Every time I see articles like this and this and this, it makes me a little more paranoid. And I just need to get over it. My job is pretty secure at the moment, no one in our building has been laid off (minus my two bosses but that was due to poor performance, not budget cuts!) and there are no intentions on it. I have an Emergency Fund to take care of things in case of a layoff, and if I can't afford my place any longer, I can move in with boyfriend. Of course, this is worst case scenario...but still!
I think these articles are good because they bring awareness to the economy and the situation, reminding us that we need to cut back. And boy, let me tell you I have done that! I don't feel the economic crunch except my credit card company raised my APR by 2 points...grrr. That's fine, just more motivation to get it paid off fast, right?
Anyway, I'm just going to continue to do what I do. Save 10%, pay 20% towards debt. If I continue at that pace, I should be fine. I'm a lucky girl, since I've been with boyfriend I've NEVER had to worry about money. Even at our lowest point, God has always taken care of us. I'm going to continue with my strategy and with a positive attitude. I suggest you do the same.