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Table of Contents:VOL. 36, NO. 5 - May 2007
Features
Buyer's marketThe good news: Rocky real estate markets mean home shoppers finally have the upper hand.  (more)
From Money Magazine: It's gut-check time in Miami and Las Vegas. Plus: See the few bright spots, the most expensive areas - and the most vulnerable. (more)
Robert Shiller, the man who predicted the techstock crash, has a bad feeling about real estate. Uh-oh. Interview by Jason Zweig (more)
Sure, it's a soft market. But these smart strategies could ensure yours will be one of the 6.4 million homes expected to sell this year - and at the best possible price. By Kate Ashford and Donna Rosato (more)
Both have had their day, but which contender is the superior long-term bet today? Money Magazine's Marlys Harris investigates. (more)
A remodeling trend may look good on paper, but it may not make your home more livable - or more valuable. These five alternatives will.  (more)
Wondering how home prices got so high - and why they now have to fall? Here's the story of what hit you: an amorality play in four acts. (more)
Start
Your money & your lifePursue the new you without bankrupting the old you.  (more)
Mom's money? Or my wife's loyalty? (more)
Your 2006 tax return is telling you something. Are you listening? (more)
Untangling insurance red tape.  (more)
According to Laurence Kotlikoff, you may need to save much less than your planner tells you. (more)
Plan
Baby, you can drive my very cool carYou want sensible wheels; your spouse covets a luxury ride. You both can get what you want. (more)
You've got a good job, a fine family and big dreams. Isn't it time you had some money in the bank, too? (more)
Saving a tenth of your annual income is fine - if you can predict the future. The rest of us need a little more. (more)
Invest
Investing in peace of mindMoney Makeover: Tracy Combs's finances are in pretty good shape. Now if she could just relax and enjoy it. (more)
Stop worrying and stay invested. Research shows that fear of a loss feels worse than the actual loss itself. (more)
These funds are smart and wonderfully easy to use. But once again, the fund industry can't leave well enough alone. (more)
Beverage stocks are good choices in a shaky market. Coca-Cola's strategy could make the stock really pop. (more)
Questions on municipal bonds and mutual fund picking.  (more)
Spend
Beach-rental bingoSave up to 50 percent on your next idyllic trip to the shore  (more)
Save on your beach vacation by choosing a nearby alternative to a popular destination. (more)
Money Magazine's tester packed these bags to the max - then dropped, dragged and stomped on them. (more)
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Donna Rosato provides solutions for your financial nightmares.  (more)
Insurance companies will convert a lump sum into a lifetime of guaranteed monthly payments. See how much you can get.  (more)
Forecasts for the 100 biggest markets and strategies for buyers and sellers. Plus: Homes from the housing bust.  (more)
Are you making the right moves for retirement? Money senior editor Walter Updegrave tackles your toughest planning questions - twice each week. (more)
The new politics of personal finance. A blog by Money senior editor Pat Regnier. (more)
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What's next for housing in your town
After last year's dramatic comeback, the housing market is now getting back to "normal." But what does that big picture forecast mean for the value of your home? Whether you're buying or selling or just staying put, here's what you should know in 2014.  (more)
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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.