Smart moves in a mean economy


Your plan
What you really want from your money
A growing number of advisers say that until you think hard about that question, you can't have a successful lifelong financial plan. They're right. (more)

Keep your cool in a dangerous market
With every dip in the Dow, that inner voice urging you to sell gets louder. Here are four reasons you shouldn't listen. (more)

Ben Stein: What, him worry?
Not about a recession anyway. But he is plenty concerned about the fallout from the impending retirement of his 'undisciplined' generation. (more)

Your home
Why it's not too late to refinance
Rates have crept up from recent lows, but even now, a refi can be a smart move. (more)

Time to hunt for a vacation home
Second-home markets are hurting, making this a good opportunity to look (leisurely) for a deal. (more)

Build your dream house now
It's the best time in years to take your blueprint off the drawing board and construct it for real. (more)

Your Portfolio
Junked stocks that could fly again
The mortgage crisis has relegated the stocks of once high-flying industries to Wall Street's scrap yard. But some of them may be ready to take off again. (more)

Steer clear of the new gold rush
The story of how the yellow metal offers investors the ultimate safe haven is spun from pretty thin straw. (more)

Why Warren Buffett is buying railroads
Improved technology and fuel efficiency have made the rails a perfect industry for the 21st century. (more)

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.