Table of Contents:VOL. 38, NO. 11 - November 2009
What to do with $1,000 now Dozens of great places to put your money: high-yield accounts, stocks, bonds, your house, your health, and more.
The 50 best jobs in AmericaGreat pay, security, and growth. Work that's meaningful. Those are the qualities we looked for in a great job. The winners are...
Is this a $6,900 bargain? Detroit's four-figure real estate deals are extreme, but investors around the country think foreclosed houses are too cheap to pass up. Watch out for the money pits.
How much risk can you stand? The "science" of measuring your tolerance for losses hasn't been very good at helping you answer that question. But that's changing.
Reaganomics is dead (Long live Reaganomics)Old-school supply-sider Bruce Bartlett says America needs a tax hike -- and that Republicans should fight to make sure that it's done right.
The future of car safety ... is here New high-tech features can alert you to danger before you even know it's there. But added safety comes at an added price.
Three steps to take when picking health benefits
The big ideaNab a bargain on holiday airfares
The ethicists Is Dad's costly romance putting him in financial jeopardy?
By the numbersHow proposals to fix the health-care system stack up.
The frugal connoisseur Get the best deal on a great dress shirt.
Year-end moves to make now. Right now. Time is running out on these money-saving strategies.
Five things never to say to your insurer.
When grandma offers tuition help Make sure the gift won't hinder your child's financial aid.
Is it time to dump your ARM? Find out if you should switch to a fixed-rate loan.
Pay less to stay warm Cut your heating bill this winter.
Know when to fold 'em Ground rules for selling stocks to cut your losses.
The makeover One family put retirement savings on hold after the market's dive.
Explainer The Fed has been pumping money into the system. Where's the inflation?
X-Ray: Dodge & Cox International A look at how the giant fund is trying to bounce back.
Great shots, great value Capture holiday memories with these snazzy cameras.
Remarrying finances Blending love and money the second time around isn't easy. Here's what to do.
THE MONEY SHRINK
Be a smarter donor Make your charitable dollars go further by following these three strategies. By Tyler Cowen
THE LONG VIEW
Create the perfect bond portfolio To get the safety you need from fixed income and earn decent returns, try this game plan. By Walter Updegrave
Pick the right pro at the right price Keep a lid on home-improvement costs by hiring only the expertise you really need. By Josh Garskof
Using buybacks to help pick stocks These companies wisely repurchased their shares at recent lows?not at peak prices. the By Pat Dorsey
THE BOTTOM LINE
Get Ivy League Smarts -- Free Top universities are now posting lectures online. For a career boost, start downloading. By Pat Regnier
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|