Karl Reese

“I think we are heading toward one. From what I can see in the neighborhoods, it’s hitting a lot of people. I would probably give up my cell phone.”

Luis Garcia

“Honestly, with the upcoming elections and everything that is coming up right now, in all honesty, we’re in for a change. Change is always good, sometimes. If we get a good president, I see us not having a recession at all. [As for sacrificing] I usually will have a snack, like a small piece of cheesecake. I’ve done that almost every week. But with prices going up, I’d rather put that in the gas tank than in my stomach.”

Rosalind Reese

“I think we’re heading toward a recession. I’m not really a luxury person. I don’t use a cell phone, and I don’t really drive, so I think maybe-giving up eating out.”

Marie Carlisle

“I think there is a possibility we are heading toward one. I don’t have cable, I don’t get my nails done, and I might get my hair done less often. I might go out to eat less often with my family.”

Jennifer Nixon-Garcia

“Absolutely. You can’t afford gas to go to work nowadays, so absolutely we’re in a recession. What I would give up, probably, would be going out to breakfast, coffee-just my daily luxuries that help to get me by week to week.”

Chanal Carlisle

“I would give up TV and maybe recycle more for global warming. Sometimes, I think we are in a recession because gas prices are extremely high, and are getting higher.”