Table of Contents:VOL. 39, NO. 7 - August 2010
Best Places to Live
100 best places to live in AmericaMONEY dug through reams of data to find these terrific small cities, which even now boast plenty of jobs, good schools, safe streets, and much more.
Which metro areas are hot (and which are not)How the economic and housing strength of the nation's 100 biggest places stacks up. By Amanda Gengler
Navigating a highwire stock market These five strategies will help you keep your cool -- and your profits -- amid Euro-debt panics and 500-point Dow drops. By Janice Revell
The bond guru looks ahead Pimco's Bill Gross anticipated a world of low returns ahead when few others did. But what's next? Interview by Pat Regnier
What to do when you can't do it allSometimes it seems like you just don't have enough money to meet all your goals. The solution: Set priorities that are flexible -- but not too flexible. By George Mannes
Seven secrets of super saversYou can put away a lot more than the average American without living a deprived life. By Donna Rosato
Three ways to profit from falling rates
By the numbersThe cost of healthy living in retirement.
The big ideaAt work, 50 is the better 25.
Help DeskFind a trustworthy financial adviser.
Readers to the rescue Should you be giving investment advice?
Surviving a gray divorceTo divvy up assets fairly, tackle these four questions.
Second actAn IT consultant turns to fashion.
Promote the brand of youHow to spin your image to get the job you want.
Advice for the reluctant landlordThinking of renting out your home until prices rise? Follow these tips.
Will small stocks ever slow down?Hitching a ride with small-company shares may be risky.
Fund X-ray: T. Rowe Price equity incomeIt bets on a rebound in financials.
Fix our mixA couple need to coordinate their investments.
Why spend $300 a night for a hotel?For big savings and a more authentic experience, stay in a house or an apartment instead.
ASK THE EXPERT
Playing retirement catch-up Save -- not invest -- more aggressively. By Walter Updegrave
Temporary kitchen face-liftDo this instead. By Josh Garskof
THE STOCK STRATEGIST
The silver lining in Europe's messThe debt crisis means bargains on foreign stocks. By Pat Dorsey
THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR
The case for buying AmericanU.S. stocks get an undeserved bad rap. By Paul J. Lim
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|