Table of contents: VOL. 36, NO. 3 - March 1, 2007
COVER STORY
IT'S STILL LONG (EVEN AT YOUR AGE), AND IT WILL BE WINDING. AND IT WON'T LOOK A THING LIKE THE PATH THAT GOT YOU HERE. (more)

boomers
With, oh, maybe a little touch-up around the edges, you can be the 30-year-old you still think you are. (Well, almost.) Here's what it'll cost. (more)
These boomers have grand ideas for their Next Big Act. We show them how to pay for it. (more)
...and, in theory, wiser. We asked the pop icons you grew up with what they learned about money in all these years. You just might be surprised. (more)
The Wharton School's Olivia Mitchell has thought as deeply as anyone about the generation's retirement. Her take: Tune out the most dire forecasts. You may be in for a pleasant surprise. (more)
THE "R" MOMENT LOOMS CLOSER THAN EVER, BUT IF YOU GET SERIOUS NOW, YOU CAN STILL CATCH THE MAGIC BUS (more)
cashing out
DON'T MISS THESE HOT TIPS FROM THIS MONTH'S ISSUE (more)
home
Cracked plaster! Rate resets! Flood! Fire! Here's how to learn to stop worrying and love owning a home. (more)
The dark side of the housing boom: too much subpar construction and renovation. But you don't have to simply sit and take it. (more)
invest
OUR LIST OF RECOMMENDED MUTUAL FUNDS AND ETFs (more)
BLUE-CHIP GROWTH STOCKS FOR THE LONG RUN (more)

These serious savers have the discipline they need to retire early. Now they just need a plan. (more)
Despite the recent run-up, tech remains undervalued, and three stocks in the Sivy 70 are real bargains now (more)
When's the last time you adjusted your stock and bond mix? Well, get going: It's the best way to control investment risk, and it's not as hard as it looks. (more)
A new study says Morningstar's ratings do indeed predict fund performance. The reason may surprise you. (more)
money special report
Why do insurance companies play rough with legitimate claims? And, more important, what can you do if it happens to you? (more)
plan
Compulsive money behavior, from gambling to shopping, hits millions—and not who you think (more)
New contactless credit cards add speed and convenience, but what about security? (more)
Guys, you don't have to feel small if your wife earns a bigger paycheck. Join the club. (more)
Insurers are pushing a new kind of variable annuity as a source of income for life. Hang on to your wallet. (more)
spend
Feel like a tech dinosaur? How to join the 21st century (and show off to your kids) without going broke. (more)
...or on the rocks. Ireland's whiskey is the best thing to hit ice cubes since single-malt Scotch. (more)
start



IS THE REWARD WORTH THE RISK? (more)

Uncle Sam will be taking a closer look this year. So no red flags, okay? (more)

We asked folks how often they check messages. Frankly, the answers scare us. (more)
To get my work done, I had to kick this habit. How I learned to do it can help you too. (more)
the numbers
Returns Are Mixed as Bond Funds Lag (more)
Stocks Up Slightly, Energy Takes a Hit (more)
RECENT ISSUES
FEATURES
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