Over the past year and a half, we've heard all the negative things about the Recession: lost jobs, a mortgage crisis, a demolished stock market, etc. But lets try to look for some positives. Did the Recession force you to become more thrifty? Is your new found frugality something that you will carry throughout the rest of your life? A lot of institutions, including federal ones, have absorbed many assets that they want to desperately get rid and are willing to sell at a deep discount to its value. Is anyone out there buying this stuff?(foreclosed homes, repossessed cars, etc) What valuable opportunities are you out there taking advantage of?