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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.
Our special report focuses on the financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.
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.
Savings rates are near zero, stocks are expected to be volatile, and the job market remains weak.
Financial resolutions are great, but when it comes to investment decisions, you'll need information and commitment.
Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.
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.
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.
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."
New research concludes that Americans enjoy less economic mobility than their peers in Canada and much of Western Europe, the New York Times reports.
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.
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.
With a little know-how and a little more cash, investing in fine art and maps could keep your money safe during uncertain times.
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.
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.
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
Fine whisky has been part of Scotland’s heritage for more 500 years, but it is only recently that the investment opportunities for its most famous export have become clear.
The city's hourly wage for its lowest-paid workers will hit $10.24, more than $2 above the California minimum wage and nearly $3 more than the working wage set by the federal government.
With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.