Personal Finance


  • 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.

  • Things You Can Do Right Now to Cut Back Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:23 PM ET

    Marc Hedlund has three ideas for how we can all prepare for tougher times ahead.

  • Top 5 Money Mistakes Parents Can Make Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 9:16 PM ET

    There are several talks that are difficult to have with your children. A serious talk about money is no different.

  • Web Extra: Stay With My 401(k)? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:03 PM ET

    After losing thousands in the market, is it better to roll a 401(k) over with a new job or move it into a safer investment?

  • Carmen's Five Rules to Save More Now Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 9:06 PM ET

    No matter how old you are, these rules won't ever change.

  • Take the "On the Money" Credit Free Holiday Challenge! Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 11:01 PM ET

    Do you have what it takes to tackle the Credit Free Holiday challenge? Sure you do!

  • Web Extra: Close Now or Later? Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 9:52 PM ET

    In this exclusive web video, Carmen talks with a military family planning to move in January.

  • Hedge Your Heating Bill Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 9:39 AM ET

    Oil is at its lowest price in over a year. Here's how you can take advantage this winter.

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