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Bankrate's 2008 Financial Forecast
A look back at 2007
When it comes to personal finance, you can learn a lot about what will happen by looking at what has happened.
Best and worst
Select a move:

Making financial decisions is always easy -- after the fact.

And 2007 presented consumers with no shortage of challenges, from a flat housing market to a stock market roller coaster.

If you're like most people, you probably made a few money moves that already have you kicking yourself. Odds are you probably avoided a few financial potholes, too.

Curious how well you did overall? Here are some of the best and worst moves for 2007 in 10 different areas, from mortgages to taxes:

Best and worst moves of the year
1. Mortgages 6. College financing
2. Checking and savings 7. CDs and investments
3. Credit cards 8. Autos
4. Home equity 9. Retirement
5. Insurance 10. Taxes
-- Posted: Dec. 10, 2007
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