Personal Finance Roundup

5 Simple Steps to a Successful Cover Letter [Yahoo Hotjobs] “[Here’s] an easy-to-follow, five-step formula for cover letter success”

What to do if your broker fails [CNN Money] “There is a system in place to protect your portfolio – at least a good chunk of it.”

Party Peer Pressure, and Why You Shouldn’t Succumb to It [New York Times] “It is not the amount of money spent that makes an event fun.”

Lending to a friend? Look out [MSN Money] “A close buddy or a loved one asks you for money and swears he’ll pay you back. Yeah, right. There are ways you can help, but first cover your own caboose.”

Ten Ways to Protect Your Finances From the Crisis [The Wall Street Journal] “As the country’s financial system teeters on the brink of disaster, you need a game plan to minimize the damage.”

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