What to do with $1,000 now

Given the uncertain economic picture, you probably have a chunk of change squirreled away. Here's how to best use that cash.

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Do some good
Wish you could turn $1,000 into something tangible for a worthy cause? These three charities get top ratings from charitynavigator.org. Your money could ...

1. ... restore 5 acres of Louisiana wetlands restored for wildlife The Conservation Fund.

2. ... buy 13 work uniforms for homeless people Coalition for the Homeless.

3. ... supply 8,000 vitamin A capsules for needy children overseas Vitamin Angels.

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Last updated October 18 2010: 2:02 PM ET
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