronger Marriages

Why the Recession is a Good Thing:  Suze Orman

1Comment
  • Kym
    Posted at 00:33h, 28 September Reply

    Financially, the recession has not been good for my family. However, there are some upsides. We are now more conscious of grocery prices and are careful to take advantage of good offers, cutting about 20% off our food bill. Additionally, we waste less food, which is good for the environment and a more respectful stewardship of our resources. We are also more aware of what is truly valuable in our lives, which includes each other, our health, our friends and family, and having a roof over our heads.

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