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  • 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.

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    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!

  • US Debt Reduction Has a Long Way to Go Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
    Credit Cards

    A couple of years ago, the words “American consumer” cast a shadow over global markets. No wonder. Back in the days of the credit bubble, American consumer borrowing helped to create a crazy debt binge, the Financial Times reports.

  • Islamic Art: More Than Religious Artifacts Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Islamic Art

    It's a vast, valuable and diverse category of art , and taking a narrow religious view could hurt you as an investor.

  • 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
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    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.

  • Top Retirement Fund in the Country     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    Discussing the success of his pension portfolio, with Steve Leblanc, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, and insight on a partnership with the Texas Teachers retirement fund, with Joseph Azrack, Managing Partner, Apollo Global Real Estate.

  • 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.