Top 10 Financial Blessings Of 2009

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Major Stock Indexes Rise

Good tidings! Major stock indexes are up 60% since their March lows. The rebound in our equity markets has been critical on several fronts. First, it has helped stem the losses seen in retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs. These retirement accounts are increasingly the No.1 funding vehicle for retirees, so recouping any losses here is a big help, especially to the baby boomer demographic. (To see how far the markets have come, check out The Fall Of The Market In The Fall Of 2008.)

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