Safest Investments to Buy Now

Money 70: The best mutual funds you can buy
Investing is a marathon. Use our Money 70 funds to run a safe, steady race. (more)

Retirement planning: Start out strong
To make their long-term dreams come true, Jodi and David Lewis, ages 26 and 27, need to be as serious about savings as they are about their careers. (more)

A thirtysomething's search for financial security
Nakia Haskins, 32, needs to resolve her current cash crunch without jeopardizing her future retirement goals. (more)

Mid-career: Reduce retirement plan risk
With college and retirement worries mounting, Steven and Haley Morrow, ages 46 and 30, need to take fewer risks with their investment portfolio. (more)

The home stretch to retirement
Mark and Linda Paine, ages 51 and 58, are nearing retirement and don't have a high risk tolerance. (more)

William and Kat Marlowe, 65 and 60, need to act their age and stop investing like 30-year-olds. (more)

Socially responsible funds deliver decent returns. But finding one that reflects your values isn't so easy. (more)
Don't go overboard with overseas funds, even as U.S. stocks lag, says Money Magazine's Answer Guy. (more)
If you're not getting good results, and you're not even having fun, active investing is not for you. (more)
Mutual Fund Screener Search among thousands of mutual funds for the one that meets your criteria. (more)
Tips for choosing stock and bond funds. Plus: When to dump a loser. (more)
Tell us how much you have, how long you will save and at what rate, and find out what your nest egg will grow to. (more)