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Your six biggest money fears
MONEY Magazine: We all worry about money. Problem is, we're scared of the wrong things. Find out why your biggest money worries may be misplaced -- and start building an action plan for the events that should really concern you.

Fear No.1 You die young
Real danger: You're disabled and can't work. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: Money 101: Life insurance
Fear No.2 The stock market crashes
Real danger: Decades of mediocre returns. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: Fund screener
Fear No.3 The economy collapses
Real danger: The U.S. juggernaut stalls. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: Economic indicators
Fear No.4 Your job is outsourced
Real danger: You're obsolete. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: Job finder
Fear No.5 The housing bubble pops
Real danger: You're in over your head. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: How much house can you afford?
Fear No.6 Your identity is stolen
Real danger: Your credit report is full of errors. »»
RESOURCERESOURCE: Mission: Security
reader poll: what's your biggest fear?
 You die young  Your job is outsourced
 The stock market crashes  The housing bubble pops
 The economy collapses  Your identity is stolen

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.