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  • Are your passwords safe enough? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    Password managers are a quick way to keep your passwords safer, if you use them right.

  • Retirement: A financial hangover?  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    Some 40 percent of people are either not saving or severely reducing the amount they are saving for retirement, says Michael Schweitzer, head of sales and distribution for group wealth management at HSBC, who believes it is, "never too late to start saving."

  • Retirement: A financial hangover?  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET

    Some 40 percent of people are either not saving or severely reducing the amount they are saving for retirement, says Michael Schweitzer, head of sales and distribution for group wealth management at HSBC, who believes it is, "never too late to start saving."

  • What matters to millennials at work? It may surprise you Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:30 AM ET

    A new survey points to distinctive millennial attitudes about work and careers.

  • Home buyers aren't shopping for a mortgage: Govt Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a sign advertising mortgages at a Citibank branch in New York.

    Almost half of home buyers do not shop around for a mortgage, a government study finds, even though terms and rates can vary widely.

  • The place where spending cash becomes a playground Sunday, 11 Jan 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Students learn how to budget their money at Finance Park in Fairfax County, Virginia.

    Finance Park is a playground, of sorts, meant to give eighth graders a chance to be adults for a day and make those basic budgeting decisions.

  • Up up and away: Price hikes loom for consumers Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Big price changes are on the way for 2015, and only some of them will work in the consumer's favor. How to prepare.

  • Six in 10 Americans lack savings for emergencies Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    More than 60 percent of Americans do not have enough rainy day savings for even minor mishaps, a new study finds.

  • Time to dump your actively managed mutual funds? Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    Put off by actively managed funds' subpar performance and fees, investors are putting more money into index funds and ETFs. Should you?

  • As the saying goes, timing is everything. CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli B. Grant reports on the best time to make major purchases in 2015, from houses to cars to big screen TVs.

  • Holiday spending hangover? Here's the cure Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Feeling that holiday spending hangover? You have plenty of company. And luckily, experts have plenty of tips to get you back in shape.

  • Got portfolio losers? Turn them into tax savings Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Some of those losers in your portfolio can save you money at tax time. Here's how to make them work for you.

  • You won't believe these company perks Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Companies are rolling out a growing list of lifestyle-oriented benefits aimed at engaging and retaining top talent. Here are the tops.

  • 7 retirement goals for the end of 2014 Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    If you are looking at retirement in the next few years, the end of the year is the perfect time go get your house in order, USA Today reports.

  • Holiday? More than half plan to work over break Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Think the holidays are all rest and fun? That's the Hallmark version. More than half of us plan to work over the break, a new survey says.

  • It's the hottest way to give, but is it the best? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Donor-advised funds are soaring in popularity, and they are a great deal for donors. The impact on charities is more mixed.

  • Cool gifts for ancestry buffs Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    There's no place like home for the holidays—and family-focused gifts may fit the bill for Mom and Dad.

  • Overeating? Undersaving? You've got company Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    A new survey finds that Americans are most likely to blow their budget on restaurants and food, and they're overdoing it with credit cards.

  • One-fifth of Americans don't plan to pay off their debt Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Some 18 percent of respondents to a new survey expect to be in debt for the rest of their lives.

  • Your best year-end tax moves Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Sharpen your pencils: Congressional wrangling and the Affordable Care Act are adding new wrinkles to tax planning.

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