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  • Foreign Bonds Provide Buffer If Dollar Declines Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 6:41 PM ET
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    Investors typically buy foreign bonds as protection against inflation but some strategists say they're really more of a bet against the dollar.

  • Clauses Aimed at Keeping the Heirs Quiet Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    To deter lawsuits, many estate plans include a no-contest clause, which provides that anyone who formally challenges the plan gets nothing, according to the New York Times.

  • Inflation Might Be Tame, But College Costs Keep Soaring Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    The cost of attending a four-year private college in the US increased 4.3%, to an average $35,636, this year. The cost of a public college grew even more.

  • Prepaid, but Not Prepared for Debit Card Fees Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 11:02 AM ET
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    For many people who do not have bank accounts, or cannot get a credit card, the pre-paid debit cards are irresistible. But their convenience comes with a catch. The New York Times reports.

  • More Upper-Income Workers Living Paycheck to Paycheck Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    Thirty percent of Americans with salaries of $100,000 or more said they are living paycheck to paycheck, up from 21 percent last year, according to a survey.

  • Investors Regain Confidence in 401(k) Plans Friday, 11 Sep 2009 | 11:10 AM ET

    Some of the money that fled stocks for safe harbors like money-market funds and government bonds  is beginning to return. Even with trillions still sheltered on the sidelines, some $56 billion has poured into equity funds since April.

  • It’s Time to Admit it: Money Funds Involve Risk Saturday, 29 Aug 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Investors have come to expect that money market funds are as safe and stable as bank accounts. It's time to look at reality: money funds involve risk, says the New York Times.

  • Maybe It's Time to Switch Credit Cards Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 | 10:29 AM ET
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    If you’re like most credit card customers, you’ve gotten notes from your bank in recent weeks.

  • How To Save Time Looking For a Place to Put Your Money Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    Those looking for ways to maximize their return on cash will find a myriad of new options with relatively attractive interest rates, but they often come with convoluted guidelines. Here's a way to cut through the maze.

  • Edmunds.com "Cash for Clunkers" Calculator Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 4:32 PM ET

    Does the Cash for Clunkers program make sense for you? Use this calculator from edmunds.com.

  • Family Finances: Talking to Your Children About Money Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
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    As children, we probably learned that it was impolite to ask how much someone paid for something. These learning’s generally follow us into adulthood and make it difficult for us to talk about our money situations….with our financial planners, our friends and even our spouses and children.

  • Protecting Your IRA Before Retirement Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 2:24 PM ET

    Dear Bill: This stock market is nuts! How am I supposed to protect my IRA from losing money when I’ve only got three years until I retire? -Joan, NY

  • 60 years old, divorced, and forced into early retirement... One viewer's 401(k) is down 25% from its all-time high. How should a 401K account be allocated?  What’s an appropriate allocation for someone in this situation? What's the possibility of another market freefall?

  • Lenny Dykstra: 'Bank Fraud' Led to Bankruptcy Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 6:44 PM ET

    Lenny Dykstra sat down with CNBC at his $24 million hilltop estate behind the gates of Sherwood Country Club.

  • Many With Insurance Still Bankrupted by Health Crises Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 8:12 AM ET

    Health insurance is supposed to offer protection — both medically and financially. But as it turns out, an estimated three-quarters of people who are pushed into personal bankruptcy by medical problems actually had insurance when they got sick or were injured.

  • Coping With The Prospect of Inflation Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 4:10 PM ET

    Question:  I’ve been thinking about retiring for a few years now but I’m really concerned about how expensive everything is.  I’m still working and wondering if I’ll ever have enough to retire.  How do you help people cope with high inflation?  Phillip, CT

  • Saving For Retirement On A Budget Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Question:  As a self-employed empty nester, what advice can you give to starting our retirement nest egg at this late date? My husband and I are both in our early 50’s. We would like something simple that we can contribute small ($50) amounts to at a time.

  • Congressman Asks for Inquiry into Fed's Citi Guarantee Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 6:32 PM ET

    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling for an inquiry into $300 billion government guarantee extended to Citigroup.

  • Carmen To Appear On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Saturday, 20 Jun 2009 | 2:38 PM ET

    Carmen is appearing on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" the week of June 22!  She is part of an “Ask The Expert” lifeline which enables contestants to connect with an “Expert” via a live face-to-face Skype video call on any question past the $1,000 level. Check your local listings or go to millionairetv.com for more information.

  • My Retirement Portfolio: When Is Enough Enough? Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 2:19 PM ET

    Question: I’m a 57 year old clinical physician thinking about slowing down in the next few years.  I don’t feel I have enough money to retire but maybe I do? How do you analyze a client’s finances to make this determination? Any thoughts you could provide would be greatly appreciated.  Lia, MA

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