Economic indicators to watch in 2010

When it comes to the economy, there's no silver bullet. However, if you're trying to formulate a plan to bring your personal finances out of a recession, experts say you've got to do some number crunching.

Tracking certain economic indicators can help you decide the most opportune time to buy or sell a home, expect a raise, or how to distribute your 401(k). With hundreds of indicators fighting to garner your attention it can be confusing to know which ones mean the most to you.