Have You Been More Mindful of Your Money Recently?

It's clear the economy is on everyone's minds lately — I can't hop in a cab these days without the driver asking me if I think we're headed for another Depression. While there's nothing I can do to predict the fate of our financial system, it makes me feel more in control to protect what I have and try to save more in uncertain times like these.

Foolishly, I've even caught myself checking my bank accounts a bit more often just because it makes me feel better to know my money is safe. On a more productive note, I've also been watching my spending more carefully and putting more consideration in to every purchase. Have recent economic events made you more mindful of your money?