Table of Contents:VOL. 38, NO. 7 - July 2009
How to profit in the new economyIn this special report, MONEY examines how the next chapter of the U.S. economic story will affect you as an investor, a worker, and a consumer.
Go from fired or retired to hired We asked career experts to make over three job hunters. Their tips can help you or someone you know land a new gig too. (Hint: Lose the black suit.)
The easiest way to fix your portfolio Money is pouring into exchangetraded funds. They can help your portfolio recover?if you pick the purest kind.
Beat the rising cost of health care Deductibles, co-pays, and drug prices keep going up. These 10 smart moves can help you lower your expenses -- but not the quality of the care you get.
Too much money for too much medicine Dartmouth researcher Elliott Fisher says the U.S. could spend 20% less and be just as healthy. His work might be the key to fixing our broken system.
Do the right thing in a recession Our ethics experts weigh in on some hard decisions you may be facing when it comes to money and your relationships with family and friends.
three ways to dodge rising fees
The big idea Stop stacking the deck against
Credit card reform What we would have liked to see.
By the numbers Boomers and the bust.
where your money goes For a $9 movie ticket.
THE MONEY SHRINK
Get your people to work harder ... ... without pushing them so they quit. by Tyler Cowen
The best way to find a loan Mortgage shopping is more confusing than ever. The key is knowing whom to talk to, and when.
Five things to know about ...... Selling in a hurry.
Waterfront houses for less
Asia's saving graceMoney's stock strategist thinks this region of savers could soon become one of spenders.
The makeover They have way too many funds, but not enough diversification.
Digitize your ride Your car may not be new, but its gizmos can be?for as little as a few hundred bucks.
Cut energy costs 30% These gadgets can help reduce the effects of summer energy- bill sticker shock.
THE LONG VIEW
Can You Recoup Your Bear Losses? Yes?but you have to keep investing in stocks. By Walter Updegrave
THE BOOMER YEARS
Don't Pay a Price for Your Life CrisisRough patch? Keep your finances on track. By Dan Kadlec
Keep the Bad Guys Out of Your HomeBurglary is up. Get solid protection at a fair price. value added By Josh Garskof
Bill Miller Bounces BackAnd so have some other famous stock pickers. Time to get back into their funds? fund watch By Penelope Wang
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
Why Buy Stocks if BondsAre on Top? Because it may indicate that stocks are a steal. the intelligent investor By Paul J. Lim
THE BOTTOM LINE
Why I Sweated My Toddler's TestGood education is key - and feels harder to come by. By Pat Regnier
After last year's dramatic comeback, the housing market is now getting back to "normal." But what does that big picture forecast mean for the value of your home? Whether you're buying or selling or just staying put, here's what you should know in 2014. (more
To chart a course to your financial goals, it's essential to know your starting point. Take this quiz to see where you are, then follow some simple steps and strategies for getting to the next landmark. |more|