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Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 1 - January 2010
Investors Guide
THE BIG PICTURE
Getting back to even isn't good enough
Four 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 run
Why and how to rethink your bond portfolio. 
Chuck would like a word with you
Discounter Charles Schwab is selling advice. Should you take it?  
BOOK EXCERPT
Dodge the six biggest investing mistakes
Even the most sophisticated investors make these errors. 
STOCKS
What's ahead for stocks
Where to find value, growth, and reliability. 
Playing the China boom
You can still get in on the rally, but the ride could get rough. 
Tech stocks for the next 10 years
Tech is back. Look at these trends for the Next Big Thing. 
MUTUAL FUNDS
Top picks from top pros
Successful fund managers talk about what they're buying now. 
We need a makeover!
Five readers get help for their portfolio challenges. 
The ultimate fund guide
Performance updates for more than 1,000 funds.  
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Coming down with gold fever
Understand the risks of gold, the latest investing bug. 
Picking the sweet spot in real estate
The choosy investor's guide to REITs. 
Investments you can live with
Art, antiques, and fine wine won't beat stocks long term, but they're more fun to own. 
EPILOGUE
Investing made simple
You don't need a complicated strategy to achieve your goals. 
Money 1st
Five money resolutions to make this year
The big idea
How to help consumers save more of their dough. 
By the numbers
A 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. 
The Plan
Best funds through thick and thin
The MONEY 70 will help you buy and hold your way to your goals. 
Turn your gold into cash
Prices 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 less
A new law may reduce the cost of mental-health care, but it's not a panacea. 
Second act
An attorney adds part-time referee to her resume. 
Home
What your home needs this year
Our maintenance calendar will help you protect the value of your biggest investment. 
Sweetening the deal on a vacation house
If you're in the market for a home away from home, this is a good time to buy. 
Tech
New year, new you
No need to pay a personal trainer with these digital fitness coaches. 
How the e-readers stack up
We review the Kindle, the Nook, and the Sony Reader, and pick our favorite. 
Real Life
Will move for work
Relocating could provide the Moskowitzes with better job prospects. But will a transition pay off in the long run? 
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
Five ways to keep your money resolutions
Use these tricks to give yourself the best chance of reaching your goals. By Tyler Cowen 
THE BOOM YEARS
Don't let your kids get squeezed
Caught 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 friends
A fulfilling retirement hinges on having enough money, sure, but having enough pals counts too. By Walter Updegrave 
VALUE ADDED
Six ways to ensure a remodeling project pays off
Yes, 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 life
Technology was supposed to make me more efficient. Then it took over. Time to fight back. By Pat Regnier 
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