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Did the economic meltdown of 2008-2009 change how you handle your finances? Have some of your financial priorities and beliefs shifted as well? Money magazine wants to know.

For a forthcoming story in the magazine, we'd like to interview people about how the downturn of two years ago changed people's lives – and how it didn't. After the economy and the markets collapsed, did you vow to change your personal financial behavior – and did you follow through on those resolutions? Did you change all of your habits? Some of them? Are you back where you started? Wherever you fall, we'd like to know.

What are you doing differently today, and what are you doing the same? Maybe you reevaluated your priorities, choosing a walk in the park over a walk in the mall. Maybe you changed the way you save, budget and invest. Or maybe you tried to tweak those financial behaviors, but found it too difficult. Old habits die hard.

We want to know about everything: the changes that stuck, the ones that didn't, and what your attitudes toward money are like today. Are you finding unexpected benefits or disadvantages? If you have kids, we'd like to know what it's been like for them, too.

If you're interested in sharing your experience and advice in the pages of Money, please fill out this brief, confidential form. None of the information you supply here will be published unless you give us the okay in a follow-up interview.


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Home town/city and state

Phone number and email (so we can reach you for a follow-up interview)


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