Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 3 - April 2010
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 worldIn 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 movesSix trends are reshaping the housing market. Work them to your advantage. By Amanda Gengler
Get the most out of your homeWouldn'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 puzzleThe 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 pollWhere have you gotten the best financial advice?
The big ideaDon't be fooled into overpaying.
The ethicists"Should I tattle on a tax cheat?"
By the numbersHow to interpret unemployment statistics.
The frugal connoisseurScore a great deal on luggage.
Credit watchCharge cards make a comeback.
Learn from your tax returnYour 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 actFrom ad executive to caterer.
Go for a better raiseFor top employees, the outlook is brightening.
Does investing abroad do you any good?Europe's recent blowup highlights the risks. But going global is still savvy.
The hidden perils of ETFsThey're great, but flawed, tools for diversification.
How Ford is taking on ToyotaThe automaker steals a page from Japan, stressing quality and small cars.
Rev up your old computer A few easy tweaks can speed up your sluggish machine.
Weathering a long job search More than a year of looking is eroding an IT pro's confidence -- and her family's finances.
THE MONEY SHRINK
How not to waste your tax refundTrick yourself into fiscal discipline. By Tyler Cowen
THE BOOM YEARS
Leaving an inheritance on a shoestringDon't have as much stashed as you'd like? Try these strategies. By Dan Kadlec
THE LONG VIEW
Dialing back the risk in retirementThe 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 isSocially responsible investing is appealing in theory, tricky in practice. Follow these golden rules. By Pat Regnier
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|