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In the years following the Great Depression, the U.S. economy was in shambles. Families couldn't get loans, banks were shutting down, and Americans had to tighten their budgets to make ends meet. Sound familiar?

Even during those tough times, consumers managed to get loans and credit by using another financial institution.

Today, tough times return and the resource consumers used nearly a century ago is still around today. One expert called it the best kept secret in this financial meltdown. Find out how to get the money you need in my "More Bang for Your Buck" report tonight at 5 p.m. - Terrell Brown