By JANET PASKIN
Every day, we make dozens of financial decisions. Most are small; some can be life-changing. Regardless of their magnitude, wise choices require clear information and advice. SmartMoney.com has been helping readers stay on top of their financial lives for 14 years, and now we'll be an even more powerful financial ally -- with a new look, new features, and new tools. Not that there was anything wrong with our old site (the Society of American Business Editors and Writers has given us its "General Excellence" award two years running). You'll still find breaking news and advice from our award-winning staff, in addition to our full suite of portfolio and market-research tools and weekly favorites like "Ten Things They Won't Tell You." But we've also reached across the Dow Jones family to gather the best personal finance news and analysis from the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Barron's, and the Dow Jones Newswires -- all at SmartMoney.com. We've built new tools, with more on the way, and reorganized the site so that it's easier to find the information you need, when you need it. Here are some features we think you'll particularly like:
Home page: Breaking news, analysis and smart advice from SmartMoney and the rest of the Dow Jones family, as well as "5 Must-Reads" the stories you just can't miss. Portfolios, watch-lists and market data are all here too, in the Investor Center on the right side of the page, along with daily investing ideas from across the network.
Articles: We've made it easier to share our award-winning journalism with your friends (or send advice to your children) via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. We've also added relevant tools, guides and references, so you can turn information into action, when you're ready.
Answers: Under the Answers tab, we start with Answer Engine, which allows you to follow the news and developments on any financial decisions you might be facing. You can also search our deep library of How-To Guides and our popular Ask SmartMoney question-and-answer feature.
Retirement Planner: Are you saving enough for retirement? Spending too generously (or living too frugally)? Our brand-new Retirement Planner tool lets you test-drive all your different retirement scenarios with as much, or as little, detail as you like.
We'd love to know what you think of our new look. Send feedback to email@example.com.