Ali Velshi is CNN's senior business correspondent and host of Your $$$$$, CNN's weekend business roundtable program, as well as a regular contributor and anchor for Issue #1. Online users can listen to Velshi's podcast, The Ali V Podcast. Velshi is writing a book, Get Rich, Sleep Well, due for publication this year.

In an excerpt from his new book, Gimme My Money Back, CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent offers investment advice on how to survive the financial crisis.