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  • Is a Healthy Lifestyle Part of Your Retirement Plan? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Every lap around the track, each sit up and all of those salads are just one more way to save for retirement.

  • Investors May Want to Stay on the Defensive Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.

  • Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
    retired couple paperwork

    In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

  • Risk-Off Mentality Could Benefit Contrarians Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Amid a plethora of worries ranging from political unrest in the Middle East to slowing growth in China, the hope normally associated with the start of a new investment year has been trumped by fear. Rather than playing down risk, investors are obsessing over it.

  • Plan Now, Profit Later Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    Our special report focuses on the  financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.

  • Best Asset in Which to Invest? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    2011 was a volatile year for the financial markets, and many experts expect 2012 to be the same. What's an investor to do? Cast your vote.

  • What's Your Financial Priority? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    Savings rates are near zero, stocks are expected to be volatile, and the job market remains weak.

  • What to Expect from the Financial Markets in 2012 Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:48 AM ET

    Financial resolutions are great, but when it comes to investment decisions, you'll need information and commitment.

  • A Challenge for Every Generation Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.

  • Financially Disorganized? Try These Tips Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    While experts recommend tracking expenses to rein in unbridled spending, it is possible to build a nest egg without accounting for every penny. Start by having your paycheck deposited into a master account, from which all big payments are auto-debited. 

  • It’s Home Sweet Home For Luxury Real Estate Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 7:34 AM ET

    A luxury pad in one of the world’s most exclusive neighborhoods might be seen as an indulgence for only the super rich. But international property developer Nick Candy told CNBC that for the shrewd investor, it can often be a long-term commitment worth making.

  • IRS Contacts 1 in 8 Millionaires for Extra Taxes Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    The IRS audited one in eight millionaires who filed taxes last year while only auditing 1 in 100 individuals earning less than $200,000 in an effort to "assure that there's equity in the system."

  • Harder for Americans to Rise From Lower Rungs Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' continue their protest at Zuccotti Park in New York on November 4, 2011.

    New research concludes that Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe, the New York Times reports.

  • US Charges 3 Swiss Bankers in Tax Evasion Case Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:07 AM ET

    Prosecutors accused three Swiss bankers on Tuesday of conspiring with wealthy U.S. taxpayers to hide more than $1.2 billion in assets from tax authorities, and sources briefed on the matter said the three worked for Wegelin & Co, one of Switzerland's oldest private banks.

  • A Doll of An Investment Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 6:54 AM ET
    Barbie Brio Auction

    The money to be made collecting Barbie dolls revolves around acquiring vintage dolls that are, optimally, still in the box with all their accessories. “The Barbie market and values are strong,” says one expert.

  • Mapping Profits: Cartography and Fine Art Investment Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 6:27 AM ET
    Pablo Picasso's "Le pigeon aux petit pois (The Pigeon with Green Peas)" was one of the stolen paintings.

    With a little know-how and a little more cash, investing in fine art and maps could keep your money safe during uncertain times.

  • US Nonprofits See Slow Economic Recovery Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 9:44 AM ET

    As the first signs of an economic recovery make the news, many of the nation's nonprofit organizations are digging in for another three to four years of financial distress, according to researchers who keep an eye on the charitable world.

  • Hunting Season Arrives for Antique Weapons Collectors Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 12:14 PM ET
    Gold and silver embellished flintlocks made by Napoleon’s gunsmith, Nicholas-Noël Boutet. Auctioneer James D. Julia of Fairfield, Maine sold the pricey pistols for $132,250 during his annual spring firearms auction in 2010. The auction grossed $8.5 million.

    Antique weapons, once indispensable tools for self-preservation, have become lucrative vehicles for wealth preservation. And one needn’t pay an emperor’s ransom to buy in.

  • The canvass of investment planning has been subject to a variety of hues absent from the traditional 24 color Crayola box. Industries evolve, rules of thumb lose their grip on what’s considered suitable and unannounced complexities require a different brand of expertise from those providing advice.

  • Investors Clinic: Michel Kappen on Whisky Investment Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 9:33 AM ET
    Whiskey bottles

    The second in a series of special investors clinics for CNBC's alternative investment program, Michel Kappen answers your questions on the whisky investment market