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AP PHOTOS: People playing it safe with their money

The Associated Press

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, file photo shot with a zoom lens, traders work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Investors in the top 10 economies pulled $1.1 trillion from stock mutual funds in the five years after the crisis, or 10 percent of their holdings at the start of that period. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)

Five years after the financial crisis, people in the world's 10 biggest economies are still too spooked and distrustful to take chances with their money. Families continue to spend cautiously and have pulled hundreds of billions of dollars out of stocks. They've also cut borrowing for the first time in decades and poured money into savings and bonds that offer puny interest payments, often too low to keep up with inflation.

Here is a photo gallery of the ways people have been playing it safe with their money.


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