How much should you have socked away in that rainy day fund? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson reveals the magic number you should have in your emergency savings account and how to get there.» Read More
Do monkeys throwing darts at a dartboard perform better than your average investor when it comes to picking stocks? Best-selling co-author of "Freakonomics" Stephen Dubner says "yes" in his new book "Think Like A Freak." He reveals his unconventional approaches to money that could yield higher returns on your investments.
Have you moved on from a job, but are still holding on to your old 401(k)? CNBC Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson reveals why that might not be such a good idea for your nest egg.
Six years later, the U.S. job market has regained the total number of jobs lost during the Great Recession,. However, the 6.3 percent unemployment rate hasn't returned to pre-recession levels. What's the real state of the economy, and how should you invest for the future? Wells Fargo Funds Management Chief Equity Strategist John Manley and Farr, Miller & Washington President Michael Farr weigh in on U.S. growth, the record-setting markets and the Federal Reserve's next move.
Who generates higher returns for companies, men or women? Wall Street veteran and Ellevate Network Principal Sallie Krawcheck believes it's women, and she's putting her money where her mouth is. She's created an index fund with Pax Global Management to invest in companies that have diversity on their boards and within their senior ranks. She explains how effective this investment strategy is and why everyone should be betting on women.
Ford kept its motors running throughout the Great Recession without a government bailout and is now riding high. How was the company able to stay on track, and where's it racing off to next? Becky asks the man behind the wheel, Ford CEO Alan Mulally, on the eve of his retirement.
Millions of college graduates are entering the workforce, but are companies hiring them? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson looks at their job prospects post-graduation and which degrees will pay off in the long run.
In real estate, they say it's all about location, but for some homeowners it's really about mobility. More homeowners want to stay put in retirement, prompting them to renovate rather than sell their homes. American Institute of Architecture Chief Economist Kermit Baker shares the ways to make your home safe and comfortable at any age.
The old adage "sell in May and go away" might not hold true for stocks anymore. The markets ended the month in positive territory. Will the gains continue through the summer? Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan offers his take on the market melt-up and where equities are headed next.
Google is driven to change the way you get around. The search giant unveiled its self-driving car to the public this week. Is getting behind the wheel essentially over? Former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and MIT Sloan Professor and "The Second Machine Age" Co-Author Erik Brynjolfsson weigh in on the cars of the future.
The weather is finally heating up. Will the markets follow suit? Hodges Capital Management Chairman Donald Hodges sounds off on where the markets and economy are halfway through the year and shares what's hot and what's not for your money.
From Target to now eBay, their data breaches are showing how vulnerable companies are to cyber-crimes. How are these businesses getting hacked, and is there anything you can do to protect your information? FireEye COO Kevin Mandia, who was the first to discover that the Chinese army was hacking into U.S. businesses' computer systems for economic gain, explains why cyber security isn't as secure as you'd think.
Looking to live the good life post-college? It's possible in certain cities depending on the job market and the cost of living. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Reporter Stacy Rapacon reveals the top cities for recent graduates to put down roots.
Colorado's pot business is growing like weeds, but problems abound for budding entrepreneurs. From banking to security, what exactly are these dealers dealing with? Reporter Jane Wells gets the lay of the land from Colorado's ganja-preneurs.
You can't insure yourself against old age, but can you make sure you're taken care of if you get there? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains long-term care insurance and whether the price is worth the protection.
"MASH" Star Alda Alda talks about the role of his lifetime. The actor turned teacher reveals how he's encouraging kids' love of science through his "The Flame Challenge," where scientists attempt to answer deceptively simple questions and are then judged by thousands of 11-year-olds.
Stocks hit another record high before taking a tumble. Why is the bond market putting a damper on stocks' wild ride? RDQ Economics Chief Economist John Ryding weighs in on the markets' state of confusion and how to safeguard your investments.
Did he save America's financial system, or did he simply give away billions in taxpayer money to the banks? Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner hopes to address this question in his new memoir "Stress Test." He tells his side of the story to Andrew Ross Sorkin in this revealing, one-on-one interview.
Achieving your financial goals can be difficult, but does that mean you need a financial advisor? Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains when it's time hire one and how to choose the right person for your needs.
The markets liked what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said during her testimony on Capitol Hill this week. She said the economy is improving but still needs help. What does that mean for interest rates and your money? RBS Chief Economist Michelle Girard and River Twice Research President Zach Karabell weigh in on what's holding back the economy and where stocks are headed next.
Becky Quick sits down for a rare, wide-ranging interview with old friends and billionaires Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Bill Gates. What do they talk about behind closed doors? Don't miss their words of wisdom!