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Your Money Resolutions 2011 - Special Report

In Focus

  • For Self Starters Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:23 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    Money is a common thread to New Year's resolutions. And though the calendar shouldn't make much difference in our lives when it comes to change, the new year provides incentive enough for many. Thus our special report, "Your Money Resolutions."

Investing

  • A To-Do List For Your Portfolio Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    The bounce in stocks in 2010, and the drop in bond prices in the year’s final months, means one sure thing: most investment portfolios need to be reviewed and asset allocations adjusted.

  • Do You Need A Financial Advisor, Again? Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:17 AM ET
    Money in Mattress

    The financial crisis left many investors blaming their advisors for big losses, but two and a half years later, financial advice is back on the agenda for many Americans.

  • Stocks To Ride The Recovery Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:18 AM ET
    uP CHART

    Big is better this year, especially multinationals in energy, health care , tech  and industrials. "Don’t be underweight in global gorillas that are under loved,” says one strategist.

  • With Tech, It's All About Networking Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    For investors looking to reallocate their tech portfolio for long-term growth, it’s all about the network. Still in its early stages, it could provide a boost to several sectors.

Living

  • Goodbye School, Hello Life & Money 101 Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET

    To ace this one you'll need to get a job, pay down debt, save some money and learn to live within a budget. For extra credit, start planning for retirement.

  • New Job, New Decisions Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Wallet

    The job may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory, so the newly rehired need to step back and assess how their current compensation might impact both their short- and long-term financial goals In the current economy, however, it may not offer the same salary, benefits or career trajectory

  • Time For A Credit Do-Over Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Credit card and magnifying glass

    Most credit card companies, eager to collect on overdue balances, offer card holders an opportunity to re-age delinquent accounts, changing it from past due to current, but you'll need to meet certain conditions.

  • Planning For Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
    elderly woman with financial advisor

    Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.

Interactive Features

  • US stock-market indices are back to levels not since since the dark days of Fall 2008, and historical market patterns are on the side of a continued rally. Nevertheless, retail investors have been reluctant to jump back in.

Slideshows

  • Your Money Resolutions: Investing Tips Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 9:42 AM ET
    With US stock market indices at their highest levels since the dark days of the financial crisis in 2008, there's a bit of buzz about Wall Street again. It also happens to be January, one of the times during the year when mutual fund mangers get back into the market after settling their books for the previous year. January can be an important month for the market, and with retail investors perhaps pondering a return after a long hiatus, we thought some might need a refresher course on trends, pa

    There's a bit of buzz about Wall Street again and reail investors are eyeing the stock market for the first time in years. Here's a guide to investing.

  • The Best Investments of 2010 Thursday, 30 Dec 2010 | 9:39 AM ET
    2010 was an interesting year for investors, and for the most part, the big money was made in some of the more non-traditional places. The following slides reveal the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities to currencies and companies with the best cash flows. If you made some of these investments, you were on the right track. If not, lessons learned in 2010 could prove profitable in the year ahead. All numbers are as of market open on December 30th. So, what were the best

    2010 was an interesting year for investors, and for the most part, the big money was made in some of the more non-traditional places. So, what were the best investments of the year?

  • CNBC's Boldest Predictions for 2011 Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:16 PM ET
    There's nothing like a bold, even, outrageous prediction, and in compiling some 150 predictions from three-dozen staffers and contributors this year, we came away with some out-of-the-box answers. Though they may be bold, they are certainly in the realm of possibilities. So, take a look at who at CNBC is saying what, in their own words.

    Though they may be bold, they are certainly in the realm of possibilities. So, take a look at who at CNBC is saying what, in their own words.

  • Fast Money's Trader Icons Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    Who doesn't dream of greatness - swinging like Babe Ruth or punching like Muhammad Ali? But those guys are sports stars. If you're like us, your heroes are the legendary all-star investors, the heavy hitters who knocked the cover off the ball time and again with their winning trades.Following are the Fast Money icons - some of the greatest traders of all time.

    Following are the Fast Money icons — some of the greatest traders of all time.

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