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  • Annuities for retirement: Good or bad idea? Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
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    The Treasury Department has issued new guidelines designed to expand the use of annuities inside 401(k) plans. Should you invest in them?

  • Saving for retirement just got easier Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
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    Higher contribution limits, more investment options, and auto increases and matches make it easier for you to save for retirement.

  • What your wallet can reveal about your finances Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
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    A wallet with crumpled receipts, rewards cards, etc. can also signal trouble getting a handle on your finances. Here's how to clean both up.

  • Protecting your portfolio   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    Protecting your portfolio

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson says it is important for long-term investors not to panic even if there is a broader correction ahead. Now may be a good time to sell big winners and consider asset allocation.

  • You better shop around: Medicare's open enrollment Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
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    Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.

  • Smart ways to tap accounts in retirement Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Here are five ways to plan your income stream so you maximize Social Security, minimize taxes and ensure income.

  • Retail investor more sophisticated: Pro   Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Retail investor more sophisticated: Pro

    How the retail investor is reacting to swings in the stock market, with JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • The bank of Wal-Mart   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    The bank of Wal-Mart

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Wal-Mart customers can now bank where they shop with "GoBank." The "Closing Bell" panel discusses the retailer's partnership with Green Dot Bank.

  • A sneaky way to save more for retirement Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Health savings accounts have become a popular way to cover out-of-pocket medical costs. They might improve your retirement prospects, too.

  • 3 ways to save money on health insurance Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Nearly 150 million Americans are covered under work health plans, but spend less time on benefits than planning vacations, a costly mistake.

  • 10 steps to save more than $1,000 by year-end Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
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    You'll be surprised how quickly you can save $1,000 by the end of the year, simply by reducing or eliminating some common expenses.

  • Teaching those who teach all things money Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
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    States increasingly are establishing programs to educate teachers on how to teach financial literacy. Here are some of the challenges.

  • 401-not-ok    Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
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    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

  • 5 tips to get the best deal on a car loan Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
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    To get the best loan deal, you need to do your homework. Here's a list of five things you should do.

  • Retirees' big move (or not): What to consider Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
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    Many people nearing retirement grapple with choosing whether to retire "in place" or move to a new location. Here's what to think about.

  • How to shop for the best mortgage rate Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Denny Reichard, an agent with Jim Maloof Realtors, right, stands with potential home buyers Brian Giebelhausen and Lindsay Willing outside a previously owned home in Mackinaw, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, April 21, 2014. Existing home sales in the U.S. fell .2 percent in March, according to the National Association of Realtors.

    Mortgage rates are expected to move higher this fall, and that makes shopping for the right rate all the more critical. Here are some tips.

  • Top 10 reasons you should never borrow from your 401(k)

    401(k) accounts have replaced the home-equity loan as the primary source of quick cash for financially strapped Americans. Ric Edelman, noted financial advisor, explains why this is a huge mistake.

  • Prepared to retire? Test your 401(k) knowledge Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    Starting early and saving enough for retirement are ongoing concerns. But do Americans really even understand retirement basics?

  • Big surge in 401(k) balances, but Americans still not saving enough

    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.

  • Bair: Important money lessons to teach your kids Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Sheila Bair, the former chair of the FDIC, says there are three lessons parents should teach children so they can be financially independent.

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