CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.» Read More
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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