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How to Regain Control Over Your Personal Finances Turn off the news of financial doom-and-gloom and focus on keeping your personal microeconomics in order.

By J.D. Roth

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Everywhere I turn, I see tales of financial doom and gloom. The stock market is crashing! The dollar is inflating! Oil is peaking and homes are foreclosing! If you listen to the breathless media, it's 2008 all over again.

Maybe it is, and maybe it isn't. I don't know. What I do know is that I've learned from my mistakes in past meltdowns. Today I'm able to sleep well at night because whatever happens to the national economy, my personal economy is on solid ground.

You may not be able to sway economic policy in Washington, but you can build a strong personal economy by following financial fundamentals like these:

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