Personal Finance


  • No College Degree Required: $100,000 Jobs Saturday, 25 Aug 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    Making a six-figure salary without earning a college degree can be achieved.

  • Big Income Losses for Those Near Retirement Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
    elderly woman with financial advisor

    Americans nearing retirement age have suffered disproportionately after the financial crisis: along with the declining value of their homes, which were intended to cushion their final years, their incomes have fallen sharply.

  • Half of Homeowners Under 40 Are Still Underwater Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    Younger borrowers have had less time to build equity. The good news is they tend to be less underwater and more likely to be current with their payments.

  • Pharmas Offer Coupons to Compete With Generics Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Pharmaceutical companies have begun offering patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.

  • What to Tell Your College Kid About Credit Cards Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    Credit card swipe

    College kids new to credit cards can ding their credit scores, inviting higher costs when taking on adult-size purchases, such as car loans and mortgages, down the road.

  • Why Do We Waste Food?     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Dana Gunder, National Resource Defense Council scientist, and Laura Cipullo, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services, provides perspective on just how much food is wasted in the U.S. and why. Why do Americans waste 40 percent of all the food they buy?

  • Young Money Stock Plays     Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    Great investments for 20 year olds, with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits CEO, and Robert Luna, Surevest Capital Management CEO.

  • Trendy Scammers Go After Crowdfunding, Self-Directed IRAs Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.

  • Retirement Savings Improve, but Not Enough Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Woman counting change

    The proportion of people who say they are saving less than last year to retirement savings is down, but the retirement income deficit for the coming generation of retirees is estimated to be $4.3 trillion.

  • What Happens to Credit Card Debt When You Die? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    When someone dies, the estate pays credit-card balances and other debts, but there are exceptions that could leave survivors on the hook for someone else's credit-card balance.

  • Most Workers Flub Their Health Benefits Enrollment Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    As the open-enrollment season for health benefits approaches, many workers will be making some bad choices.

  • Refinancing a Vacation Home Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
    Row of beach houses

    Taking advantage of lower mortgage rates for a second home may be stickier than refinancing your primary residence.

  • The Credit Crunch: The Best and Worst States Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    Las Vegas

    A survey of credit conditions in each of the 50 states found a considerable difference in the credit profiles of the best and worst states.

  • Women are gaining financial independence to an unprecedented degree, yet most remain uneasy or uninvolved when it comes to talking about and managing money.

  • How a Cashless Economy Could Cost You Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Google Wallet

    The rise in mobile payments may not be so good for the bottom line of consumers, who could find themselves spending more as a result, academic research suggests.

  • United States Post Office

    Retired law enforcement is the most common profession receiving $100,000-plus pensions, but postal workers, social-security officers and a zoologist also make six-figures.

  • Lenders Mobilize to Help College Kids Manage Student Loans Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    As student debt explodes, private lenders, credit rating agencies, and nonprofits have begun offering consumer-friendly programs to take the financial anxiety out of college loans.

  • 12 Financial Habits for Early Retirement in Paris Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    The home you buy today may help finance your life in Paris. I rent my home in California and it pays for my living expenses.

  • Americans Are Carrying More Credit Card Debt: Study Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:27 AM ET
    credit cards

    Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.

  • Study: 78 Money Funds Risked 'Breaking the Buck' Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
    Mutual Funds

    A recent study says that 78 money-market mutual funds had to seek help from their sponsors to keep from having their share prices drop below a dollar from 2007 to 2011.

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