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Recession-Proof Your Life

12 ways to recession-proof your life The economy and the markets may be in for a hard fall. Here's how you and your family can land safely. more
Where to put your money now
Which options offer the best outlook over the next couple of years? Emerging markets funds to capitalize on a weak dollar? A large-cap stock fund that can ride out problems with the economy? How about bond funds or CDs? (more)

8 ways to recession-proof your job
Worried your employer might cut your position in a downturn? Fortune's Anne Fisher offers tips to help you avoid the ax, and how to keep your career afloat if you don't. (more)

Beating foreclosure: Who to call
Homeowners in trouble have to wade through many options to see whether they qualify for any assistance from their lender. (more)

Refinancing: Only for the privileged few
Sure, now is a great time to refinance - that is, if you can still qualify. Here is what lenders are looking for. (more)

Buy a house now - or wait?
You want to buy a home but are scared to take the plunge in a crumbling market. Here's how to think it through. (more)

Don't let a recession wreck your retirement
With the 'R' word looming, a lot of investors are ready to jump ship to shield their retirement. Look before you leap, says Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave. (more)

Great time to buy
The market is down, which means it could be a good time to purchase stocks. (more)

Rocky market, smart strategies
Indexing and dollar-cost averaging are always sound approaches to long-term investing, but right now they're especially timely. (more)

Your stocks: Riding out a recession
The outlook isn't as bad as many investors fear, and there are ways to keep your investing plan on track. Money Magazine's Michael Sivy has a plan for defensive investing. (more)

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