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Got Recession?

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Nervous about a bull on Wall Street? Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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I'm not sure whether to stash my cash (or what's left of it) in a mattress today, or start buying up pummeled stocks.... The markets in Asia all but crashed overnight, and the doom and gloom hit Wall Street first thing this morning. Then, the Dow went right back up. Rinse. Repeat. Just don't use that other R-word. To try to avoid/shorten/pick-your-own-verb a recession the Fed dropped interest rates by 3/4 of a point this morning, and congress is all atwitter with talk of tax rebates. Buy? Sell? Refinance? Show of hands now: Who's totally confused? Stephanie AuWerter, with SmartMoney, helped us out last week with some tips on recession-proofing your finances. Given the drama in the Dow today, we've called her back to help answer some more questions about the market swings, and what it all means for you. Send us your questions, and we'll try to get you some answers.

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