Personal Finance


  • 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

  • What's The Best Way To Invest For Retirement? Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

    If you talk with 10 different advisors, they’ll all have their own opinion as to what the best way to invest for retirement is.  Some prefer actively managed investments.  Some prefer passively managed investments.  Some like to trade daily while other advisors like me prefer a combination of actively and passively managed investments.  The point is, you need to do some homework and figure out what strategy resonates with you.

  • Q&A: Yes Virginia, All Annuities Have Fees Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 10:58 PM ET

    Question:  I'm looking for more details about annuities.  Do they all have fees?  My sister says that hers cost her nothing and they "gave" her $5,000 for putting in about $50,000.  Do they do that? I keep hearing about large fees and hidden costs, but she said that she started with $110,000 and they haven't taken anything so far in the past 18 months.  Has she been taken?

  • Understanding Annuities Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    Annuities are the only investment that can guarantee you an income for life, Bill Losey explains.

  • Web Extra: Why Netbooks are So Popular Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: David Pogue of the New York Times takes us behind the personal computing phenomenon.

  • Picks of the Day: Large-Cap Growth Stocks and more Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    Two of our certified financial planners offer ideas and strategies for the average investor.

  • Web Extra: Keep Your Credit Score on the Up Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: The new credit card law could hurt your credit unless you follow these steps.

  • Picks of the Day: Int'l Bond Fund and more Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    Our money advisors offer tips for hedging risk in a rough market.

  • Web Extra: 3 Cars Selling Below Cost Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Edmunds.com editor in chief Karl Brauer reveals three models that you can buy right now for less than what the dealers paid.

  • Web Extra: The Truth about Debt Collection Friday, 22 May 2009 | 11:57 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: The three worst things about going into collections.

  • Money Myth: All Debt Is Bad Friday, 22 May 2009 | 11:57 PM ET

    The only debt that is "bad" is debt that works against your goals of wealth building, says John Ulzheimer.

  • Web Extra: Credit Card Crackdown Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 8:49 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: John Ulzheimer explains why the new rules can hurt those with good credit.

  • Picks of the Day: Gold and Alternative Assets Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    Our money pros offer one investment pick each.

  • Web Extra: Negotiating Summer Rentals Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: Whether you’re a buyer or seller, here’s how you can take advantage of the changed summer rental market

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