With the economic crisis affecting so many people, many have been forced to consider their priorities. One of the first things that people have had to seriously take a look at is what they spend money on. They have had to stop spending money on things that are not necessary and take up frugal living. Even though this can be a difficult adjustment to make, many people have seen the benefits in doing so.
Couples that have children have been able to readjust their focus on them. Perhaps both parents worked, but one of them has lost their job. Adjusting to a smaller income and being able to be at home with their children has had many benefits.