Personal Finance


  • 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.

  • Now's The Time To Clean Up Your Finances Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 11:52 AM ET

    It's never too soon (or too late) to take charge of your financial situation and get on the right track. The hard part is figuring out where to start. With some dilligence and the following tips, though, it is possible, even if you're on the brink of bankruptcy.

  • Make the Leap Into Financial Stability Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    Is Feb. 29 the time to get your financial house in order? According to one financial organization, it's certainly a good day to start.

  • Mortgage Rates Are Likely To Stay Stubbornly High Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 4:55 PM ET
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    Regulators eased investment caps on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but most experts say it won't push mortgage rates lower anytime soon.

  • Preserving Profits in a Falling Market Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    It's quite possible the stock prices will end the year lower than where they began. Here are some ways to alleviate the pain.

  • Some Basics About Investing In This Kind of Market Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    The market is going down, up, down again ... and maybe sideways for a little while. What should you do? It depends on who you are.

  • ‘Apology Payments’ from the IRS? Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Taxpayers who endure excessive expense or drain on their time when the Internal Revenue Service mishandles a case should receive “apology payments” of up to $1,000 each, the national taxpayer advocate told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Diversifying Away from a U.S. Recession Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    With more voices adding every day to the chorus predicting the world's biggest economy will go into a recession, diversifying away from U.S. stocks is a healthy strategy, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • How to Cash In on Year-End Energy Savings Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    If you've made energy-efficient home improvements this year, you may be able to dull the pain of  rising costs with tax credits or cash rebates.

  • Holiday Tipping Guide: Who Gets What and How Much Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    The best way to simplify your list is to focus on just those who have made your life easier over the past year, and have provided excellent service.

  • Finding The Next Best Place To Borrow Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 8:41 AM ET

    The days of easy credit are probably over. With housing in a slump, qualifying for a home equity loan or a line of credit is no longer a  walk in the park.  Buf if you really need to borrow, just what do you do? Here's a few tips on where and how to get the cash.

  • Tips to Reduce Your Home Heating Bill Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 1:15 PM ET

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects costs will increase for all home-heating fuels between October and March. The average homeowner will spend about 10 percent more to heat their home compared to a year ago.

  • Targeting College: Pick Your Shots Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 4:46 PM ET

    The college admissions process can be incredibly stressful for both students and parents, so many have turned to consultants for advice. And the best counsel, it seems, is for teens to remember that less is more.

  • Making Your Retirement Nest Egg Last Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 12:41 PM ET

    The trillion dollar floodgates haven't opened yet, but soon the 76 million baby boomers will want their money back from the retirement accounts they so carefully fed.

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