NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMoney.com, The Wall Street Journal's personal finance site, debuted today a significant redesign with new features and a robust set of interactive tools. In addition to original content from SmartMoney's award-winning journalists, the site will feature news and analysis from across The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes WSJ.com, MarketWatch and Barrons.com, to serve as a comprehensive personal finance and investing resource.
"We've created a true online personal finance hub that aggregates the most relevant content from across the Journal and Dow Jones to compliment SmartMoney's award-winning journalism," said Janet Paskin, editor of SmartMoney.com. "Users now have a single destination that provides all the information they need to make the best possible personal finance and investment decisions."
New features and tools on SmartMoney.com include:
- SmartMoney Retirement Planner: Users can test-drive and visualize various retirement scenarios with this in-depth but easy-to-use tool that allows them to enter as much or as little financial detail as they would like.
- Answer Engine: Users can choose from a list of common problems on topics including managing debt, housing, retirement and estate planning, investing, taxes and savings – and browse solutions including helpful articles, tools, worksheets and how-to guides. In addition to content chosen by a team of editors, Answer Engine allows users to track constantly updated news on these topics, powered by Factiva.
- How-To Guides: For users who are ready to spring into action, SmartMoney has created a new library of 35 clear, comprehensive how-to guides.
- New blogs: "Encore," lead-written by Catey Hill, which provides coverage of all aspects of retirement; and "Pay Dirt," lead-written by Quentin Fottrell, which offers a daily look at consumer issues, including shopping, spending and customer service.
SmartMoney.com now also offers clearer navigation that complements the newly redesigned SmartMoney magazine. Key sections include Invest, Spend, Borrow, Plan, and Retirement, which offer a gamut of strategies, insight and advice on how to best optimize personal finance and investing decisions.
SmartMoney will also launch a free Retirement Planner app for the iPad and for Android tablets in the coming weeks.
Fidelity Investments is launch sponsor for the redesigned SmartMoney.com.
SmartMoney.com, The Wall Street Journal's personal finance site, informs an affluent audience to make smart investing, saving and spending decisions. The site launched in 1997 to reflect the magazine's strong background of personal finance as well as provide users with innovative interactive tools and worksheets. Since its launch, the site has won two General Excellence awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. SmartMoney.com Licensing is a leading supplier of interactive tools for financial planning, market analysis and data visualization. Dow Jones & Company acquired Hearst Corporation's 50% interest in SmartMoney in 2010, bringing Dow Jones' total interest to 100%.
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