Dollar Matters: What Are You Scared Of?

We all have financial fears, and we all have ways of dealing with them. Sometimes we are concerned about mistakes we have made, or we are fearful of what the financial future holds — for ourselves and the economy. Here are some great posts around the web, related to some of the things that might be worrying you:

What Are Your Financial Regrets?

Roshawn Watson at Watson Inc offers a look at financial regrets, and how they can affect you. The good news is that you can learn from your mistakes.

Scared Broke

Jennifer at addresses all of the ways companies try to scare us into buying their products. If you live in fear of the latest…whatever…there is always someone available to sell you something to get rid of it.

If Stocks Go to Zero…

Michael James offers a look at what could happen if stocks go to zero. He also adds a measure of sanity to the discussion, pointing out how difficult it would be for stocks to go to zero — and he offers a reality check about the actual usefulness of gold.

What’s Really Causing the Down Economy?

This somewhat tongue in cheek post from Financially Poor talks about how we can help the economy be going back to the debt fueled consumerism that helped our rapid growth in earlier years. A great look at why we’re in so much trouble now.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Flexo at Consumerism Commentary offers a brief look at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was approved in the recent financial reform law. He points out that the assumed head of the agency, Elizabeth Warren, has a history of helping consumers. But does that mean we can stop worrying?

Survival Finance

Clare at MoneyEnergy looks at what you need to survive the current economic conditions. Learn how to create a financial survival plan that can help you now — and in the future.

Other Financial Posts

Here are a few more posts from around the web, for your reading pleasure.

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  1. says

    Fear is an interesting theme for a roundup. So many of our decisions in finance and politics are driven by fear. Thanks for the mention.

  2. Chad says

    Interesting post. Fear is an interesting thing. I have recently had to deal with investing fear. I have not been happy with some of the assets I currently hold inside of my savings and retirement accounts. I have begun to research how i could use my accounts to invest in alternative investments such as real estate, private companies and promissory notes.

    I located a company and some information regarding this at, However, this is a new concept to me and fear has been a real issue.

    I guess the real decision has to be am I more afraid to make the move and do something or more afraid of what will happen long-term to my accounts if I sit back and do nothing.

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