The financial news is definately troubling and the markets are all over the place but that is what makes this the ideal time to evaluate your finances and where you want to go. Depending on your goals, you might be able to find some good deals out there in the stock market. Confidence in the market is so low that even companies with good fundamentals are selling at bargain prices. However, before you go bargain shopping be sure you do your research and know what you are buying. As volatile as the market is right now, you might want to hold off until the market stabilizes, even if you don't get rock bottom prices.
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