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Table of Contents:VOL. 37, NO. 4 - April 2008
On the cover: Smart moves in a mean economy
Why it's not too late to refinance Rates have crept up from recent lows, but even now, a refi can be a smart move. more
If you've been waiting to buy, it's time to hit the beach.  more
Take your dream house off the drawing board and construct it for real. more
Once-high-flying industries have seen their stocks scrapped. Some may be ready to take off. more
Gold as the ultimate safe haven? That tale's spun from pretty thin straw.  more
They may be perfect for the 21st century. more
The two things you must get right in this market
Coming to terms with these two factors will help. 
Not about a recession anyway. But he is plenty concerned about the fallout from the impending retirement of his 'undisciplined' generation. more
Features
The two things you must get right in this market
The two things you must get right in this market
Yes, it's scary out there, but history suggests you stick to your plan. Coming to terms with these two factors will help. 
Not about the recession. But Ben Stein is concerned about boomers' retirement. more
How to pay zero taxes
Almost 50 million Americans do it. But once you see how, you'll be glad you're not one of them. By Marlys Harris 
A mortar shell in Iraq destroyed Ivan Castro's eyesight and perhaps his military career. His new mission: proving he's still fit to serve. more
Health-care special report
Take charge of your health care Employers and Uncle Sam want you to get involved in lowering your health costs. To save money and still get great care, you have to play by new rules. more
These websites can help you to make a smarter decision about a doctor or hospital - and to plan ahead for your medical expenses. more
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Even with rates up from their lows, a refi can be a smart move. more
By Donna Rosato 
Economist Dan Ariely explains why we're all suckers for "free" offers. Interview By Paul J. Lim 
Must I save my snooty co-worker from making a big career gaffe? By Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz 
Second-home markets are hurting. If you've been waiting to buy, it's time to hit the beach. more
Plan
Seeking last-minute savings on your 1040? Look here. By Asa Fitch 
When your adviser pitches investments with a "safety net," hold on to your wallet. 
What's the new global economy mean for you? By David Futrelle 
Planning to withdraw 4% each year of retirement? Be ready to improvise. By Walter Updegrave 
Home
Dream it, build it It's the best time in years to take your dream house off the drawing board and construct it for real. more
How to find a contractor you'll love. By Josh Garskof 
Spend
Ahoy! You can still afford a trip across the pond. By Donna Rosato 
Bluetooth headsets are getting smaller, clearer and a lot less dorky. by John Biggs 
Back Page
She's smart. She's cute. She's my future widow. By Pat Regnier 
Invest
Junked stocks that could fly again Once-high-flying industries have seen their stocks scrapped. Some may be ready to take off. more
These house-rich parents are balancing college costs and retirement readiness. more
Gold as the ultimate safe haven? That tale's spun from pretty thin straw. more
Railroads may be perfect for the 21st century. 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.