Recession survival guide



We may not be standing in bread lines, but more and more people are lying awake at night worried about their jobs, their money and their future. This week, the Chicago Tribune is dedicated to helping you navigate these tough times. Each day, our reporters and in-house experts will give you tools to survive different aspects of this financial crisis.

10 steps to a better family budget

January 4, 2009

CHART YOUR FAMILY'S FINANCES

10 steps to a better family budget

Take heart: 2009 marks an ideal time to take hold of your finances and create a family budget that gives you fiscal peace and a clear list of spending and saving goals for the months ahead.

Recession-proof your job

January 5, 2009

PROTECT YOURSELF

Recession-proof your job

5 steps to workplace security.

The job of finding a job

January 6, 2009

NEW JOBS CAN BE FOUND, EVEN IN A RECESSION

The job of finding a job

5 tips for the hunt

Tune out hysteria to build your wealth

January 7, 2009

CONSIDER RISK IN INVESTING DECISIONS

Gail MarksJarvis: Tune out hysteria to build your wealth

5 tips on recession investing

As economy sinks,  scam artists rise

January 8, 2009

BEWARE OF THE SCAMMER

As economy sinks, scam artists rise

5 tips on avoiding scams

How to save for college during a recession

January 9, 2009

ASSESS SAVINGS, SEEK AID

Gail MarksJarvis: How to save for college during a recession

5 tips on saving for education

Consumers find it harder to get, keep credit

January 10, 2009

EXPERTS: WATCH BALANCES, CHECK SCORE

Consumers find it harder to get, keep credit

5 tips on maintaining credit

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