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By Robert Barker

Each Friday morning in BW Online's Daily Briefing, you'll find Your Money, a column by Business Week personal finance specialist Robert Barker. It's devoted to you: How you not only can make more money but also how you can save that other precious asset, time. Whether it's mutual funds, stocks, your 401(k) plan, or taxes, Bob likes to get behind the big names and latest trends on Wall Street to find out what's really going on -- so you can become a smarter investor.

Have any comments, or topics you'd like to see Bob cover? Drop him a line at
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Dec. 18   The Reckoning: How the Column Did This Year Table: The Reckoning, 1998

How To Be Your Own Investment Adviser -- Keep Reading
Dec. 11   A Growth-Stock Picker Beats the Sophomore Slump

Letters to "Your Money" -- and Robert Barker's Response
Dec. 4   Vanguard's Navigator Plus: Calculating the Here and Now

Nov. 20   When a Fund's Loss Makes You a Winner
Nov. 13   A Chat with a Former SEC Fund Cop
Nov. 6    How Irene Hoover Sailed Through the Small-Cap Slaughter
         Table: Irene Hoover's Top 20 Picks

Oct. 30    Your Moolah and Your Mind: A Psychological Thriller

Four Little Tales -- from Gender to Brokers
Oct. 23   Can "Spiders" Spin Strong, Fluid Fund Gains?
Oct. 16   Longleaf Is Back in Business. Will the Market Follow?
Oct. 9   Fund Fees Too High? Tell It to the Directors
Oct. 2   Windsor's Charles Freeman: Navigating Stormy Seas

Sept. 25    Q&A: An Expert's Take on How Insiders Trade
Sept. 18   Cruising the Munis with Thornburg's McMahon
Sept. 11   Bear Market? Consider This Shopping List
         Table: Small Caps on Sale
Sept. 9   A Walk on the Global Side with Blair Boyer

Aug. 28    How Caldwell & Orkin Neutralizes Market Swings
         Table: Caldwell & Orkin's Most Recently Disclosed Holdings
Aug. 21   It's Time for Brokers to Tell All on Monthly Statements
Aug. 14   Chuck Royce's Counsel on Small-Caps -- Patience
Aug. 7   Acorn USA's Robert Mohn: Surviving the Small Cap Rout

July 31    Scudder's Millard on AT&T and the Large Caps
July 24   Polaris Global Won't Be an Unknown Fund for Long
July 17   A Peak at the Secrets of O'Shaughnessy
July 10   Frontier's Jim Fay -- on the Bottom Looking Up
July 3   A Talk with Phil Treick, The Year's Top Equity Fund Manager?

June 26    Is Price Volatility a Destroyer of Economies?
June 19   A Chat with Morningstar's Rekenthaler: Advice and Vinegar
June 12   For Growth Stocks, Peter Vlachos Looks Abroad
June 5   Everybody Hates Union Pacific Stock. Should You?
June 4   Oakmark's Herro on the Case for Foreign Stocks
June 3   These Economic Hotshots Might Make a Bundle for Investors
June 2   Why Monsanto and American Home Are Pooling Their Genes

May 29    Where Vanguard's Heavy Hitters Put Their Money
May 22   J.P. Morgan: Targeting the Small Investor
May 15    The Two Sides of Garrett Van Wagoner
May 8   Q&A: Mid-Cap Bargain Hunter Wayne Archambo
May 5   Lessons from Sylvan Learning Systems' Soaring Stock Price

Apr. 24    Real Fund-Expense Figures Get Easier to Find
         Table: The Top-Yielding Money Funds...and the Most Efficient
Apr. 17   A Talk with Small-Stock Maven Dick Gould
Apr. 10   Your Fund's a Winner. Need to Retune the Portfolio?
Apr. 3   These Cuba Funds Are Betting on the Embargo's End

Mar. 27   A Chat with a Hard-Working Growth-Stock Picker
Mar. 20   Should Teletubbies Be in Your Portfolio
Mar. 13   A Bond Index Fund? Vanguard's Volpert Tells Why
Mar. 6   Tools for Telling If a Roth IRA Is for You
         Table: Stalking Roth Info on the Web

Feb. 27    To Get in on This Deal, You'll Have to Hurry
Feb. 13   A Small-Fund Family Makes a Big Splash
Feb. 6   Missed the Boat on DEC? So Did Fidelity -- Big Time

Jan. 30   A Chat with Couch Potato Fund's Marc Gabelli
Jan. 23   Mutual-Fund Facts from the Obscure to the Bizarre

Capital Gains and Restricted-Stock Grants: A Sweet Combo
Jan. 16   Turner Midcap's McHugh: Out to Avoid Sophomore Slump

A Talk with T. Rowe Price's Brian Rogers
Jan. 9   Can Ex-Janus Whiz Tom Marsico Do It Again -- on His Own?

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