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Five years on, readers reflect on how financial crisis changed their lives

In the five years since the financial crisis began, many Canadians are still struggling to recover from lost business, lost jobs and lost retirement savings. As part of our look back at the 2008 financial crisis, we asked Globe and Mail readers to relate what has changed in their own lives.

Here's what they said:

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