Your Money, Your Future


  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's will is called 'a mess' Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman's will was 10 years old, and experts say that was just one of the problems.

  • For many, credit card debt outweighs savings Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Love & money: Should you merge your assets? Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    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."

  • How patriotic! Paying govt extra—voluntarily Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    The U.S. Treasury has received nearly $1 million in donations so far this year.

  • Whether PIN or signature, smart cards are coming Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Visa smart card with Europay, MasterCard and Visa chip, which replaces the magnetic strip.

    The big question is what type of smart cards will US banks issue: Will they require a PIN code for authentication or simply a signature?

  • Q&A: We're in our 30s. How much should we be saving? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    A couple in their 30s wants to know if they're saving enough for their future. CNBC's Sharon Epperson offers some advice.

  • Could a money date save your relationship?     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    For this Valentine's Day, how about making a money date? CNBC's Sharon Epperson says when it comes to love and finances the best way to avoid friction is to have the "money talk."

  • Cramer's Playbook: Advantages of a Roth IRA     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer helps young investors take charge of their retirement funds and explains how to start your Roth IRA.

  • In debt? Just don’t borrow against your 401(k) Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    It can be tempting to borrow against your workplace retirement account, but does it ever make sense? Here's a Q&A with a pro.

  • The Obamacare tax deconstructed Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Patient with medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

    Several developments related to the Affordable Care Act will be hitting many filers this tax season, but they also need to watch issues that could affect them next year.

  • Cramer: 6 key stock sectors to watch Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    In his new book, "Get Rich Carefully," CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells how to find value stocks in hot industry, tech and service sectors.

  • Jack Bogle's advice for a rocky market Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Investing icon Jack Bogle discusses a simple principle that defines investment success even during the most volatile times: the magic of compounding.

  • Retirement fund: Stocks vs. bonds     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer explains why he doesn't suggest owning bonds in your retirement fund until age 30. To get the most out of your IRA or 401(k)s, Cramer says to take some risks by investing in stocks more than bonds.

  • Many tax preparers 'incompetent,' group warns Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    The consequences of a bad tax return are much more serious than a bad haircut. So why does every state regulate hair dressers but only four regulate tax preparers?

  • 4 ways to reduce your 2013 tax bill Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The 2013 calendar year may be over, but opportunities to lower last year’s tax liability are not. Troll for overlooked deductions and tax credits.

  • NFL great Marino on creating a smart second act Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:28 PM ET
    Dan Marino

    Dan Marino had a brilliant career for the Miami Dolphins. Now he has teamed up with the AARP to educate Americans on how to create financial success.

  • Ready to pop: $1.2 trillion student loan bubble Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    In the State of the Union, the president talked about education, but with student loan debt of nearly $1.2 trillion is it time to offer refinancing?

  • Are you about to get slammed by this tax? Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    It’s not the rich who have the most to worry about. Some 3.9 million taxpayers are expected to get hit with the AMT for 2013.

  • Jim Cramer: How to grade high-powered stocks Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    In his new book, the market guru shares his tests to grade value stocks that are poised for super-growth potential. A guide in this rocky market.

  • Cramer's Playbook: 401(k) or IRA?     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer helps investors take control of their retirement and reveals the power of IRAs and compounding in your 401(k).

About Your Money, Your Future

  • As we celebrate our 25th anniversary here at CNBC, we want to help educate, empower and inspire you to take control of your personal finances. Whether you're starting your first job, mid-career, or planning your retirement, you need to know how to manage, grow and protect your money. How are you doing? Let us know. Stay in touch with us on Twitter and #GetAPlan!


Your Money, Your Future: #GetAPlan

Personal Finance

Latest Special Reports

  • File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.

  • Whether you're young and just getting started investing or moving closer to retirement, factoring in age will keep you ahead of the game.

  • Advisor-centric content with guest columns covering practice management, investment strategies and marketing/social media.