Oh yes, the GFC has affected me. Here's my response. Long story.
Saw it coming several years ago. Liquidated everything I owned into what I have now. A bank is persuing me for 12K .. much of which belongs to “fees and charges” ... Tiny bikkies, really, given the multi Billions lost. If they can extract 12K of potential out of me .. then that might be an interesting challenge.
A Jackson Pollock scribble in paint was was worth $au12 million to some Art Gallery funded by local Gummimt .... heh.