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Table of Contents:VOL. 37, NO. 9 - September 2008
Cover Story
21 good things to do in a bad market
Feel like you're getting nothing but lemons from the stock market? Let us introduce 21 recipes for lemonade. By Carolyn Bigda, Paul J. Lim and George Mannes 
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Features
Is college still worth the price?
After years of punishing tuition inflation, you have to ask whether an elite education still pays off. By Penelope Wang 
Minds over money
Rep. Barney Frank believes his new law can help fix this housing slump. Interview by Janice Revell 
The truth about green homes
Why the sustainable houses of the future may look a lot like those of the past. By Duo Dickinson 
The best (and worst) ways to raise cash right now
What credit crunch? We rank 17 ways to scare up money fast. By Stephen Gandel and Donna Rosato  
Sip, sip, zoom
These sleek rides give you more miles per gallon - and don't sacrifice an iota of style. By Mike Allen 
Millionaires in the making
Now 27, Gina and John Rodrigues are determined to retire with $1 million by age 40. They just might make it. By Paul Keegan 
Start
How to bank with zero risk
If you've got safety on the brain, here are some key moves to help you sleep easier. By Ismat Sarah Mangla 
Money Helps
How to get your product rebate without a big hassle. By Donna Rosato 
The big idea
Law professor Lauren Willis suggests we just give up on teaching financial literacy. Interview by Stephen Gandel 
Do the right thing
Was it a teacher gift or a bribe? By Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz  
Your money & your life
Are you ready to live for a century? By Jean Chatzky 
Plan
Living well on a "flexible" income
If your salary fluctuates year to year, financial planning can be tricky. These steps can help. By Amanda Gengler 
Right on your money
Should you ever take a buyout? Here's how to assess whether that early-retirement package will support your lifestyle. By Janice Revell 
A letter to my college-bound daughter
As my eldest child heads to campus, her old man has a few parting financial tips. By Dan Kadlec 
How the housing crash hurts your retirement
You can now see that real estate isn't a sure bet. But that's just one lesson of this market. By Walter Updegrave 
Launch
How we did it
ECO consultants Vimala Anishetty and Dennis Karl cultivate clients strategically. As told to Josh Hyatt 
Hire picture-perfect employees
How to recruit your business' most valuable assets.  
Home
Is it wise to downsize?
Empty-nesters assume the grass will be greener in a smaller home. That's not necessarily true. By Carla Fried 
For curb appeal, green up your grass
Turn that lawn into a fine, lush carpet and your whole house becomes more valuable. By Josh Garskof 
Invest
Sivy takes stock
Before Money Magazine's veteran stock picker departs for academe, he shares his insights on investing. By Michael Sivy 
A single mom's balancing act
Jacqui Sentmanat is trying to give her child the best of everything. But who's watching out for her financial future? By Joe Light 
Take a deep breath. Now stick to your plan
Wild markets drive smart investors to make dumb moves. But not you, right? By William J. Bernstein  
Back of the book
The bottom line
Boomers won't bust us; health care will. By Pat Regnier 
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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.