Fix it. Paint it. Repair it. Weed it by hand instead of buying Round-up. Collect rain water for you garden. Basically, when your money is in short supply and your time is long, use your time and don't spend the money.
Voting early and often may be out of the question, but if you've got the time why not make yourself useful and give your elected representatives an earful. Now is the time to make your voice heard as our timid politicians tip-toe around and hope for the best.
Apply these rules starting now to your particular situation, needs and environs. We can get through this if we start thinking and acting more deliberately and cut out those institutions that only want our money and have never cared a whit about us.