Personal Finance


  • Homeowners Hit as Energy Costs Climb Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

    Energy prices have entered a new stratosphere and that’s going to make it much more costly to cool your home these days

  • Jun 27: Weekly Wrap Up Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Foreclosures, good debt, shopping tips and more. Check out what you missed this past week On the Money.

  • Citi Mulls Return to 'Any Reason' Credit Card Hikes Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 7:45 AM ET

    The company is quietly reconsidering its pledge not to raise interest rates on cards at any time, for any reason ... like being late on an unrelated bill, the New York Times reports.

  • Jun 20: Weekly Wrap Up Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 5:57 PM ET
    A home is advertised for sale at a foreclosure auction in Pasadena, California.

    We touched on a lot this week. From your frustrations with the housing market to navigating the jungle of health benefits, check out what's happening On the Money.

  • Mortgage = Good Debt Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Why it's not necessarily best to pay off your mortgage right away. Plus, more answers to reader questions.

  • Live Chat with Carmen on Newsvine Tomorrow Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

    Leave your questions for Carmen ahead of time or log on Wednesday afternoon to be part of the chat.

  • 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.

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