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Your Money, Your Future


  • 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.

  • Many Millennials mooch off mom & dad Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the disconnect between how optimistic millennials are about their financial future and achieving their goals.

  • Millennials hoarding cash Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    Millennials hoarding cash

    Studies show millennials are avoiding the stock market. CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at how millennials are spending their money.

  • Markets love midterms Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    Markets love midterms

    How investors benefit from midterm elections, with CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Abrupt movement in 401(k) portfolios Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    Abrupt movement in 401k portfolios

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the correlation between market moves and movement in 401(k) investments.

  • Cutting back on spending Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:46 PM ET
    Cutting back on spending

    Bankrate is reporting two thirds of Americans are holding back on spending. CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the details.

  • Annuities for retirement: Good or bad idea? Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
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    The Treasury Department has issued new guidelines designed to expand the use of annuities inside 401(k) plans. Should you invest in them?

  • Saving for retirement just got easier Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
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    Higher contribution limits, more investment options, and auto increases and matches make it easier for you to save for retirement.

  • What your wallet can reveal about your finances Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Fat wallet, stuffed wallet, wallet, money wallet, personal finance, savings

    A wallet with crumpled receipts, rewards cards, etc. can also signal trouble getting a handle on your finances. Here's how to clean both up.

  • Protecting your portfolio Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    Protecting your portfolio

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson says it is important for long-term investors not to panic even if there is a broader correction ahead. Now may be a good time to sell big winners and consider asset allocation.

  • You better shop around: Medicare's open enrollment Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
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    Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.

  • Smart ways to tap accounts in retirement Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Here are five ways to plan your income stream so you maximize Social Security, minimize taxes and ensure income.

  • Retail investor more sophisticated: Pro Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Retail investor more sophisticated: Pro

    How the retail investor is reacting to swings in the stock market, with JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • The bank of Wal-Mart Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:13 PM ET
    The bank of Wal-Mart

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Wal-Mart customers can now bank where they shop with "GoBank." The "Closing Bell" panel discusses the retailer's partnership with Green Dot Bank.

  • A sneaky way to save more for retirement Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Health savings accounts have become a popular way to cover out-of-pocket medical costs. They might improve your retirement prospects, too.

  • 3 ways to save money on health insurance Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    Health care costs

    Nearly 150 million Americans are covered under work health plans, but spend less time on benefits than planning vacations, a costly mistake.

  • 10 steps to save more than $1,000 by year-end Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    You'll be surprised how quickly you can save $1,000 by the end of the year, simply by reducing or eliminating some common expenses.

  • Teaching those who teach all things money Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Financial literacy

    States increasingly are establishing programs to educate teachers on how to teach financial literacy. Here are some of the challenges.

  • 401-not-ok Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

  • 5 tips to get the best deal on a car loan Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Auto loan application

    To get the best loan deal, you need to do your homework. Here's a list of five things you should do.

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