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Recession-Proof Your Wallet
Understanding Finances In 
An Economic Depression
TEMPLATE
Source: PowerTEMPLATES
Category: Financial
Financial Crisis Components
Failure
 of key
 businesses
Declines in 
consumer wealth
Substantial financial
 commitments 
incurred by 
governments
Significant decline in 
economic activity
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Shapes
Growth of the US Housing Bubble
Between 
1997
 and 
2006
, the price 
of the typical American house 
increased by 124%
124
% 
INCREASE
Housing Prices
:  
peaked in early 2005
started to decline in 2006
may not yet have hit bottom
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Geography
Source: PowerICONS
Category: Real Estate
Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights
Limits how credit card companies can charge consumers, but does 
not include price controls, rate caps, or fee setting
Cardholders deserve protections against 
arbitrary interest rate increases
Cardholders who pay on time should not 
be penalized
Cardholders should be protected from due 
date gimmicks and misleading terms
Vulnerable consumers should be protected 
from fee-heavy subprime credit cards
Congress should provide better oversight 
of the credit card industry
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Financial
Financial Perspective
Determine 
Spending Habits 
Over Last 2 Years
Access Current 
Financial Status 
and Wealth
Create Realistic 
Long Term 
Financial Goals
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Arrows
Sustainability Success
SPEND LESS
SAVE MORE
SUSTAINABLE 
FUTURE
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Financial
Source: PowerICONS
Category: Symbols
Wade Gordon 
– Financial Consultant
Direct: 800-123-4567 x8989
wg@wgfinancialconsultants.com
www.wgfinancialconsultants.com 
Source: PowerGRAPHICS
Category: Shapes
Source: PowerICONS
Category: Symbols