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How we choose our annual list of favorite no-load mutual funds, by Janet Bodnar
Winding down Fannie and Freddie will raise the cost of borrowing.
Higher oil prices and Japanese woes could deal a body blow to the economy and the markets.
Is it ethical for employers to cut operating costs by hiring independent contractors rather than employees?, by Knight Kiplinger
When cashiers ask for personal information, it's okay to decline.
Learn why some measures of price changes ignore food and fuel.
Recruiters are back, but students still need to do their homework.
Vocal and aggressive investors play a critical role in holding management teams accountable, by Whitney Tilson and John Heins
How to find attractive value stocks, by James Glassman
Why we fall for scams, by Robert Frick
Four new funds join this year's list of our top choices.
Berkshire Hathaway is flush with cash, and the wizard is ready to spend it. Here are the stocks we think best fit his investing philosophies now.
Beware investing advice from permanent pessimists, by Andrew Feinberg
We answer seven questions on the minds of many investors to help you protect your portfolio through these disastrous events.
The fund known as Qubes tilts toward large growth companies by tracking the Nasdaq 100.
Buy Canadian oil stocks, by Jeffrey Kosnett
Make short work of a long form by focusing on these seven points.
This manager expects to see rising interest rates in developing nations trying to combat inflation, and he’s betting on corporate debt to benefit in the long term.
32 ways you may be inadvertently throwing cash away.
Their reputation is tarnished, but they can be a compelling alternative to traditional schools.
Convert decades of savings into regular monthly checks with annuities and longevity insurance.
For Mother's Day, assemble your digital photos in a new-fashioned album.
For starters, be sure to file your return on time anyway to minimize penalties.
No more wondering when you'll get your money.
Kimberly Lankford tells how long to hold on to tax records and suggests good uses for a refund.
You can use your smart phone to check your accounts, pay bills and deposit checks.
Discover the value of your treasures by watching others haul in their heirlooms and collectibles for appraisal.
Auto safety gets a makeover, by Jessica Anderson
What you need to know about private sales, by Stacy Rapacon
College graduate Irving Steel took a chance and booked a one-way plane ticket to Shanghai to launch his career in the new land of opportunity.