Personal Finance


  • In your 20s? It's not too early to start saving up Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Faced with debts, expenses and low income, some Gen Y workers put off financial planning for retirement, but it's best to save earlier and smarter.

  • How to get help with your taxes for free Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The IRS and other agencies offer programs to help people file their taxes or get basic tax questions answered without paying fees.

  • Common (and costly) tax mistakes to avoid Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Form tax identity theft to deductions that may catch an auditor's eye, here are the most common taxpayer mistakes - and how to sidestep them.

  • Don't tear down the rich: Larry Summers Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
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    "America succeeds by raising everybody up. It doesn't succeed by tearing anybody down," Larry Summers tells CNBC.

  • How do porn stars prepare for retirement? Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    Porn is an industry where retirement can come without warning and with even less planning for the future.

  • Working for yourself? Don't forget retirement Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Nearly one-third of the self employed have no retirement plan. The crisis is a call to action: the time to save and build wealth isnow.

  • Money moves you need to make now Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks to a three top financial advisors about the strategies you must employ right now to improve your financial life.

  • It's time to cash in on dividends Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Investors are riding the dividend rally. But experts caution they should steer clear of high-yielding stocks sensitive to rising interest rates.

  • Sick over health-care costs? Start talking Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Many put off retirement health-care plans, but most cost and care worries are addressed by healthy living, dialogue and financial advice.

  • How to keep IRS auditors at bay Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    It's tax season, and once again IRS auditors are eyeing errors and omissions from returns. Here's what could trigger a second look from the feds.

  • What same-sex couples need to know about taxes Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Something new is coming this tax season for some same-sex couples: For the first time, they will file as "married" on their federal return.

  • Sticker shock: Your fees are more than you think Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The fees on actively managed funds are rising. Don't think your dollar fees are small because percentages are. Here's how to do your homework.

  • Making those new year financial resolutions stick Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Millions plan to make financial resolutions for 2014, yet most of those new vows won't last. Here are new tips on how to make those resolutions stick.

  • Getting a Roth IRA? Check your state income tax Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Converting traditional IRA or 401(k) savings to Roth IRAs burdens people who plan to retire in no-income-tax states with unnecessary state taxes.

  • The best financial apps of 2014 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    About 19 percent of Americans spend more money then they make. These handy tools help people budget and get better control their spending habits.

  • 2014 top trends in mutual fund investing Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    New investment strategies are emerging as rush to stocks continues. What's hot: ETFs, blockbuster and alternative funds, and smart global plays.

  • The hub of American financial literacy: Utah? Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Money smarts are important throughout life. Why financial literacy is a key issue for students, college grads, midlife and retired folks.

  • How to repay student loans without going broke Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    College graduates enjoy a six month grace period before they have to start repaying their loans. For the latest grads, that period is over. Now what?

  • Yes, your boss probably is happier than you are Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Bosses are more likely than workers to be satisfied with their family life, current job and financial situation, according to a new study.

  • IRS tax refund ID scams hit record high in 2013 Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    The IRS says last year there was a 66 percent increase from 2012 in tax fraud from Social Security identity theft of nearly $50bln in refund claims.

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