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Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 2 - March 2010
Features
The 20 best money Web sites
Few sites are smart or trustworthy enough to help you make better money decisions. The best of that breed are right here. 
12 ways to cut your taxes
The bright side to the grim economy of 2009: There's something for everyone in this year's tax code. 
Finding value in a pricey market
After a year when almost every investment went from junk to gem, it's harder to pick out the real bargains -- unless you know where to look. 
Working without a net
Janie and Chris Peterson love the freedom of being their own boss. But it comes with a high price. 
Make the best of a bad 401(k)
In the long run, lousy plans are more likely to upset your retirement than bad markets. Here's how to overcome shortcomings in your account. 
How well is the SEC protecting you?
Last year new chief Mary Schapiro vowed to reform the agency. Are you really any safer? 
Money 1st
Three ways to spring ahead
Money poll
How will you do on April 15? 
The big idea
Don't run out of money after retirement. 
Mortgage shopping gets easier ...
Thanks to new regs from the feds. 
The ethicists
Should I let my kid take his college savings in cash? 
The frugal connoisseur
Save on a classic watch. 
The Plan
Spring yourself from credit card traps
It may be time to flee to a smaller, friendlier bank. 
How to get your kids to fund a nest egg
Convince them that retirement saving is the best use for their bucks. 
Get a leg up on your job search
Work with a headhunter for better access to plum positions. 
Is genetic testing worth the price?
Home kits that analyze your DNA can be costly. 
Five things ...
To know about permanent life insurance. 
Home
Are the deals melting away?
Rates are rising, and a big tax credit is about to expire. But it will still pay to keep a cool head as you hunt. 
Cashing in on the condo bust
Great bargains abound, but you have to shop carefully. 
Invest
Why diversification will work again
Don't let the recent past color your thinking. As the economic picture brightens, asset returns won't all look the same. 
The money makeover
A too-aggressive strategy could threaten the Vieuxes' goal of saving for a home. 
 
The explainer
Be warned: Stocks could still take years to return to their prior peaks. 
Fund x-ray: Vanguard Wellington
An old -- and old-fashioned -- stockand- bond fund has had equity-like returns without equity-like risk. 
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
Stop squandering my inheritance!
What to do if your parents are spending like a Trump.By Tyler Cowen 
THE LONG VIEW
Two helpful ideas from Uncle Sam
New 401(k) proposals could help you plan better for retirement income. By Walter Updegrave 
VALUE ADDED
The three-figure kitchen makeover
Quickly resolve shortcomings with these simple, low-cost products. By Josh Garskof 
THE  STOCK STRATEGIST
The price you pay for frothy assets
The past decade shows how risky it is to pay a premium for investments. By Pat Dorsey 
THE  INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
Time to buy a slice of Buffett?
It's easier to invest in Berkshire Hathaway now, but that doesn't mean you should. By Joe Light 
THE BOTTOM LINE
Beware the data dazzle
Performance numbers aren't a good guide to future returns. So why keep looking at them? By Pat Regnier 
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