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Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 4 - May 2010
Features
The truth about health care reform
What you need to know about how your family will benefit, what you'll really pay, and whether you'll get better or worse medical care. By Pat Regnier with Michelle Andrews, Amanda Gengler, and Donna Rosato 
The 100 best moves you can make with your money
Our annual guide to the best stocks and funds, credit cards, career moves, retirement strategies, and much more.  
The ultimate defensive portfolio
These days, you need to protect your investments against the slings and arrows of deflation and inflation. Impossible? Not if you pull off a few deft moves. By Penelope Wang 
VISIONARIES
Why the bailout needs a reboot
Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz saw the financial crisis coming. Now, he says, the effort to clean up the resulting mess requires an overhaul. Interview by David Futrelle 
How to age-proof your career
Coming across as the old guy (or gal) at work can cost you when it comes to raises, promotions, and layoffs. Have no fear -- your anti-aging kit is here. By Dan Kadlec 
Money 1st
Three new rules to feel good about
Credit watch
Should you customize your card benefits? 
By the numbers
When retirement savings fall short. 
The frugal connoisseur
How to spend less on a close shave. 
By the numbers
How to interpret unemployment statistics. 
The frugal connoisseur
Score a great deal on luggage. 
The Plan
Credit or debit? How to decide
Surprise: Your bank card isn't always the better option. 
Five things ...
To know about getting audited. 
Second act
Successful entrepreneur Gary Buslik became a college professor. 
Home
The best outdoor jobs to tackle now
Try these low-cost ways to make your home shine for the summer -- and protect its value for years to come. 
Invest
Are stocks pricey?
Two titans of finance disagree. Figuring out where you come down will help set your expectations and strategy. 
Fix our mix
Too much cash and not enough stock are grounding this couple's retirement dreams. 
The explainer
Beware this bond bandwagon. 
Real Life
Drowning in home debt
The real estate bust left the Hallbecks -- along with many other Americans -- underwater on their home. 
Columns
THE MONEY SHRINK
Three things to tell a new graduate
Before you launch a young adult upon the world, share this advice on career, money, and love. By Tyler Cowen 
THE LONG VIEW
Roth conversions: Beware the hype
Now anyone can convert a traditional IRA. That's good news -- but there are catches. By Walter Updegrave 
THESTOCK STRATEGIST
Finding good buys in bad industries
Even troubled parts of the economy offer promising stocks-- if you know how to look. By Pat Dorsey 
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