5. In our personal lives, we sometimes need to react to changes in our economic environment. Thinking about your own budget,

describe how a change in an economic variable (such as a change in income, employment, interest rates, or prices) from

within the last year either has impacted or could impact your personal life and finances. If the trend continues over the next

year or two, what predictions could you make about further impacts to your personal life and finances?

[Write your response to question 5 here.]

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