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Buy the gold standard -- the very best that money can buy. Or satisfy your "champagne taste" for food, cars, funds, phones and more with value-priced alternatives. You can't go wrong with our picks, no matter how much you want to spend.
No one is a more reliable steward of your money than you are.
Tighter lending standards imposed by banks are thwarting even low-risk home loans.
Experts square off on proposed financial-transaction fees.
Property-tax relief: Rate cuts are fairer than caps, by Knight Kiplinger
Debt-settlement agencies that promise relief can add to woes.
But a new "safety premium" comes at a cost: lower yields.
The Web makes it easier for investors to have a say.
How can the federal government bring revenues and expenses back into balance?, by Knight Kiplinger
Why companies stumble, by Whitney Tilson and John Heins
Bet on clean energy, by James K. Glassman
Think like a squirrel, by Robert Frick
Pay off a mortgage or save for college? by Thomas M. Anderson
We pick seven stocks with global reach or, like China Mobile, a vast untapped domestic market.
A low, low price for your piece of paradise may be tempting. But add up all the costs before you ante up a down payment.
Why stocks beat bonds, by Jeremy J. Siegel
Treasury inflation-protected securities should be a key part of your holdings. We tell you how -- and when -- to buy them.
Thrills and spills are a given, but the industry's prospects are surprisingly good.
New exchange-traded funds let you bet on platinum and palladium, too. And don’t forget silver.
Reinvestment riddle, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett
Fidelity and Schwab waive commissions on some exchange-traded funds.
Calamos International Growth is on a roll, thanks to a big stake in overseas technology stocks.
Stock jockeys try bonds, by Russel Kinnel
New deductions and credits can slash your 2009 tax bill.
They're worthy adversaries. The one you choose depends on your personality and spending habits.
You'll see more disclosures on your bill but have a tougher time getting a store credit card.
Renting may be smarter if home prices in your area will fall further.
Programs that forgive federal loans can help ease the burden.
Military service is a tough job, but it comes with privileges.
Kimberly Lankford weighs the pros and cons of closing dormant credit-card accounts and taking a refund-anticipation loan.
It pays to pay attention because banks are tweaking rates all the time.
It's still a buyer’s market, but we show you how to make a quick sale and get a fair price.
Give your home a face-lift and stage it to get a quicker sale and a higher price.
Be prepared to strike a happy medium, but don’t low-ball your initial price.
Contingencies protect you and your buyer, but they can also sabotage a sale.
Don’t count out Toyota, by Jessica Anderson
Online video services offer thousands of films and TV shows that you can download in minutes.
What you need to know about ethical investing, by Elizabeth Ody
Walter Gadkowski, an anesthesiologist, left his full-time job and now takes temporary physician assignments several months each year.