Personal Finance


  • NYC worker suspended for doing the robot Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    If you repeatedly answer the phone in a fake robot voice, can you get suspended from your job? Affirmative.

  • Walking Down A New Career Path Friday, 4 May 2007 | 3:32 AM ET

    In my last column, I talked about a mid-life career switch. Today, we're going to chat about the tools needed to make this happen. Surveys show that finding a new job is one of the five leading forms of stress in our lives. So imagine how nerve-racking it is to actually find a new career.

  • Here's a little-known hack for nabbing holiday deals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    As holiday sales ramp up to Black Friday, Oct. 30 may prove to be an important day for bargain hunters.

  • How the unbanked manage their money Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    A customer counts cash to pay for two iPhone 6 smartphones during the sales launch at the Apple Inc. store in New York.

    People without bank accounts adopt different strategies for managing their money. Some may actually help them stay on budget.

  • Banks need to do better serving military bases: Study Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 10:55 AM ET

    A Pew research study indicates that banks have a significant room for improvement in terms of military banking services. NBC News Reports.

  • Trick or treat! How to maximize Halloween hauls Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    School hours and curfews have compressed trick-or-treating timeframes, forcing kids to strategize for maximum candy collection.

  • One of the biggest robo-advisors just got bigger Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Adam Nash

    Wealthfront just raised another $64 million, bringing total cash in hand to $100 million. It may need that war chest to fend off growing competition.

  • Retirement: Some struggle with leaving their jobs Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    If you allow your jobs to become a major part of your personal identity, you may struggle with retiring, reports USA Today.

  • Middle class feel worse off and pessimistic: Survey Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    A pair of new surveys shows things aren't getting any easier for the middle class.

  • Leveraging the Home for a Car Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 1:43 PM ET

    When I got the latest list of the fastest selling vehicles from J.D. Power, something jumped out at me. No, not the fact that 9 of 10 fastest selling vehicles is a foreign brand. It's the strength, again, of Lexus. According to J.D. Power, the Lexus LS, ES and GS models all moved off of dealer lots in less than 20 days during the month of March.

  • Orman: Let's not sell young retirement savers short Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    We don't need to change young retirement savers' portfolios. We need to change their mindset about raiding 401(k)s, Suze Orman says.

  • Saving for retirement just got easier Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    Higher contribution limits, more investment options, and auto increases and matches make it easier for you to save for retirement.

  • Annuities for retirement: Good or bad idea? Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    The Treasury Department has issued new guidelines designed to expand the use of annuities inside 401(k) plans. Should you invest in them?

  • New college hires don't last more than a year: Survey Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Businesses don't have much faith that recent college hires will stick around for very long, a new survey says.

  • Uncle Sam wants you to consider this for retirement Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    To ensure retirees don't run out of money, the IRS and the Treasury just issued guidance to expand the use of these investment vehicles.

  • Colleges most likely to make you a billionaire Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    American universities produce the majority of the world's billionaires, according to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census report.

  • Simple mistake could thwart 401(k) savings Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:55 PM ET

    Despite the swings in the market, favoring fixed-income or bond funds over equity or stocks in a retirement account could be a mistake. Here's why.

  • Unused vacation days at 40-year high Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    In 2013, Americans forfeited 169 million vacation days, amounting to $52.4 billion in lost benefits, according to a new study.

  • IRS changes the 401(k) rules for 2015 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service expanded dollar limitations for some pension plans based on cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Suze Orman: Our economy's most dangerous threat Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Suze Orman

    Even if you don't owe some of the more than $1.2 trillion of student loan debt, you'll be affected by it. Here's why.

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