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PHOTO: Some see silver lining despite flailing economy.
New Normal: Silver Lining After Layoff For many, pink slips become permission slips to pursue their true passions.
Quitting
THE NEW NORMAL: Quit?! In a Recession? Some are just walking away despite economic pains.
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Iceland's Incredible Financial Saga How a nation of fisherman became a nation of financiers -- for a while.
online home sales
The Secret to Selling a House A good Web listing can help to sell your house during this down market.
The New Normal: Living With a Pay Cut
Hidden from unemployment data are thousands of workers with slashed salaries.
Saving Strangers from Foreclosure
Short on cash, more Americans practice person-to-person philanthropy
Impulse Buys: Why You Can't Resist
Even during this recession, shoppers are still making those impulse buys.
New Normal: Embrace Inner Cheapskate
Americans are becoming cheap and increasingly proud of it, while saving big.
Are You a Good Saver? 5 Things to Ask
Some of these people are saving half their income -- how much should you save?
New Normal: No More Maternity Leave?
Some working moms take less time off over concerns about family finances.
The New Normal: No More Job Security?
Half think future job security will be worse than before the recession.
The New Normal: Fantasy Mortgages
N.Y. Times economics writer tells how he fell for loan trap he knew was there.
Suze Orman: Tough Talk, Pink Lemonade
In a New York park, "Money Lady" shares lessons and lemonade at the "Suze Stand"
The Best Bank Account for You
Advice from "Good Morning America" contributor Mellody Hobson.
The Top 7 Deals If You Have the Money
For those with cash to burn, industry experts say there are deals to be had.
Recession Slicks Aisle for Runaway Bridesmaids
More cash-strapped bridesmaids are skipping the (wedding) party.
Mellody's Money Tips
VIDEO: Mellody Hobson looks at the way we use credit cards.
Mellody Hobson looks at the way we use credit cards.
VIDEO: Mellody Hobson kicks off this special series with tips on how to make cash.
Mellody Hobson kicks off this special series with tips on how to make cash.
Job Club: Tory Johnson
VIDEO: Tory Johnson suggests 5 ways to freelance for more cash.
Tory Johnson suggests 5 ways to freelance for more cash.
VIDEO: Entrepreneurs Open Up to Tory Johnson
Three women talk to Tory about their budding businesses.
The New Normal: Recession Trends
What exactly is the American Dream?
Is the American Dream Dead? "Ozzie and Harriet" lived modestly, now we idolize "Gossip Girl," "The Hills."
America's Top 9 Favorite Recession Foods Forget those fancy dinners out, Americans are buying frozen pizza and Oreos.
Stores youll miss - Circuit City, Steve & Barry?s, Pontiac, Mervyn?s, and Bennigan?s
Goodbye, Buys: Top 7 Brands You'll Miss Some are mourning the demise of these companies and brand names.
Will Poor Economy Kill the American Mall? The nation's second-largest mall owners file for bankruptcy today.
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The New Normal: Giving Back
Meeting of America's Richest About 'Need,' Attendee Says
When the world's richest people meet, what do they talk about?
Not All Bad: Meet the 'Recession Angels'
Secret millionaire donates her fortune.
Mystery Donor: Who Is Giving Millions to Colleges?
Philanthropy experts and cops detail how to unravel the anonymous donor mystery.
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