The 401(k) is Americans' main means to save for retirement, but most don't know how to gauge whether a plan is good, putting savings at risk.» Read More
A look at eight areas where a so-so credit score—anything under 720—can impact how you'll pay, or whether you get to "play" at all.
Credit scores largely determine access to credit and the ability to own a home, car or start a business—and how much you'll pay.
It's time for financial advisors ignoring social media to get over it. You don't need to post snarky tweets; you do need a social presence.
Senior Personal Finance reporter Sharon Epperson discusses with three top advisors about how financial planners are compensated.
If your portfolio boomed last year, your advisor did not focus on the one thing you were assured was the top concern: downside protection.
While weather and taxes are a priority for some retirees, most wish to age in place, close to friends and family.
Hearsay is introducing a set of tools focused on financial services to help advisors keep their jobs in the face of robo-advisors.
ETF portfolios will be the future default because of lower costs, more transparency and greater liquidity and tax advantages.
Many married individuals feel safer than singles when it comes to finances. But financial advisors say it's a false sense of confidence.
Many worry about market risk, but young investors saving for retirement can relax, say advisors. Near-retirees, however, should be careful.
CNBC's Financial Advisor Council weighs in on the impact of possible rising interest rates on investors, at the 2015 TD Ameritrade confab.
As more boomers regard retirement as a stepping stone to a new profession, a dilemma has arisen: When to cut bait to pursue a passion.
Exchange-traded funds are booming, but advisors caution clients to weigh the pluses and minuses before abandoning mutual funds for ETFs.
A survey of the new CNBC Financial Advisor Council finds members bullish on emerging markets as a good way to ride out market volatility.
The Super Bowl stocks indicator has fascinated investors since 1978. Bob Johnson, president of The American College, dissects the theory.
Financial advisors can find themselves steering clients away from odd investment ideas, from strip club start-ups to marijuana farms.
Online wealth management services bring financial advice to the masses, but retirement planning still requires an advisor's human touch.
The health- and long-term-care costs of retirement can seem daunting, but careful advance planning can help put things in perspective.
Finding the right advisor can get complicated. Manisha Thakor of Buckingham and the BAM Alliance shares five questions to vet candidates.
Sharon Epperson discusses a retirement game plan for athletes and Gen Y fans with Mike and Ryan Alfred, founders of BrightScope.
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A tax deduction is not a given each time you open your wallet for a worthy cause. So be sure to check with an advisor first.
As the end of the year approaches, it's a good time to check your financial situation by reviewing important documents.
Advisors Lazetta Rainey Braxton and Shannon Eusey caution savers to maximize 401(k) opportunities but avoid pitfalls.