Personal Finance


  • Crisis of Confidence: Is Your Bank Safe? Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:04 PM ET

    When it comes to the health of your bank, FDIC coverage is all you need to worry about.

  • Free Download! Suze's Expense Sheet Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 3:41 PM ET

    Know your money! Download Suze's expense sheet: It's the one that she gives to all of her guests, giving them the opportunity to get a real handle on what's coming in — and what's going out.

  • Web Extra: Exorcise Those Demons! Friday, 31 Oct 2008 | 9:58 PM ET

    For this special Halloween edition of On The Money's Web Extra, Carmen has advice to allay all your fears -- the past, present and future financial "demons."

  • Web Extra: Reinventing Retirement Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 9:21 PM ET

    If I need the money, should I dip into my pension now or wait until it matures?

  • Web Extra: Should I Move My 401(K)? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:29 PM ET

    My retirement account is in a stable fund. Should I move it back to equities now or wait for the smoke to clear?

  • An Investment Option You’ve Probably Never Heard of Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 9:11 PM ET

    iPods, iPhones ... iBonds? The pros and cons of newly fashionable inflation bonds.

  • Web Extra: Investing in Your Kids’ Future Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:41 PM ET

    Is it time to pull out of a 529 that has lost half its value?

  • Web Extra: Get Back Into the Market Now? Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:44 PM ET

    One viewer asks: Should I be putting my savings back into play? After all, things can't get much worse than they are now...can they?

  • Laddering CDs to Increase Your Returns Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    How this approach could pay off for your investments.

  • Fixing Your Financial Foundation Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:00 PM ET

    We all know how we got into the situation we're in now -- overextended credit, bad mortgages, unethical trading practices on Wall Street. But it's time to move on, rebuild your life and to even thrive. The first step is to take a realistic and honest look at the decisions you make now and in the months to come.

  • Web Extra: Credit-Free Holiday Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 10:36 PM ET

    In Friday's Web Extra, Carmen is joined by psychiatrist Janet Taylor as they examine the difficulties in discussing money with your children -- especially if it involves scaling back the fixtures of lifestyle they're comfortable with: toys, gadgets, perhaps even as drastic as a down-sizing of the family home.

  • Web Extra: Protect Your Nest Egg Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 3:28 AM ET

    In Thursday's Web Extra, Carmen continues with some advice on the recurring theme of the week: protecting your retirement nest egg.

  • Don't Break Your Nest Egg in a Bumpy Ride Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 1:53 AM ET

    A large percentage of you voted in yesterday's poll that "you're excited to ride the investing shockwave." Before jumping in or continuing the wild ride, Carmen warns, its essential to be extremely cautious if your investments involve retirement savings -- especially given the current market volatility.

  • The Birds, the Bees -- and the Bills? Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 1:17 AM ET

    Think talking about the birds and the bees with your kids is hard? Parents these days are finding that talking to them about money can be even harder. This economic downturn may come as a bit of a shock to an entire generation of children and teens who have developed a sense of "entitlement" and are used to having the latest toys, gadgets, cars and fashions. When you face tough times, how do you tell your kids that they may have to give up some of the things they've taken for granted?

  • Fight Back When You're Hit on All Fronts Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 10:46 PM ET

    These days, we're being hit on all sides -- unemployment, foreclosures, the rising cost of living and the unsettling future of dwindling pensions and retirement plans. Now it's more important than ever to be smart and have the courage to learn as much as you can about your "mini economy" so that you can formulate and maintain a plan for your financial security.

  • Working Longer as Jobs Contract Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 3:21 PM ET
    Investor Concerns

    In recent years, many retirement experts have been giving the same unwelcome advice: American workers who are not as rich as Warren E. Buffett should retire three or so years later than they had planned — to ensure that they have a large enough nest egg, said the New York Times.

  • Web Extra: An Investment Strategy for Right Now Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 10:02 PM ET

    An emotional caller asks Carmen to help her allocate her investments in this web-exclusive video.

  • What you need to know in order to deduct your losses in the stock market.

  • What the Experts Say: Navigating the Economy & Market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Our panel of experts explain what to pay attention to -- and what's worth forgetting -- in this rollercoaster of an environment.

  • Web Extra: Is Now the Time to Refinance? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:27 PM ET

    Watch the exclusive video to see what Carmen has to say.

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