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Your new office BFFs: Think young
Building good relationships with your more youthful colleagues now can help you secure your career later on.
Choosing the right mobile computer
You may own a laptop, but do you really want to lug it very far? To find a mobile computing device you can actually tote every day, focus on what your new gadget should do best.
Help your parents get home care
Your parents probably want to age in place. The right home care is the key to making it happen.
4 cheap and scenic national parks
Choose a lesser-known national park to save yourself aggravation and money. Here's where to go and where to skip.
How much your money manager costs
Wall Street veteran Charles Ellis on the too-high price of stock pickers.
Make your vacation pals pay their share
A vacation shared with friends or relatives can be the stuff of everlasting memories -- unless squabbles over finances turn close relationships into ancient history.
Avoid the slow bond market meltdown
As the economy heats up, bonds and fixed-income funds will lose money. But you can limit the damage.
101 ways to build wealth
The right investing, saving and career moves, whether you're just starting out, nearing retirement, or somewhere in between.
Ally Bank's CDs still make the grade
Ally Bank's CDs are still a safe investment even though its parent company failed the Federal Reserve's latest stress test.
Term life insurance prices rising amid low interest rates
Term life insurance is getting more expensive -- and harder to find.
Insurance exec finds a spicier career
Laid off after three decades in the health insurance industry, weekend chef Jill Foucré decided to open a cooking school.
5 ways to cut the cost of allergy relief
Looking for allergy relief? Prescriptions, rather than OTC remedies, are often better and cheaper.
Look beyond Merck's patent loss
The expiration of the drug titan's patent on Singulair isn't as dire as investors fear.
Bull-market mergers: 5,985 and counting
Your guide to riding the wave of mergers and acquisitions that began last fall.
College is free!
Alas, sometimes you'll get what you paid for. A guide for the frequently awesome, frequently buggy world of free, massive open online courses.
How one woman built a million-dollar cooking school
When her job was eliminated in a corporate shuffle, foodie Jill Foucré turned up the heat on her passion, opening a cooking supplies store that offers classes.
City trips for less
If you know when to go, you can take a trip to four great US without paying sky-high prices using these tips from travel gurus.
Fitness gadgets: Cheaper than a personal trainer
Whether you're gearing up for a big race or trying to fit in a weekly power walk, there's a fitness device for you.
Why retirees need to be more aggressive
Hurt by low interest rates, retirees should consider steering their portfolios beyond bonds, according to Rob and Tom Fross at Fross & Fross Wealth Management.
When energy stocks look like bargains
The best bargains in this market are companies that scour the earth in search of energy.
Own a home? Home equity is rising
Not planning to sell your house anytime soon? Take advantage of the rebound in housing by putting your rising home equity to work.
Home sellers: Cards are in your favor
In most parts of the country home sellers have finally regained the upper hand. To get the best price, you need to finesse your timing, list competitively and understand local conditions.
Housing is back! Best moves for homebuyers
Despite rising prices and mortgage rates that are edging upward, buying a home is still cheaper than renting in the majority of the top 100 markets.
Cracking open your own genetic code
DNA testing is getting cheaper and easier. What you should know before you use it.
Why Japan's stock market is red hot
New policies are bringing investors back to Japan's stock market. Here's how to play the world's no. 3 economy.
12 smart ways to cut your tax bill
You can't escape the paperwork, but you can find ways to save on your taxes.
Credit unions' homey image starts to fray
As credit unions begin to behave more like banks, they're not always the low-cost option.
What's your dream retirement?
Money magazine's George Mannes talks to people on the streets of New York City about their ideal retirement.
Help with taxing problems
These MONEY heroes help retirees and members of the armed forces with their tax returns, and assist people caught up in legal problems with the IRS.
Investing in startups: More fun than profit
Investing in startups is exciting, but don't put in more than you can afford to lose.
Six secrets to a dream retirement
You know about maxing out your 401(k), but there are other investment moves to make that are just as important.
Growth and value aren't so different
The old divide between growth and value investing is fading. Ask the fund managers who own Apple.
Will you pay more to use your credit card?
A recent court decision allows stores to charge a fee whenever you use a credit card.
3 tax scams to avoid
Taxpayers beware: These 3 schemes made the IRS's list of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams for 2013.
Can Microsoft survive a post-PC world?
Microsoft Windows runs on about nine of every 10 desktops in the world. But PC sales are slumping, and the mobile market, where Microsoft is lagging, is exploding.
Cheap flights: Book 49 days ahead
You can snag cheap airfare by booking your flight 7 weeks before your departure.
Home remodeling is back
Home renovation spending is at its highest level in 6 years. But which rooms are the best to remodel if you want to sell?
Talking to aging parents about money
Your aging parents may need help managing their money, but tread carefully, your parents will not want to give up control.
How 401(k) fees eat away at your savings
You could be losing out on tens of thousands of dollars in retirement savings due to fees charged by your employer's 401(k) plan.
Protecting people's money
Economic self-sufficiency for women and protection against con artists are the missions of these two Money heroes.
Get more out of your closet space
To figure out the most effective solution to expand your closet space, first determine the degree of your challenge.
5 reasons this bull market can still run
The bull market is older than most, but the slow recovery may, ironically, let the fun last a while longer.
Best 5 apps to invest smarter
Money magazine's picks the best apps that deliver investment advice and help you manage your investments.
Best apps to hit the road
Money magazine picks the best travel apps for saving you time and money while on the road.
Best apps to manage your money
Money magazine serves up a mobile bounty to help you save more and budget better.
Forget about market fundamentals
When it comes to assessing the broad market, broad measures won't help you.
Riding the road to recovery
The Buzz: Transportation stocks are not only decent buys, they're signaling full steam ahead for the market.
Money-market funds report true value
Money-market funds typically report a $1 net asset value per share, but the actual market value of their holdings varies.
Is this your password? Change it.
Easy-to-remember number sequences are way too easy to guess. Here are three keys to creating a more secure password.
For banks, bigger isn't better - opinion
Sheila Bair argues that breaking up the nation's biggest banks could make our financial system safer.
Home shopping: Should you buy new?
There are pros and cons to buying a new home that was just built versus an existing one. Here are four ways to compare.
Cashing in on the consumer rebound
The Buzz: As people head back to the mall, it's not too late to snag a retail-stock bargain.
What's next for the Internet
The future of the Internet will change your health care, shopping and with luck, cut the time you waste during your commute.
Is it too late to get in on Pimco's bond ETF?
Pimco's Bill Gross, manager of the largest fund in the fixed-income universe, has launched a smaller bond ETF. But it may be too late to take advantage of the ETF's early success.
Work from home, be a part of the office
How you can work from home and still be seen as a key player on the team.
5 family vacation bargains
How to plan a vacation your whole family can enjoy -- and afford.
Save for retirement. That's an order
Behavioral economist Meir Statman once thought friendly persuasion could get people to save for retirement. Now he advocates stronger stuff.
Get your kid to graduate in 4 years
Taking five years to earn a B.A. has become common -- and costly. Here's how to help your child graduate from college in four.
How to ask a relative to pay you back
Five strategies for handling the difficult task of asking a friend to repay you.
Renovate your home before you sell
Home staging is the process of renovating your house to increase its value and sell it faster.
3 ways to lower your tax bill
Before you start planning for 2013, you still have 2012 taxes to worry about.
What the tax deal means for you
The fiscal-cliff tax deal kept nearly all rates low and threw in some tax breaks, but a few thorny issues remain.
$2 million in savings - should I splurge now?
You don't have to live frugally your whole life. Take a break from saving diligently and see if you feel comfortable spending a little money on yourself.
Score cheap fun in the sun
Use these tricks to scout out last-minute beach deals before they get washed away.
Money 70: Best mutual funds and ETFs
The Money 70 list of recommended funds includes low-risk plays and aggressive bets.
Don't let debt kill your retirement
High-cost debt is especially dangerous in retirement. With a lower income, you boost the chance of outliving your money.
Are you on track for retirement?
Figuring out how much to save for retirement can be tricky. But using tools like online calculators can help.
Rebuild your nest egg after divorce
Divorce or having a spouse die young makes it much harder to save the way you did when you were married.
Retiring and supporting adult children
Family financial obligations can cut into retirement savings. Identify what you can pay for.
One woman with 6 jobs to make ends meet
It's not easy and still doesn't amount to six-figures but one woman is putting all of her talents to good use.
Your financial future in 8 questions
Think your financial plan is solid enough? Take this quiz to see how secure you really are.
Managing the second half of your career
You can't afford to be complacent in the last years of your career. You have a long retirement to finance.
Investing strategies with low tax costs
Putting your money in index funds or ETFs can help lower the amount of taxes you'll have to pay on returns.
Healthy living: A happy retirement
A healthy lifestyle lowers health care costs, slows retirement savings spending.
Retiring? Make your money last
Withdrawing from your retirement savings at a modest rate can leave you short of funds late in life if you don't recalculate how much you take out each year.
Win over your staff
Getting direct reports on your side is essential to your success at any job.
Housing: Play the rebound
With the clouds lifting over home sales, real estate stocks are up sharply, you can still find pockets of value, though -- if you know where to look.
Use your retirement plans to lower your taxes
Having savings in a variety of accounts that receive different tax treatment gives you more leeway for managing withdrawals -- and your tax bill.
Widow's $115,000 savings plan is risky
After the death of her husband, Lisa Bowman is getting back on track financially, saving for retirement and a new home.
5 retirement choices: Get 'em right
From the years you spend tending to your retirement portfolio to the time when you finally get to enjoy sweet success, you face questions about saving and investing. Ace these five and prosper.
Do you need an investment adviser?
As you get deeper into retirement you may find yourself at a crossroads. Should you go it alone or the advice of an investment adviser?
2 tuition bills and only $8,000 saved
One couple juggles savings goals of paying their kids' college tuition and retiring early.
How to divvy up your retirement nest egg
To get solid returns while minimizing risk, diversify your retirement portfolio with a simple stock/bond investment mix.
5 things to know about car leases
You can get great deals on car leases these days, but a few wrong turns will cost you. Here's what you need to know.
When an older gadget is better
Thinking of buying the latest iPhone or smart TV? An older model of the latest tech gadget might suit your needs and your budget better.
Eco-friendly iPad cases start to pay off
When he lost his job at a solar firm, Sam Palmer started ReFleece, an eco-friendly business that makes iPad cases out of recycled materials.
Top stock picks from top pros
In the topsy-turvy market of the past five years, these managers led their funds to some of the best performances in their respective areas. Here's what they're bullish on now.
How to save $1 million
Though it seems daunting, here's how to save up to $1 million — just don't forget to account for inflation.
$214,000 real estate bet a big risk for couple
Thomas and Narichica Hardy turned their homes into rental properties when they were deployed overseas. Now they hope that income from four rental properties will fund an early retirement.
Getting pros back to work
Helping retirees and technology professionals get back to work is a labor of love for these MONEY heroes.
8 apps for losing weight, staying fit
Health apps are all the rage. Which ones are worthy of a download?
A couple's 5-year plan to pay off $93,600
The Mantanonas need to fund retirement even as they pay off their debt.
The most hotly debated stocks of 2012
These eight hot stocks were the most hyped or derided shares in 2012. Here's what you should know about their prospects now.
My parents won't listen to my money advice!
Even if your parents don't trust your judgment, you can still steer them in the right financial direction.
Couple with $455,000 playing it too safe
Paul and Linda Schilling fled to cash when their portfolio lost 65% of its value. But as they near retirement, if they want their money to last, they need to take on more risk
Save on calls and cash abroad
The best ways to phone home and pay the check on your overseas getaway.
4 ways the market could surprise you
It's impossible to time a stock market disaster, but the chances that *something* bad will happen should always be on investors' minds. Here are four wild, yet plausible, blowup scenarios.
Inside the Fed's fight
The Federal Reserve has moved boldly, even as it debates internally over whether its monetary policy actions help the economy. A guide to the players and the argument -- and an action plan for you.
Interest rates: The big freeze
Rates won't be moving higher anytime soon. Here's what you need to do if you plan to get a mortgage or put money into savings.
The right investing strategy for you
Knowing the difference between active and passive investing can help you choose the best method to build your nest egg.
What your health care will really cost
Make the best of new web tools that are shedding light on health care prices.
4 tips from a serial remodeler
Years amid sawdust and paint fumes have taught home-renovation expert Josh Garskof how to get home remodeling projects done right.
Europe: It's Japan, only worse
The Continent's financial crisis could linger for years, making foreign investing tougher than ever. Still, you can find opportunities amid the ruins. Here's how.
Where's the next big bull market?
It may seem like there's little hope of another great long-term stock rally. Three reasons the conventional wisdom could be running the wrong way.
Why market timing is so hard
In last year's Investor's Guide, Money magazine assistant managing editor Pat Regnier wrote about his flight from stocks into all cash in 2011. Here's what happened next.
5 top-rated 529 plans
Here are the best 529 college savings plans to pick from if you won't get a tax benefit from investing in your own state's plan.
College aid: Don't take the bait
Guaranteed returns! Bigger scholarships! Some advisers are promising life insurance is the cure-all for costly tuition bills. Tempted? Read this first.
'Tis the season to return gifts
Didn't like a holiday gift? You'd better move quickly - some stores give less time to return electronics than other merchandise.
Protect your home: Lessons from Sandy
What the epic storm can teach you about protecting your home from floods, avoiding tree damage and more.
Couples sound off on spending
Couples shopping in New York's Herald Square say they don't always see face-to-face when it comes to spending.
Tackle your spouse's overspending
Credit card bills have you fuming at your overspending spouse? Here are five tips on how to have a conversation about spending and saving without starting World War III.
Where to make money in 2013
Despite super-low interest rates, you can still make decent money on your investments in 2013. Here's how.
2013: Expect same low interest rates
Money Magazine's Donna Rosato says 2012's historic low interest rates will continue into the new year.
12 ways you're wasting money
Put an end to those small money drains that you barely notice, and you could save hundreds -- or even thousands -- of dollars a year.
How your health care will change in 2013
The piece by piece implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 is bringing a few more changes to your health care in 2013.
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