What middle class Americans with threatened investments can do about the financial mess. Up to the minute (last revisions May, 2009) commentary on the trends in real estate, banking etc. Carefully researched, out of the box ideas for protecting and profit-enhancing assets. Chapters cover distressed real estate, collectibles, socially responsible investing, gold/silver/precious metals, mortgage debt elimination, bank CD optimization, home based business, urban downscaling, rental real estate and the stock market. Truly useful and authoritative. "Crisis Investing and Entrepreneuring is a timely, readable combination of financial and career advice that has something for pretty much everyone"--John Rubino, author, How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust, Rodale Press, 2003.