Personal Finance


  • Weekly Wrap Up Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 6:44 PM ET

    Here's a roundup of what we've been discussing here this week. And remember, you can always e-mail me your questions and comments.

  • Answering Your Questions Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    These days, we could all use a little help out there. From the best ways to pay for college to making sure your retirement stays intact, here's what I'm telling readers.

  • Helping a Reader Get a Grip on Her Money Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    I recently participated in a feature for SELF magazine to help a reader in her day-to-day process of managing her money. Check it out and let me know what you think.

  • Finding a Credit Counselor Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    If you're overwhelmed with debt, a non-profit credit counselor may be what you need.

  • No Such Thing as a Quick Fix Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 5:54 PM ET

    There's a new class of Americans whose entire investment strategy consists of playing the lottery and hoping for the best.

  • Chip Away at Credit Card Debt Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:05 PM ET

    Don't spend more than 15% of your monthly income on paying down debt. Instead, chip away until it's at zero.

  • Couples and Money Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 1:01 PM ET

    If your spouse is in debt, it won't necessarily affect your credit score. But you should work together if you want to buy a home.

  • Saving for College Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    Roth IRAs are great for retirement savings, but there are better ways to invest for college.

  • Home Loans and Your Credit Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    Having unused credit cards strengthens your ability to get the best home loan available.

  • Improving Your Credit Score Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    The best way to do it is also the most obvious: get your credit card balances to zero.

  • Mission Accepted Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:57 PM ET

    I’m here because I passionately believe that the ability to manage your personal finances determines what kind of life you’re able to lead. Let's get started.

  • As Home Prices Drop, a Committed Renter Decides to Buy Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    New York Times business writer David Leonhardt has been an evangelist for renting, not owning, your house. Exactly how did he come to change his mind?

  • Five Basics for Building a Solid Financial Future Monday, 19 May 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

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  • Even The Insured Feel The Strain of Health Costs Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 9:43 AM ET

    The economic slowdown has swelled the ranks of people without health insurance. But now it is also threatening millions of people who have insurance but find that the coverage is too limited or that they cannot afford their own share of medical costs.

  • Mortgage-Free? What to Do With That Equity Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    This is a story about the other homeowners. Not the ones who are having trouble making their mortgage payments and getting all the attention lately. No, this is about the homeowners who do not owe any money on their primary residences because they have paid off their loans.

  • Revealing Photo Threatens a Major Disney Franchise Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

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  • Why US Stocks Trump European Bonds Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    While the U.S. economy is struggling now it will most likely rebound faster than Europe, making Wall Street a better place for global investors to park their cash than debt markets like the UK, France and Germany, analysts told CNBC Europe on Friday.

  • Stock Picks: Try the Niche Companies' Stocks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:41 AM ET

    Niche companies, such as alternative energy or unconventional products, are becoming more attractive as stock markets volatility continues, Alexis Dawance, fund manager at Global-Cap, told CNBC Europe.

  • Toogood: Play the Slowdown Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:19 AM ET

    Investors need to decide whether or not we are experiencing a full-blown recession or another mid-cycle slowdown to decide on the best strategies to make money in these turbulent markets, Peter Toogood, CIO of Forsyth Partners told CNBC Europe.

  • Stock Picks: Turkish Delight Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Turkey looks set to be a good investment in the year ahead, as stocks have fallen heavily over the past few months, offering good buying opportunities, while the fundamentals look stronger than previously thought, analysts said on Tuesday.

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