Skip to main content
Table of Contents:VOL. 38, NO. 11 - November 2009
Features
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 America
Great 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.  
Money 1st
Three steps to take when picking health benefits
 
The big idea
Nab a bargain on holiday airfares 
The ethicists
Is Dad's costly romance putting him in financial jeopardy?  
By the numbers
How proposals to fix the health-care system stack up.  
The frugal connoisseur
Get the best deal on a great dress shirt. 
The Plan
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.  
Home
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.  
The market
 
Invest
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.  
Tech
Great shots, great value
Capture holiday memories with these snazzy cameras.  
Real life
Remarrying finances
Blending love and money the second time around isn't easy. Here's what to do.  
Columns
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  
VALUE ADDED
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  
STOCK STRATEGIST
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  
Money Magazine archive search
Money Magazine RECENT ISSUES
All magazine archives: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007| 2008
What's next for housing in your town
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)
FEATURES
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|
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.
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.