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Rita Hritz knows several people who have lost more than $100,000 in the stock market recently, and she's not taking any chances.

She pulled out of the market in 2005 because she was tired of the ups and downs, and she has no plans to invest in anything again except real estate.

"I would like to invest in the future, but it's so volatile, I don't know that I would," said Hritz, 50, an ultrasound technician in Chardon, Ohio. Hritz submitted her story to CNN's iReport.com. Read full article »

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