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Table of Contents:VOL. 37, NO. 5 - May 2008
On the cover: The 100 best
The best ways to protect your money todayYou face 4 big risks in this economy. Here's how to hedge against them - no heavy-duty locks required. more
Robert Rodriguez has accomplished the unheard-of-feat: driving staggering returns in both a stock and a bond fund for more than two decades. more
Exchange-traded funds offer the best of everything - diversification, flexibility, low taxes and rock-bottom fees. For now. more
From recession-proof jobs to how to get someone to fall in love with you. The rest of Money Magazine's 100 best. more
Special report: the economy
Making sense of a mad marketThe news is bleak and the price swings are scary, but there's a strong case - believe it or not - for optimism about stocks. more
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What to do nowIn these unsettled times, we bring you wisdom, perspective, reassurance - and a couple of TV viewing suggestions - from the best minds on Wall Street. more
If prices keep rising, you may need to rethink a few things. more
What to do if your bank tries to put your credit line on ice. more
Economist Teresa Ghilarducci has a plan to save early retirement. more
Does the man I'm dating really need to know that I'm loaded? By Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz more
How I'm coping with a scary market. more
Plan
Your kid's in college! So...how will you pay? You knew college wasn't cheap, but actually seeing the bills is total sticker shock.  more
How to figure out when long-term-care insurance makes sense. more
Don't let money ruin your marriage. more
Are your bonds and highyield stocks really safe? more
Home
For sale by any meansAre you really serious about selling your home in this market? Then be prepared to try anything - and everything. more
Nine ways to enhance your home's curb appeal.  more
Spend
Antique shoppers' best-kept secretEstate sales can be treasure troves for deeply discounted art and collectibles. What are you waiting for? more
The latest units don't just show you the way - they can also help you dodge traffic. more
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Will there be a subprime "perp walk"? By Pat Regnier more
Invest
Why acting bearish is a dumb moveEveryone "knows" the market can only get worse. That can lead to some truly stupid investments. more
ARPS seemed like a safe investment, but will they hold their value in a credit crunch - and can I get my money out? more
The Reeses hope to retire before 60. To do that, they need to stop kidding around and buy stocks. more
The Money 70 funds that have held up best. 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.