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Job layoffs, plunging retirement accounts, home foreclosures...the ripples of the recession are affecting us all—which is why money expert Suze Orman says there is no better time to take control of your financial life. "This is the year that will either make you or break you, I'm sorry to say, financially speaking," she says. "This is the year that we are going to have to be dealing with what happened last year in the economy."

If you have questions about debt, savings, real estate or retirement, Suze has put the answers in her new book, Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe and Sound. "It's going to give you the foundation to deal with everything that has happened last year and set you up so you can deal with it in the future years because it's not over quite yet," Suze says.

Read an excerpt of Suze's book.
FROM: Best Life Week: Your Money Plan 2009
Published on January 22, 2009
Please note: This is general information and is not intended to be legal advice. You should consult with your own financial advisor before making any major financial decisions, including investments or changes to your portfolio, and a qualified legal professional before executing any legal documents or taking any legal action. Harpo Productions, Inc., OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Communications LLC and their affiliated companies and entities are not responsible for any losses, damages or claims that may result from your financial or legal decisions.


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