Table of Contents:VOL. 37, NO. 11 - November 2008
What do I do now?As the most serious market crisis in decades rocks your finances, we answer all your most pressing questions. By Stephen Gandel and Paul J. Lim
Where are you putting your money?A slew of investing pros - plus people like you - reveal what they're doing with their portfolios in the wake of the meltdown.
Can we have a little perspective, please?Market historian John Steele Gordon, money manager Jeremy Grantham and economist Diane Swonk on what comes next, how we got into this mess and what it will take to get us out. By Joe Light and Janice Revell
What you're really voting for nowWhat matters to your money isn't what the candidates say they'll do. It's what they're likely to do once they're elected - which is a whole different question. By Pat Regnier
Twenty-three money skills for a richer lifeLearn to ride this financial roller coaster - and gain other dollars-and-cents know-how that'll keep paying off long after the crisis has passed. By the Money Magazine staff
The hassle-free holiday flying guideWith fewer flights, more fees and a 20%-to-40% hike in fares, you need a serious strategy. By Carolyn Bigda and Donna Rosato with Andrew Nusca
Are money funds safe now?Washington swooped in to provide a partial safety net. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself fully. By Carolyn Bigda
Money helpsMy ex-husband stole our son's identity! What now? By Donna Rosato
The big ideaEconomist Isabel Sawhill believes America's elderly are getting too big a slice of the benefits pie. Interview by George Mannes
Do the right thingCan my mother-in-law reclaim the paintings she gave us? By Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz
Right on your moneyWhat it will take to find satisfaction throughout your retirement (money is only one part of the equation). By David Futrelle
The great annual benefits saleAt open-enrollment time, keeping last year's plan may not be the best policy. By Amanda Gengler
The long viewLooking forward to big savings in retirement? Read this. By Walter Updegrave
Do it nowGet disaster-proof. This setup will tide you over through fire or flood. by Alexis Jeffries
The boom yearsThe upside to an empty nest: much fuller pockets. By Dan Kadlec
The moleWhy advisers are publicity hounds.
How I did itNavarre Joseph showed clients why they need his video service. As told to Josh Hyatt
Your shopThe key to buying a business is getting the right help.
The risk your home policy won't coverNo, we're not talking about a natural disaster; we mean today's huge premium hikes. Here's how to fight back. By Joe Light
Value addedPre-assembled home additions can help you slash costs and cut building time. And done right, they look great. By Josh Garskof
Question of the monthHow much money do I have to keep in escrow? By Dee Depass
Is it time for a comeback?These former stock market champs have taken it on the chin. Some - but not all - will recover. By Pat Dorsey
Money makeoverSuddenly single and bracing for a market recovery, TeRon Lawrence wants to load up on stocks, pay off debts and buy real estate. Is he taking on too much? By Yuval Rosenberg
Think you're the smartest guy in the room?Don't bet on it. Trying to outguess the market will always be a losing game. by William J. Bernstein
Fund watchA little extra yield may mean a lot more risk. Just ask anyone who put cash into ultra-short-term bond funds. By Penelope Wang
Back of the book
The numbersUpdates on the biggest stocks and mutual funds.
The bottom lineMost of us haven't done too well with our 401(k) investments. And unlike the teachers of West Virginia, we won't get a second chance. By Janice Revell
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