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Portfolio Tune-Up

  • Stop Juggling That Handful of 401(k)s and IRAs Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 9:26 AM ET

    There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.

  • Spendthrifts and Nest Eggs Don't Mix Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sure, income is important, but without the right discipline it is easy to eat up cash, regardless of your rate of return. Here's how to keep a lid on spending.

  • Running the Show for Mom and Dad Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Senior citizens are probably more willing to accept a little advice than seniors in high school. Helping aging parents be as prepared as possible for the next stages of their lives can go a long way toward creating harmony for the whole family.

  • A Two-Faced Strategy to Playing the Election Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.

  • REITs Still Offer Shelter from the Storm Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broader stock-market this year and have been a lot less volatile. And that's after solid returns in previous years.

  • Is Your House Underinsured? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Couple looking at their home damaged by a tornado.

    Most Americans assume that their property insurance covers the full replacement cost of their home. Not necessarily. Check out these dos and don'ts.

  • Does Your 401(k) Have an Annuity? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

  • Time to Bail Out on Treasurys? Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Enough of the Fed’s quantitative easing and ever-declining Treasury yields. There are decent fixed income options out there, if you're starving for yield.

  • Fine-Tune Your Global Economy Portfolio for 2013 Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
    In the 21st century of , we’re long past the , , cash triangle of asset allocation upon which many retail investors grew up.Investors have more options and choices, from asset classes to the financial instruments to play them. Low-cost online brokers and trading platforms have given investors direct access to a world once open only to professional traders and institutions.IRAs and 401(k)s offer a world of opportunity, whether its equities, fixed income, , real estate, or ."We think the retail in

    Savvy, open-minded investors know there are always profitable plays worldwide. See how your portfolio should reflect the global economy.

  • Million Dollar Homes Across America 2012 Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    How much can you get for $1 million in today’s real estate market? The answer, of course, varies depending on where you’re looking to buy. In the wake of the U.S. housing crisis, consumer confidence and home values fell sharply, while prices in some cities are less than half of what they were in 2007. In many local markets, however, such as in New York, San Francisco, Anchorage, Alaska, and Omaha, Neb., people on the front lines are optimistic about a recovery in sales volumes, prices and buyer

    CNBC.com surveyed real estate agents in 18 U.S. cities to gain individual perspectives on the health of America’s local real estate markets. Check out the list!

  • 15 Companies With Zero Debt Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    According to the latest quarterly filings, only 24 companies in the S&P 500 reported having zero debt on their balance sheets. Which S&P 500 companies are debt free and cash rich? Click ahead to find out.

  • Fast Money's Favorite Dividend Yielders 2012 Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
    Fast Money

    Following is a list of favorite dividend yielders from our pros. These are companies the Fast Money gang says offer a strong return and have strong fundamentals, too.