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20 ways to beat the recession - from MoneySense Magazine

    Plus: The best mutual funds for 2009

    TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Recession? What recession? Not only are bargain
hunting and living frugally suddenly cool, they are easier than ever -
especially with the MoneySense guide to beating the recession. To help
Canadians navigate the new age of financial discretion, the latest issue
presents 20 ways to turn down the downturn. Looking to cash in on a softening
real estate market? Want to save on food? Travel for less? Cut your credit
card interest rate? Make your car last? We've got good news: You CAN control
your fiscal destiny.Moneysense shows you how to:

    -  Eat cheap part 1: where you shop for groceries really does make a
       difference ($5,000 worth of difference, in fact)
    -  Eat cheap part 2: learn to love home-cooked meals
    -  Dress for less
    -  Beautify on a budget: get the best of the affordable cosmetics
    -  Murder your mortgage
    -  Snag the best travel deals
    -  Negotiate everything: learn the fine art of haggling
    -  PLUS: many more strategies to turn bad times into good savingsAlso in this issue, on newsstands now: Most Canadians have some portfolio
building to do. MoneySense has found the handful of mutual funds that have the
right ingredients to weather this stormy economy.

    For more on strategies to beat the recession and to rebuild your RRSP,
turn to the latest issue of MoneySense on newsstands now, or go to

    About MoneySense:

    MoneySense is Canada's personal finance and lifestyle magazine. Packed
with smart features, practical advice and easy-to-follow financial tips on
everything from home improvement to mutual funds, an average MoneySense issue
attracts 892,000 Canadians on the lookout for new ways to save, invest and
spend. is Canada's best all-around personal finance Web site.