Love and Money 2008 - Special Report

  • Giving Good Gifts And Doing Good Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    From volunteer vacations to politically correct gems to eco-friendly lingerie, there’s more than one way to show your Valentine you care.  Indeed, humanitarian and earth-friendly gifts not only do the world a favor, but lend to the holiday a greater sense of purpose

  • Avoid Costly Pitfalls Of Cohabitation Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:48 PM ET

    The number of Americans trading in marriage for cohabitation continues to rise.  So, assuming that arrangement means commitment and longevity, couples need to make sure you have an estate plan in place to avoid some very unwelcome surprises down the road. 

  • Keeping The Golden Years In The Black Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
    Ein aelteres Paar laeuft am Mittwoch, 17. Januar 2007 in einem Einkaufszentrum in Frankfurt auf einen Media-Markt zu. Gute Nachrichten fuer Verbraucher: Die Lebenshaltungskosten sind 2006 schwaecher gestiegen als im Jahr zuvor. Das Statistische Bundesamt bestaetigte am Mittwoch, 17. Januar 2007, erste Schaetzungen, wonach die Jahresteuerungsrate im vergangenen Jahr bei 1,7 Prozent lag.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst) --- An elderly couple is seen in a shopping mall in Frankfurt, central Germany, Wedn

    It’s a common dilemma for couples. Not only figuring out how much money will be needed for retirement, but also answering broader questions that will take some reflection. Where will we live? Will we work part-time? How much will we travel?

  • Love in the Air for Sugar Mamas & Boy Toys Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    Romances between rich, older men and beautiful young women have gone on for centuries, but in 2008 the tables have turned–at least they did Thursday night at a Manhattan speed-dating event that sought to pair wealthy older women with younger, attractive men. 

  • Prenuptial Pacts Move Mainstream Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are often associated with millionaire moguls and super celebs, but the truth is prenups are not only for the über rich and famous. In fact, people of all ages and ranges of net worth could find a lot of value in signing one before they tie the knot.

  • A Holiday Loved By All (Advertisers) Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Partly because of the deteriorating economy, more companies than usual are participating in the annual blizzard of holiday promotions, but skeptics still warn about advertising overkill and the risks of marginal or tacky campaigns.

  • Need To Know -- The Big Payoff Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 12:54 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson shares some smart advice for couples in this excerpt from her book, "The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take to Make the Most of Their Money— And Live Richly Ever After."

  • Love Is All Around For Retailers Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    Valentine's Day  is now the third largest holiday for retailers, partly because the practice of giving gifts has been expanded to almost everyone from friends to coworkers to pets.

  • Wining And Dining Remains Close To The Heart Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Valentine's Day is traditionally the second most popular day of the year to dine out, and the industry can expect a healthy turnout— over $1.5 billion -- this year, even if other areas are seeing a pullback.

  • Valentine's Day: An Experience To Remember Monday, 18 Jan 2038 | 10:14 PM ET

    Valentine's Day is the second most popular day of the year to dine out and the restaurant industry can expect another healthy showing this year, reports CNBC.com's Natalie Erlich.



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