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  • 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.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Protect your kids from student loan debt

    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.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Taxes shouldn't control your portfolio

    "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
    Cramer's Playbook: Savings bond risks

    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
    Tax calculator taxes

    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
    Saving for retirement: ETFs vs. mutual funds

    "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
    Cramer's Playbook: Retirement vs. discretionary

    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
    Cramer's Playbook: Stay diversified

    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
    The CFPB's Richard Cordray

    Richard Cordray, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, urged banks to give people free access to their credit scores.

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