Hard Times: A Newsround Special
17 March 2013 Last updated at 10:11 GMT
In the last few years the country has been in and out of recession, people have been losing jobs and families have been struggling with money.
Newsround's Ricky has been looking into how kids in the UK have been hit by the recession for a special programme called Hard Times.
Make sure you check it out at 5.00pm on the CBBC Channel on Monday 18 March.