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It’s been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be more difficult to teach them how to spend that retirement savings.
If their co-signer dies or files for bankruptcy, students who take out private loans to pay for college might face an unexpected financial challenge.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks with Pew Charitable Trust senior advisor and former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair about how millennials can protect their financial future.
A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.
Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents' savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.
NEW YORK, April 9- It may sound like something you would train your dog to do, but the "reverse rollover" is a maneuver that more retirement-minded workers should try. Currently, 69 percent of company 401 plans allow workers to bring IRA money to them, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America, an employer group.
Secret consumer scores threaten privacy and fairness. Consumer advocacy groups call on regulators to police this new industry of predictive scoring.
NEW YORK, April 3- For years, Joanne Condon tossed and turned at night with the same thoughts running through her head. What if her retirement savings just were not enough? "The biggest challenge is the fact that it is just you," says the 56- year-old from East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Here are eight money-saving tax deductions and other strategies that any taxpayer may be able to take advantage of, no matter how much they make.
The majority of 401(k) participants are too busy, overwhelmed or just plain bored to make any changes to how their retirement money is being invested.
The rich and the poor are not targets for the dreaded alternative minimum tax. It's the guy in the middle. Here's how to calculate your tax bite.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports there has been an increase in confidence for retirement according to an Employee Benefits Research Institute survey. However, a majority of Americans are not prepared to retire.
Workers' retirement confidence has recovered from record lows of the past five years, showing an increase in 2014. But that's not the whole story.
Call it what you want. Heart-and-soul spending. Secret obsession spending. It's about the desires of the heart. And no one is immune from it.
When life changes, so will your taxes. Breaks and pitfalls to be aware of before you file.
Forget consolidation loans, extended credit lines or debt relief agencies. Some say the only way to escape debt is the hard, sweaty way.
Donald Marron, Lightyear Capital chairman and CEO, discusses why investors are flocking to money managers for advice on how they can grow their retirement funds.
Most financial advisers usually warn against 401(k) loans or withdrawals. Why? It's wiser to build up the nest egg for your golden years.
More than 1 in 4 Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, a sign that many are still struggling to find firm financial footing.
Members of Gen X, born between the early 60s and the early 80s, are smart about retirement savings. Or maybe not.