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FORECAST 2009
Why the great credit freeze won't turn into the great Depression of 2009.

The economy
Prediction: A continuing recession with a sluggish recovery beginning in the second quarter of the year. more

Your investments
Prediction: Stocks will likely bottom by early 2009. more
Your home
Prediction: Prices may fall another 15% or so before year end. more
Your savings and credit
Prediction: Continued low interest rates on savings but slightly easier credit. more
Your job
Prediction: Unemployment will rise, peaking in the second half of 2009.  more
Your spending
Prediction: Consumer prices will stop rising so fast and some will fall. more
The pros rate 2009
Is the economic glass half empty or half full? The big brains weigh in. more

As the most serious credit crisis in decades rocks your finances, you've got to have questions. Here are the answers.  more
Feeling frustrated? Here's some help that'll keep paying off long after the crisis has passed. more
Money magazine asked several financial experts: What are you doing with your own portfolio in the wake of the financial crisis? more
It's normal to feel insecure while you watch your nest egg dwindle, but there's no reason to panic more
Figure out how well your current plan is preparing you for retirement. more
Tell us how much you make, how much you've got for a down payment, and your debt, and find out how far to stretch when home hunting. more
Find out how long it will take to become debt free and how much you'll pay in interest by making the minimum monthly payments. more
You only have so much money - make sure you're spending it in the right places. more

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