Your Money, Your Future


  • Is your child college bound? How do you pay for it? Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Many parents may be overwhelmed by the cost of college, which has ballooned since they were undergrads. Here are some tips on how to pay for it all.

  • Ouch! How to pay your tax bill to the IRS Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It's D-Day and time to settle the score with Uncle Sam. Here are the best ways to pay your tax bill to avoid costly penalties and fines.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Traditional or Roth  Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer breaks down the differences between traditional retirement methods and a Roth 401(k) or IRA.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Stop loss not for everyone  Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how to stay afloat in a volatile market environment and emphasizes the importance of having a diversified portfolio, decent cash flow, and a shopping list of stocks to buy into weakness.

  • Obama advisor charts smart course for financial ed Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Oval Office is jumping in on the push to teach kids the basics of finance—suggesting financial education begin as early as kindergarten.

  • Cramer's Playbook: IRA vs. 401(k)  Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he believes an IRA is the single, best retirement vehicle out there.

  • Savings showdown: Retirement or college tuition? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents' savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why investors should use the price to earnings multiple to value stocks.

  • Money-saving advice for last minute tax filers  Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    There's one week to go before your federal taxes are due. Now, if you haven't done you 1040s yet, there's still some time and if you're a last-minute filer, Sharon Epperson has some money-saving advice on getting the most out of your return.

  • Deepak Chopra's 'secret' to making money Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Deepak Chopra

    To have a bright financial future, you need to focus on your financial health, according to educator and best-selling author Dr. Deepak Chopra.

  • President Obama recently formed the President's Advisory Council for Financial Capability to help teach kids the basics of finance. Council chair John Rogers, chairman and CEO of Ariel Investments, talks with CNBC's Sharon Epperson about why the White House is so focused on this cause.

  • Sheila Bair on making sure your money is safe Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    Years after the financial crisis, many Americans still don't trust Wall Street and the banks with their money. Former FDIC chief Sheila Bair has some advice.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer tackles the crushing burden of student loan debt and explains how a 529 savings plan is the best way for parents to save for their children's education.

  • You CAN deduct that (regardless of income) Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Here are eight money-saving tax deductions and other strategies that any taxpayer may be able to take advantage of, no matter how much they make.

  • "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer tackles long-term capital gains and dividend taxes, explaining why it's important not to let tax considerations drive investment decisions.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Savings bond risks  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Saving for retirement? Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why investing in savings bonds may not be such a lucrative idea. To develop real financial independence, Cramer says you need to make your money work for you.

  • Fees matter: Red flags in mutual fund investing Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    High mutual fund costs can be a drain on returns, so know how the sales charge works—ahead of time. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains how to find value.

  • Avoid these tax moves that make you a target for AMT Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    About 4 million taxpayers are expected to get hit with the Alternative Minimum Tax, but there are ways to avoid "triggering" the tax.

  • Saving for retirement: ETFs vs. mutual funds  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer reveals common mistakes investors make with ETFs and mutual funds. When preparing for retirement, he prefers a cheap, low-cost index fund that mirrors the market as a whole.

  • Three ways to curb your taxes near retirement Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

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