Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 5 - June 2010
The danger in your portfolioBig money is pouring into bonds - but they're not as safe as investors believe. Rearrange your holdings before your returns are ruined. By Paul J. Lim
Stock up for more income Bonds aren't the only way to generate income from your portfolio. The right mix of investments can give you a real boost. Plus: the best places to put your cash right now. By Carla Fried and Ismat Sarah Mangla
Solving your toughest health care challenges These strategies can cure what ails you when it comes to getting and paying for medical care, from higher premiums to denied claims. By Amanda Gengler
Five secrets of successful career changers Learn how these professionals switched industries - in the midst of one of the worst job markets of all time. By Carolyn Bigda and Donna Rosato
The future of investing advice A good adviser can be hard to find if you don't want to shell out big bucks for a planner. Can web-based money management fill the gap? By George Mannes
For better choices, choose less The key to decision-making? Don't sweat the small stuff, says business professor Sheena Iyengar. Interview by Penelope Wang
Three great places to score a summer vacation deal
By the numbers The sandwich generation gets squeezed tighter.
The big idea You'll be happier if you spend smarter, says behavioral finance expert Dan Ariely.
Credit watch Do you ever need a credit score monitor?
What to do when your pension is frozen Rethink your plans - and step up your savings.
Financial fix Lisa Jucha needs disability coverage but isn't sure how much to get.
Clip your dental costsGet a million-dollar smile without the exorbitant price tag.
Find a mortgage tailormade for youSure you want a 30-year fixed? Another option may be a better fit..
Five things to know about home warranties.
Can financial stocks keep climbing?Fund managers who say yes are reaping big returns this year. But the risk of a fall is real.
The explainer Six reasons China makes Japan a smart bet.
Fund x-ray: American Europacific Growth Can America's largest foreign fund keep riding out the global economic crisis?
Make talk cheaperIs your cellphone bill beginning to rival your mortgage? These moves can help you cut hundreds off your yearly tab.
THE LONG VIEW
Enjoy the rebound; remember the Risk Yes, stocks have torn it up lately. But you still need to plan for big plunges down the road. By Walter Updegrave
THE STOCK STRATEGIST
The right way to play a takeover Buyout targets may look appealing, but stick with those that can make it on their own.. By Pat Dorsey
Restore order to your garageYou'll spend some money and effort corralling all that stuff so your cars can fit. It's worth it. By Josh Garskof
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
Why sales matter more than profits Corporate bottom lines look great, but for the recovery to stick, the top line needs to grow too. By Paul J. Lim
After last year's dramatic comeback, the housing market is now getting back to "normal." But what does that big picture forecast mean for the value of your home? Whether you're buying or selling or just staying put, here's what you should know in 2014. (more
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|