THROUGHOUT FLORIDA, COMMUNITIES WERE WALLOPED BY THE FINANCIAL CRISIS. BUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FELL THE HARDEST DURING THE GREAT RECESSION.
Steve McQuilkin, SMCQUILKIN@NEWS-PRESS.COM
Published 8:00 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2018 | Updated 12:12 p.m. ET Feb. 15, 2018
Sue Cesare remembers how brutal the Great Recession was – how it took nearly everything she had.
She was an independent facilitator and trainer in the automotive industry making an average of $80,000 a year but working about six months. That left her time to travel, time to paint.
Sue Cesare was comfortably middle class until the recession hit.
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She would go to the Detroit Auto Show, corporate Christmas parties, and get wined and dined.
“It was a great job,” said Cesare, now 64. “It was a career. … it was a wonderful lifestyle.”
In August 2007, it all came to a jarring halt.
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