This Wednesday, June 13, 2012 photo shows Michael Bobic, who lost his job as a political science professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2011, outside the Galilean Baptist Church in White Hall, W.Va., where he teaches a money management course. When the government reported that the Great Recession claimed nearly 40 percent of Americans' wealth, the figure alarmed economists. But for families across the country, the numbers merely confirm that they are not alone. (AP Photo/Vicki Smith)