When our first issue hit newsstands in 1992, the Dow was under 3500 and a "smartphone" had a cord running from the kitchen to the den. Here, eight lessons we learned along the way.
A brief accounting of what SmartMoney Magazine got right -- and wrong.
Can workers fight the weak economy by becoming full-time investors?
Moving to a residential-care facility is difficult enough -- even before you account for the hidden fees, untrained caretakers and misleading marketing.
As we hurry off into the history books, we can't help but make a few bold predictions about the future of finance.
Arends: The average hedge fund trounced the S&P 500 during the 2008 crash -- but has lagged it ever since.
Annuity providers are quietly tweaking the payouts on some of their popular products. Why the changes have advisers and investors up in arms.
Uncertainty over the fate of Europe and China has sent investors fleeing from emerging-market funds. So why are some pros heading back in?
Can't find the sale racks at Saks? That's exactly how the CEO likes it.
Investment pros have made a habit of -- and made money -- betting on the second-biggest company in an industry.
Budget cuts, increased regulations and changing technology are testing many education-related firms.
High crop prices could be a boon to farmers and investors alike. Two ways to buy into the world's growing demand for food.
Hough: Erratic price swings can work to the advantage of long-term investors.
Why have dozens of stock mutual funds made exchange-traded funds some of their largest positions?
Online consulting sites are enticing boomers with offers of freelance gigs. But can the jobs pay professionals the wages they want?
With some private colleges bumping up their financial aid, good old State U. is no longer always the cheapest option.
Ruffenach: When family battles over an elder are ready to boil over, it may be time to call in an expert.
Machan: Serving free ice cream and being nice to jerks: How small retailers survive.
With the markets once again turning shaky, we turned to the pros for advice.
As the lodging industry rebounds, big-name brands are checking in. Why everyone from top designers to sushi chef Nobu wants to be a hotelier.
Kadet: Our fascination with self-monitoring has created the lab-test junkie.
From private lessons to a music vacation, what you get for your money.
Which stocks will shine? Jack Hough searches the markets for clues that point to tomorrow's top performers.
From credit cards and charitable giving to online dating and the hunt for discontinued products, Anne Kadet takes an offbeat look at consumer behavior, customer service and marketing trends.
Small businesses are the engine of the economy; Dyan Machan finds out what kind of fuel makes them go. Innovation, strategy and tips for start-up entrepreneurs, in Smart Ideas.
For a growing number of baby boomers, there is no more pressing financial issue than retirement. Glenn Ruffenach looks at strategies, ideas and tools to help prepare for, and make the most of, life after 50.
If you think personal finance is all about math skills and timing, your brain has a surprise for you. Wall Street Journal editor Ryan Sager explores the intersection of psychology and investing in Money & Your Mind.