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FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, a woman watches the sunset from a park in Kansas City, Mo. 2020 is barely halfway over.  The Great Recession inspired many money lessons that are relevant for the current coronavirus-related economic downturn. If you’re feeling financially squeezed by the pandemic, explore actions that experts have suggested and taken to overcome obstacles in the previous financial crisis.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Millennial Money: 6 Great Recession lessons that still apply

Aug. 25, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

The Great Recession demolished jobs across the U.S., and it eventually came for mine, too. After graduating in 2009, I worked four months as an entry-level executive assistant at a nonprofit before being laid off. I had limited financial knowledge, a short work history and a lot to prove to break into the field...