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Sharon Epperson looks at some ways you can earn extra cash to help offset higher payroll taxes. (1:03)
A recent study found kids may not need all four years of school to get ahead. Some students who received two-year degrees earned more than their four-year counterparts. Whoa, does Ferris Bueller know about this?!
Retirees are ditching government bonds and demanding riskier assets.
So-called "involuntary part-time workers" are an example of some of the stubborn pockets of weakness that remain in the labor market even as the jobs picture improves very slowly.
Start preparing for your retirement at least six months before you tell anyone at your office you are leaving.
Tasks to complete with your employer before your last day or work.
This CNBC contributor says the "Fiscal Cliff" is a great opportunity to revamp the tax code and address deficit spending.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on personal income and spending with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.
If you're a Baby Boomer, the biggest challenge in looking for work may come with reimagining your career. You don't have to completely reinvent yourself, but you may have to adapt to a new environment.
To help mitigate the risk that inflation can introduce to a portfolio, you need to be on the defensive. Even modest inflation can erode your retirement savings. Here's how.
Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.
Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.
Technically, it shouldn't be, but some say it makes a lot of sense to include it.
The biggest culprits that lead to a hangover of holiday debt are a lack of planning and spontaneous shopping. Here are some steps to avoid falling into that trap.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on increasing the marginal income tax rates.
Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.
A number of deficit-reduction plans include proposals to reform the federal retirement benefits program. What do you think?
Married men are paid higher salaries than any other type of employee. Part of this can be explained by the gender-wage gap — but it's also likely that there are other factors in play.
For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.