Editor's Note: Our sister site, MainStreet.com provides a variety of features to help you save, spend and live better. Here's a sample from today's lineup:

Recession-Proof Your Life

Recent labor statistics indicate that more U.S. workers are putting in for jobless benefits than expected. Meanwhile RealtyTrac, an online property database, reports that foreclosures are up 21% more than last year at this time.

It may be time for you to recession proof your life! Here are some ways how: Recession Proofing.

How to Get a Refund on Travel Plans

Considering the economic climate, it's important to be flexible and know how to minimize vacation costs due to a change of plans. MainStreet's "Common Cents" column offers travel tips here: Common Cents.

Prescriptions Lose Priority as Economy Worsens

Third-quarter drug sales in the U.S. dropped 13% in a year, according to Pfizer ( PFE). To learn what that means for the state of our health, and one way to combat rising medical costs, click here: Prescriptions.

Life on Mars by the Numbers

In the new ABC series Life on Mars, a cop gets hit by a car and wakes up in 1973. Find out how 1970s prices stack up against 2008's. In which era does your salary have more spending power? Click here to find out: Life on Mars.