Your Money, Your Future


  • 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.

  • Do you have to pay the alternative minimum tax? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Retirement vs. discretionary  Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Retirement confidence rises, but the data are grim Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Forget calling the IRS, here's how to get answers now Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    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.

  • Getting answers to most-asked tax questions Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Viewers sent us their questions on Twitter, Facebook and via emails. CNBC’s Sharon Epperson asks a leading tax expert for answers.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Stay diversified  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Confused about taxes? Answers to tricky questions Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Cramer's 3 top ideas for college grads  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Cheat on taxes? Never! (Really) Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Here's what Americans really do with tax refunds Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    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.

  • US says credit scores should be free to all Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
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    Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urged banks to give people free access to their credit scores.

  • Tax prep firms want to know: Got Obamacare? Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt are making major efforts this season to help customers sign up for Obamacare.

  • Cramer's 7 major investment themes built to last Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Keep cash in portfolio  Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    When the market is flying high, Mad Money host Jim Cramer says go to cash and prepare to buy the next selloff.

  • Here's why consumers are leaving big banks Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Q&A: Should I pay off mortgage with my 401(k)? Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    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.

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