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Financial crisis has lasting effects
Financial crisis has lasting effects © Norman Chan/

The financial crisis of 2008 left millions of people unemployed or evicted from their homes. The federal government was compelled to bail out major big banks, and stock markets around the world saw drastic downturns.

That dramatic change in the financial stability of millions of Americans and businesses has had a lasting effect. In the five years since, consumers have adjusted their attitudes and behaviors regarding spending, saving, borrowing and investing, and every sector of the financial industry has experienced changes ranging from new, government-issued regulations to self-imposed safeguards.

Five years after the crisis, here's how things have changed for people in every segment of the financial industry.


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