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Table of Contents:VOL. 38, NO. 10 - October 2009
Four steps to a better retirement
Take stock of all you've got
When your goals seem harder to reach, it's tempting to take more risk. Here's a better idea.  
Will you be ready for retirement?
Take our quiz to find out if you're on track.  
What you need to know about Social Security
Get answers to your biggest questions -- and learn how to maximize your benefits.  
Make your dough last ... and last
There are ways to guarantee that you won't run out of retirement income -- but you'll have to make some tradeoffs.  
The right way to unretire
Forced to go back to work? These techniques can help you land the perfect post-retirement job.  
You can't handle the truth about stocks
Economist Zvi Bodie says if you need the high return of stocks to hit your goals, you can't afford to invest in them.  
Best Places to Retire
You'll get huge bang for your buck and a lot of other perks in these five towns.  
Money's tear-and-save guide to retirement
 
Money 1st
Three bills you didn't know are negotiable
 
The big idea
Law professor Omri Ben-Shahar says people need less information.  
Money poll
When will the economy get better? 
By the numbers
Why our new frugality will last (sort of).  
The frugal connoisseur
How to spend less on ... a great bottle of wine.  
The Plan
Lend to family the right way
A loan to a relative can be a sweet deal for all if handled correctly.  
Should you hire a career coach?
Paying for a pro may make sense -- but exhaust free options first. 
When HR asks about your health
Employers want you to answer some personal questions. Should you? 
Help your child manage credit
A new law makes your involvement more important than ever. 
Home
What the "rebound" means for you
The housing market today is divided by price point. Your best strategy depends on where your home sits on that spectrum.  
The makeover
One woman wants to buy a new home, but timing is everything.  
Five things to know about ...
... FHA loans 
The market
Living large in a smaller-size home. 
Invest
Strategies for a slow-go market
If history is any guide, the rally will downshift soon.  
The makeover
This family needs to tone down a risky portfolio. 
Can a manager protect you?
Boost your odds of finding a fund manager who can fend off the bear.  
X-Ray: Microsoft
A look at a tech giant trying to reinvent itself. 
Tech
Get unwired and save
Wireless Internet can be a blessing for your budget.  
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
Maximize your joy on your next holiday
Make the most of your time off by steering clear of these mistakes. By Tyler Cowen  
THE BOOM YEARS
Mind your Facebook manners
How to make social networking a boon to your career. By Dan Kadlec  
VALUE ADDED
For big impact inside, think small
Four micro-improvements that offer a big bang for the buck. By Josh Garskof  
THE STOCK STRATEGIST
Forget price, focus on value
Some stocks that have soared recently are surprisingly cheap. By Pat Dorsey 
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
What's in store for stocks?
Here's a simple math equation that you can trust. By William J. Bernstein  
THE BOTTOM LINE
Focus on the real health-care risks
Good investors anticipate danger and protect against it. The country must do the same with our health-care system. By Pat Regnier  
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