What a week in the world of finance!
A major brokerage firm collapsed -- the nation's biggest insurance company turned to an emergency government bailout -- and the Treasury Department announced a plan to stabilize the financial markets.
Many individual investors have watched as their financial security collapsed before their eyes.
The thought of losing all the money they've save up for retirement is terrifying.
Parents are concerned that they won't have enough money to send their children to college when the time comes.
Some financial advisors say when the market appears ont he verge of collapse it's often best to just sit back and do nothing. STaying in for the long-term often pays. Even after all the zigs and zags, the dow industrial average is up 19-percent over the past five years.