No need to feel bad about being financially challenged these days. Everyone I know is struggling. They have fewer clients, charge smaller fees, and downgrade the jobs they accept. I know it's tough, especially on the ego. However, at the end of the day it's all about being healthy and happy.
I responded to this financial crisis by tweaking my business too. Instead of sourcing one-of-a-kind or expensive objects, I tried to find things that I would proudly want to display in my home- the bonus being that they weren't costly.
Check out my site www.tweak99.com to see some of my favorite finds.