Smarter personal finance experts than me will be on the phone next week to answer just about any question you want to ask them.
A Friday, Jan. 30, free financial call-in staged by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the national fee-only financial planners group known as NAPFA, and Kiplinger Inc., the financial news letter publisher, will not include all the experts who are smarter than me. Some days that crowd could rival the numbers in Washington for the inauguration.
But there will be some pretty good people on the line at 1-888-919-2345 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time that Friday to help you through your knottiest tangles.
If you aren't able to call just then, or you worry about the boss finding you tieing up company phones while you try to keep your own personal recession from becoming a depression, there are some good Web sites to check out later.
Along with the NAPFA and Kiplinger sites, a partial list of some I check includes The Motley Fool, which covers dismal without being devastated; MSN Money, which can be a spectacular portfolio tracker; Bankrate.com, which packs a wide variety of useable personal finance news among the banking stuff, and Forbes.com, which usually has more readable analyses than many other places I see.
So, who've I missed?