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.» Read More
There are smart ways young adults can attain financial security—from opening automatic savings plans to enrolling in company benefit plans.
Feeling down in the dumps about credit card debt? Dr. Deepak Chopra offers up three ways to reduce your stress—and your debt load.
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.
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.
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.
The Oval Office is jumping in on the push to teach kids the basics of finance—suggesting financial education begin as early as kindergarten.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he believes an IRA is the single, best retirement vehicle out there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About 4 million taxpayers are expected to get hit with the Alternative Minimum Tax, but there are ways to avoid "triggering" the tax.
"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.
Women, more likely to end up widowed, must contend with how to manage a portfolio for one—without interference from the grave.
In a new international study of teens' financial literacy skills, the U.S. isn't even close to being at the top.
About 7 percent of the US population are shopaholics addicted to debt. Here's a guide to know if you are one of them.