Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 1 - January 2010
THE BIG PICTURE
Getting back to even isn't good enoughFour fixes for your 401(k)
What lost decade?Investment lessons from the past 10 years.
Can you outsmart the market?Protecting yourself from the market's follies may be simplier than you think.
The end of the Treasury bull runWhy and how to rethink your bond portfolio.
Chuck would like a word with you Discounter Charles Schwab is selling advice. Should you take it?
Dodge the six biggest investing mistakesEven the most sophisticated investors make these errors.
What's ahead for stocks Where to find value, growth, and reliability.
Playing the China boomYou can still get in on the rally, but the ride could get rough.
Tech stocks for the next 10 yearsTech is back. Look at these trends for the Next Big Thing.
Top picks from top prosSuccessful fund managers talk about what they're buying now.
We need a makeover!Five readers get help for their portfolio challenges.
The ultimate fund guidePerformance updates for more than 1,000 funds.
Coming down with gold feverUnderstand the risks of gold, the latest investing bug.
Picking the sweet spot in real estateThe choosy investor's guide to REITs.
Investments you can live withArt, antiques, and fine wine won't beat stocks long term, but they're more fun to own.
Investing made simpleYou don't need a complicated strategy to achieve your goals.
Five money resolutions to make this year
The big ideaHow to help consumers save more of their dough.
By the numbersA nursing-home stay can drain your savings quickly.
The frugal connoisseur Get the best deal on the perfect kitchen knife.
'Consumer- friendly' cards?Not so much.
Best funds through thick and thinThe MONEY 70 will help you buy and hold your way to your goals.
Turn your gold into cashPrices for the precious metal are soaring. Trade in your old jewelry for something more liquid.
Good advice on a budget Get a one-time financial checkup from a pro.
Five things ...To know about life settlements.
Heal your mind for a lot lessA new law may reduce the cost of mental-health care, but it's not a panacea.
Second actAn attorney adds part-time referee to her resume.
What your home needs this yearOur maintenance calendar will help you protect the value of your biggest investment.
Sweetening the deal on a vacation houseIf you're in the market for a home away from home, this is a good time to buy.
New year, new youNo need to pay a personal trainer with these digital fitness coaches.
How the e-readers stack upWe review the Kindle, the Nook, and the Sony Reader, and pick our favorite.
Will move for workRelocating could provide the Moskowitzes with better job prospects. But will a transition pay off in the long run?
THE MONEY SHRINK
Five ways to keep your money resolutionsUse these tricks to give yourself the best chance of reaching your goals. By Tyler Cowen
THE BOOM YEARS
Don't let your kids get squeezedCaught between the needs of your aging parents and your kids? Act now to avoid a replay. By Dan Kadlec
THE LONG VIEW
Get by with a little help from your friendsA fulfilling retirement hinges on having enough money, sure, but having enough pals counts too. By Walter Updegrave
Six ways to ensure a remodeling project pays offYes, a home upgrade can still be a smart move if you follow some new renovation rules. By Josh Garskof
THE BOTTOM LINE
The Internet ruined my lifeTechnology was supposed to make me more efficient. Then it took over. Time to fight back. By Pat Regnier
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