Personal Finance


  • Working for yourself? Don't forget retirement Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Nearly one-third of the self employed have no retirement plan. The crisis is a call to action: the time to save and build wealth isnow.

  • Money moves you need to make now Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson talks to a three top financial advisors about the strategies you must employ right now to improve your financial life.

  • It's time to cash in on dividends Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Investors are riding the dividend rally. But experts caution they should steer clear of high-yielding stocks sensitive to rising interest rates.

  • Sick over health-care costs? Start talking Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Many put off retirement health-care plans, but most cost and care worries are addressed by healthy living, dialogue and financial advice.

  • How to keep IRS auditors at bay Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    It's tax season, and once again IRS auditors are eyeing errors and omissions from returns. Here's what could trigger a second look from the feds.

  • What same-sex couples need to know about taxes Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Same sex marriage

    Something new is coming this tax season for some same-sex couples: For the first time, they will file as "married" on their federal return.

  • Sticker shock: Your fees are more than you think Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The fees on actively managed funds are rising. Don't think your dollar fees are small because percentages are. Here's how to do your homework.

  • Making those new year financial resolutions stick Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Millions plan to make financial resolutions for 2014, yet most of those new vows won't last. Here are new tips on how to make those resolutions stick.

  • Getting a Roth IRA? Check your state income tax Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Converting traditional IRA or 401(k) savings to Roth IRAs burdens people who plan to retire in no-income-tax states with unnecessary state taxes.

  • The best financial apps of 2014 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    About 19 percent of Americans spend more money then they make. These handy tools help people budget and get better control their spending habits.

  • 2014 top trends in mutual fund investing Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    New investment strategies are emerging as rush to stocks continues. What's hot: ETFs, blockbuster and alternative funds, and smart global plays.

  • The hub of American financial literacy: Utah? Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Money smarts are important throughout life. Why financial literacy is a key issue for students, college grads, midlife and retired folks.

  • How to repay student loans without going broke Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Stress debt taxes

    College graduates enjoy a six month grace period before they have to start repaying their loans. For the latest grads, that period is over. Now what?

  • Yes, your boss probably is happier than you are Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Bosses are more likely than workers to be satisfied with their family life, current job and financial situation, according to a new study.

  • IRS tax refund ID scams hit record high in 2013 Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:23 AM ET

    The IRS says last year there was a 66 percent increase from 2012 in tax fraud from Social Security identity theft of nearly $50bln in refund claims.

  • How to talk to an employer about your 401(k) Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    There are times when employees should talk to HR or their boss about their 401(k) plans. Here are tips on how to ask the right questions.

  • Free service proves it can block pesky robocalls Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Nomorobo website

    Nomorobo launched recently, and it says it's now blocking 48,000 robocalls a week.

  • Retirement reality check: Time to get a grip Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    You may retire at the highest income of your life but the bad news is you may find out you can’t keep spending at the level you were used to. Here’s your reality check.

  • Filing status makes a difference in tax bill Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    In some cases, your filing status can be the deciding factor in whether you have to file at all. So picking the right one when you file is crucial.

  • 3 steps to making 2014 a financial turning point Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    More than half of Americans lack a rainy day fund in case of financial emergencies. Now is the time to get a handle on your money and your future.

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