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Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 3 - April 2010
Features
The crisis is (mostly) over. Now what?
These seven strategies will help you navigate your way back to personal profitability-- and peace of mind. By Cybele Weisser 
The best advice now, and ever
After a year when almost every investment went from It's time to get back to the basics of building your wealth. Some of the nation's leading entrepreneurs, investors, and thinkers share their thoughts on how to do just that. 
Investing for a new world
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, you face new challenges -- and new opportunities. Shift your plan to reflect the new reality. By Joe Light 
Making the right moves
Six trends are reshaping the housing market. Work them to your advantage. By Amanda Gengler 
Get the most out of your home
Wouldn't it be great if a few small changes could make you happier (and maybe add a little resale value)? Research says they can. By Elizabeth Fenner 
Solve your toughest retirement puzzle
The cost of long-term care is high (and usually not covered by Medicare), but so is the cost of insuring for it. Here's how to plan. By Lisa Gibbs 
Money 1st
Three deals to grab now
Money poll
Where have you gotten the best financial advice? 
The big idea
Don't be fooled into overpaying. 
The ethicists
"Should I tattle on a tax cheat?" 
By the numbers
How to interpret unemployment statistics. 
The frugal connoisseur
Score a great deal on luggage. 
Credit watch
Charge cards make a comeback. 
The Plan
Learn from your tax return
Your 1040 can help you pinpoint smart financial planning moves. 
"Can we afford this college?"
As aid award letters arrive, get ready for some tough decisions. 
The Money makeover
"When can I retire?" 
Second act
From ad executive to caterer. 
Go for a better raise
For top employees, the outlook is brightening. 
Invest
Does investing abroad do you any good?
Europe's recent blowup highlights the risks. But going global is still savvy. 
The hidden perils of ETFs
They're great, but flawed, tools for diversification. 
How Ford is taking on Toyota
The automaker steals a page from Japan, stressing quality and small cars. 
Tech
Rev up your old computer
A few easy tweaks can speed up your sluggish machine. 
Real Life
Weathering a long job search
More than a year of looking is eroding an IT pro's confidence -- and her family's finances. 
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
How not to waste your tax refund
Trick yourself into fiscal discipline. By Tyler Cowen 
THE BOOM YEARS
Leaving an inheritance on a shoestring
Don't have as much stashed as you'd like? Try these strategies. By Dan Kadlec 
THE  LONG VIEW
Dialing back the risk in retirement
The right way to reassess your equity exposure as you age. By Walter Updegrave 
THE  INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
When a manager flees, should you?
Not necessarily. But you will have to size up the fund anew. By Lisa Gibbs 
THE BOTTOM LINE
Putting your money where your heart is
Socially responsible investing is appealing in theory, tricky in practice. Follow these golden rules. By Pat Regnier 
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