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  • Personal Income Down 3.6% in January

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data on income and spending, and discusses what it indicates about the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Americans under 35 are carrying substantially less debt than they were before the 2008 meltdown, according to an analysis released Thursday by The Pew Research Center. Yet they've also put off the big ticket purchases.

  • New data show uneven benefits from the economic recovery of 2010-11, with a big rise for the highest earners and little change for others. The New York Times reports.

  • Initial Jobless Claims Up 38,000 to 368,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on unemployment, consumer spending, and personal income. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman explains what it indicates about the U.S. economy and its impact on the markets.

  • Countries that are most popular with retirees have great climates and low costs of living. One country like this is Ecuador. Read ahead to find out more and see if it’s the retirement destination for you.

  • In the last several years, hundreds of would-be finance professionals and management consultants have taken their high-powered ambitions and spreadsheet modeling skills to the classroom, the NYT reports.

  • Putting More Cash in Pocket: Epperson

    Sharon Epperson looks at some ways you can earn extra cash to help offset higher payroll taxes. (1:03)

  • A recent study found kids may not need all four years of school to get ahead. Some students who received two-year degrees earned more than their four-year counterparts. Whoa, does Ferris Bueller know about this?!

  • Retirees are ditching government bonds and demanding riskier assets.

  • So-called "involuntary part-time workers" are an example of some of the stubborn pockets of weakness that remain in the labor market even as the jobs picture improves very slowly.

  • Start preparing for your retirement at least six months before you tell anyone at your office you are leaving.

  • Tasks to complete with your employer before your last day or work.

  • Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    This CNBC contributor says the "Fiscal Cliff" is a great opportunity to revamp the tax code and address deficit spending.

  • Consumer Spending Down 0.2% in October

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on personal income and spending with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Reform Pension Systems or Pay the Price, Report Warns

    Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.

  • Six Tips for Boomers Looking for Work

    If you're a Baby Boomer, the biggest challenge in looking for work may come with reimagining your career. You don't have to completely reinvent yourself, but you may have to adapt to a new environment.

  • Is Your Money Safe?

    To help mitigate the risk that inflation can introduce to a portfolio, you need to be on the defensive. Even modest inflation can erode your retirement savings. Here's how.

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Will 'Fiscal Cliff

    Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.

  • CNBC Poll: Should Social Security Be Part of the Deficit-Reduction Package?

    Technically, it shouldn't be, but some say it makes a lot of sense to include it.