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As New Yorkers enter an era best characterized by that old Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times," it's only appropriate that people will want to take control of their lives, and their finances, in the most rational and reliable way possible. And how better to do that than by asking a clairvoyant or tarot card reader to prognosticate on which job to take and how to usefully diversify one's investment portfolio? According to the Times, psychics are "experiencing a boom in business linked to deep worries about money," especially from financial sector employees. Hey, gazing into a crystal ball will yield information at least as helpful as whatever the economic futurists employed by Wall Street firms have been saying.