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  • Your Childhood Collections May Be Worth a Bundle Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:41 AM ET
    Detective Comics

    In Stanley Gibbons’ world famous London stamp shop, collectors marvel at the rare “plate 77 penny red” stamp while turmoil rages far away in the financial markets.  The rare stamp, seen as the holy grail of stamps from Great Britain, costs nearly $900,000 – a sizeable investment and one that an increasing number of investors are considering as an alternatives to today’s unstable markets.

  • Coming Sovereign Debt Crisis: Faber     Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 7:54 PM ET

    Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher, The Gloom Boom & Doom Report, says there is another crisis coming with regard to sovereign debt. The fiscal deficit in the U.S., he says, is not going to come down unless governments are willing to make draconian cuts.

  • With Chase and Discover recently introducing and experimenting with free balance transfer credit cards, they have breathed new life into a genre that industry experts previously believed to be extinct. However, the moves have left many scratching their heads.

  • Angel Tech Investors Seek Out Big Returns Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 6:13 AM ET

    With interest rates on savings accounts at record lows and uncertain returns in the stock market, investing in technology start-ups has become increasingly appealing.

  • Calculating Realistic Returns for Your Retirement Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.

  • Memorabilia Investment: The Golden Oldies Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Madonna performs onstage during the opening night of her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the O2 Arena on in London, England.

    Michael Jackson’s jacket, a Madonna dress, even plates bearing the Queen of England’s face - in a world of cold hard investment, the collection of special items that hold a particular value because of their significance in our collective memory makes a welcome change, and  perhaps represents the ultimate alternative investment.

  • Horse Syndicates Attract Investors Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 9:09 AM ET
    Barry Irwin

    There are horse syndicates at all levels, for all prices. You can buy into a horse for as little as $1,000, although more heralded prospects will likely run you at least $10,000 for a 5-to-10 percent share.

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    Jerry Lewis

    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • Johnson: How Much Will the Economic Recovery Cost Us? Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    The United States has a renewed sense of optimism.

  • To Infinity and Beyond: Investing in Space Travel Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Atlantis

    It’s no secret that the global economy is in trouble, so if you’re bored of the world of stocks and bonds and feel the tedium of a slowing market, the time may have come to explore whole new world of investment: space travel.

  • Diamond Investing Not for Faint of Heart Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Diamonds

    Breaking in is difficult due to a lack of investment vehicles, limited access to buyers and sellers and varying pricing models.

  • If your long-term plan is to keep working, investing and living where you are until the day you retire, and then change your lifestyle and financial life, you are practicing what I call “cliff living”—living one way until you abruptly leave the world of work, then leaping to a whole new level of life and finances.

  • How to Make Investments in High Fashion Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:28 AM ET
    A model walks the runway at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center.

    Vintage fashion investment is an increasingly lucrative area, and with substantial public demand for luxury clothes, fashion retail businesses have seen impressive returns – so is there still room to get money for old rope?

  • Johnson: Does the Fed Trump Fundamental Analysis? Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke went to the well of make-believe wealth once again, setting the stage for more bond buying in last week’s announcement. With a sullen economy supported by 36 months of smoke and mirrors, the punch bowl was never far away.

  • Investment: The Final Frontier Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Abu Dhabi

    With around 140 countries considered frontier markets—regions trading at a 25 percent discount to more popular emerging ones—CNBC explores the best opportunities for prospective investors.

  • The third in a special series of investors’ clinics on CNBC, Chief Economist at Exotix, Stuart Culverhouse, answered your questions on the opportunities in frontier market investment on Tuesday 31 January.

  • The Psychology of Wealth by Charles Richards, Ph.D.

    What's preventing you from having the life you want, the money you want? Could it all be in your head?

  • Fine Wine, Nifty Profit Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    1988 Romanée-Conti

    For reliable investment-grade wine, look only to France, principally select wines from Bordeaux, and a few from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

  • Avatar movie character

    In an age of celebrity and fame, Hollywood might seem like a great place to make money fast, but while the payoffs in major film production can be massive, so can the losses.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!