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Table of Contents:VOL. 38, NO. 5 - May 2009
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The Money 100
Our annual list of the best investments, strategies, products, and people in the world of money.  
Features
How the great recession is changing you
Frugality and safety are in; bling and plastic are out. The economic meltdown has sparked a major shift in our financial values. And one that's likely to last. by Dan Kaldec  
Survive the Worst-Case Scenario
Are we headed for a Depression? Should you ever bail on your mortgage? Answers to the scariest questions posed by today's economy.  
Ride the bail out wave
Not since the 1930s has there been such a tsunami of government stimulus. Make sure your portfolio gets lifted by this tide. by Janice Revell with Carolyn Bigda  
Money 1st
Three ways to keep your cool in this market
Okay, your 529 is way down, and college costs are way up. You can still send your kid to college without breaking the family bank. By Penelope Wang  
The big idea
Nationalize the banks, and quick! 
The ethicists
When a deal is a steal  
the freeze starts to thaw
Banks are picky, but low rates will spur a lending boom. 
Where the money goes...
...When you buy that new BlackBerry Storm. 
The Plan
Stay covered when you're out in the cold
Between jobs? Good health insurance might not cost you as much - or be as hard to come by - as it used to.  
Second act
A software designer reinvents himself. 
Help your teen get a summer job
Given the dearth of positions out there, it'll pay (literally) to be strategic.  
Home
The rate is worth the pain
You could save a bundle by getting a new loan right now. These strategies will help you cut through red tape. 
A Taste of Luxury, at very little cost
Five smart ways to improve your home for less than $500.  
Five things you need to know about ...
... Buying a foreclosed home.  
Invest
What's a Value Investor to Do?
With almost every stock on sale, it's harder to sort out the real deals.  
The Makeover
A couple who are looking to streamline their portfolio in a turbulent market.  
Tech
Face time for free
Make it a snap to videochat with far-flung family and friends. 
Real Life
Real life: Managing uncertainty
Medical editor Carl Clay just found a new job. One problem: It ends in 10 months.  
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
Talk your boss out of giving you a pink slip
Forget about boasting and flattery. Right now it's all about the money. By Tyler Cowen  
THE LONG VIEW
Stress-test your retirement
In anxious times one way to feel more secure about your nest egg is to plan ahead. By Walter Updegrave  
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
The past is a guide, but whose past?
Over the very long run, U.S. stocks have ruled the world. However, markets evolve. By Paul J. Lim  
THE STOCK STRATEGIST
The curious case of tech stocks
This economically sensitive sector is up in a down market. Can the good times last? By Pat Dorsey  
THE BOTTOM LINE
What I learned from the crash
Talking about "average returns" is dangerous. Wishful thinking is even worse. 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.