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Table of Contents:VOL. 37, NO. 3 - March 2008
Special Report
Survival strategiesWorried that the economy and markets may be in for a hard fall? Twelve ways you and your family can make yourselves recession-proof. more
Cover story
Boomers' guide to financial freedomThe best ways to keep safe, spend smart and make your money grow in the better half of your life. more
Feature
Bachelor fatherAfter seven years of trying, Dave King won primary custody of his four children. The next challenge: how to juggle his career, the kids and all those bills. more
Start
A reward for good borrowing behaviorBeen an angel in managing your credit? You may get a boost in your FICO score. more
By Donna Rosato more
Interview with law professor and privacy expert Daniel Solove more
My mom can't afford to donate. Should the charity refuse her gift? Jeanne Fleming & Leonard Schwarz have the answer. more
If you spend days searching for the best price, maybe you're putting too low a value on your time.  more
Plan
How to see eye to eye on moneyFive ways you and your spouse can bridge your differences. more
One theory making the rounds these days holds that 401(k)s are tax traps. Here's why that's wrong. more
If you need medical care, consider bringing the hospital to your home.  more
Four ways to fool yourself into saving smarter.  more
Why your financial adviser doesn't like Utah's 529 plan - and you should. more
Home
The great property tax squeeze Assessments are expanding, but prices are contracting. Ready to hit back? Here's how. more
Replacement panes are a costly renovation. So invest in new ones for the right reasons - and do the project the right way. more
If the worst happens, you can't be sure you'll collect enough to bring back the home you love. Here's what to do. more
Spend
Crossover appealDon't want a gas-hogging SUV? Car too cozy? Then this hot category is for you. more
The jack-of-all-printersA multitasking 'all-in-one' can make life (and work) a whole lot easier. more
New Column
The bottom lineThe health-care debate you ought to hear more
Invest
Munis: The new power portfolioIn a stomach-churning market, investors are finding safety - and value - in an often overlooked asset: lowly municipal bonds. more
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Before this boomer can globe-trot, she needs to get her portfolio up and running again. more
Get past your brain's spendthrift ways. more
Solid stocks have been dragged down along with troubled shares. Learn to spot the bargains. 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.