It took 18 months for many of the 8 million Americans who lost their jobs in the 2008 financial crisis to find work again.

Today, 36 million Americans are suddenly unemployed. How long could it take for them to find paychecks again?

5 years? 10 years. 20 years?

Watch the video above for answers. Get expert advice on how you can prepare financially for decades of downturn.