A surging stock market has speeded the recovery of many workers' retirement plans over the past few years. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on new data that shows a 92 percent gain in the average 401(k) account balance since the market low in 2009.» Read More
Many retirees are looking for ways to lighten their tax bite. Sharon Epperson has three tax-saving steps to take a year or two before you retire.
The rich and the poor are not targets for the dreaded alternative minimum tax. It's the guy in the middle. Here's how to calculate your tax bite.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer highlights the differences between your retirement and discretionary portfolio. Cramer says to be more conservative with your retirement, while using a more aggressive approach with your discretionary.
Workers' retirement confidence has recovered from record lows of the past five years, showing an increase in 2014. But that's not the whole story.
The countdown to the April 15th tax filing deadline is on and the IRS is inundated with taxpayers' calls. CNBC's Sharon Epperson on where to get help.
Viewers sent us their questions on Twitter, Facebook and via emails. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson asks a leading tax expert for answers.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why a diversified portfolio of five to ten stocks is the best way to start investing in the market. Cramer suggests sectors for a building a portfolio.
Are you confused at tax time? You're not alone. TurboTax provided CNBC with answers to some of the most common questions on its website.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses the importance of teaching the youth about personal finance and gives his 3 keys for recent college graduates to keep in mind when investing.
According to a survey, 86 percent of Americans thinks it's not at all acceptable to cheat on taxes. Only 60 percent are motivated by fear of an audit.
When it comes to tax refunds, many Americans say they plan to do something virtuous with the money they get back. But that's not what really happens.
Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urged banks to give people free access to their credit scores.
H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt are making major efforts this season to help customers sign up for Obamacare.
In his book "Get Rich Carefully," CNBC's "Mad Money" host explains how spotting long-term megatrends can help investors surf the wave of profitability.
When the market is flying high, Mad Money host Jim Cramer says go to cash and prepare to buy the next selloff.
A survey finds about 1 in 4 big bank customers say they may switch banks in the coming year and join a local bank or credit union.
Most financial advisers usually warn against 401(k) loans or withdrawals. Why? It's wiser to build up the nest egg for your golden years.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.
More than 1 in 4 Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, a sign that many are still struggling to find firm financial footing.
When it comes to love and money, many financial experts agree that one of the best ways to avoid friction over finances is to have the "money talk."
If you have a kid headed to college, here are some talking points for the "money talk" to help make them more financially savvy.
Changing your mind about a purchase can be expensive—particularly if it's a big-ticket item.
Scammers know students struggle with debt, so they've created phony loan "debt relief" companies that promise to help for a price.
An era of innovation dominated by secretive corporate labs is ending. Time for you to help crowdfund the future.
Tips on the best-performing portfolio strategies and global market trends that can help you become a smarter investor.
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