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  • workplace employee

    Wages have been slow to rise, but polls find that many workers never even ask for a raise. Here are some ways you can ask for one.

  • A majority of Americans do not understand the details of life insurance policies. How much do you really know? Take this quiz to find out.

  • 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.

  • Millennials

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Senior man reading newspaper

    The Treasury Department has issued new guidelines designed to expand the use of annuities inside 401(k) plans. Should you invest in them?

  • Savings tab file folder

    Higher contribution limits, more investment options, and auto increases and matches make it easier for you to save for retirement.

  • 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

    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.

  • Medicine doctor blood pressure

    Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.

  • Cashing out of savings

    Here are five ways to plan your income stream so you maximize Social Security, minimize taxes and ensure income.

  • 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

    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.

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

  • 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.

  • Savings

    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.

  • Financial literacy

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

About Your Money, Your Future

  • Here at CNBC, we want to help educate, empower and inspire you to take control of your personal finances. Whether you're starting your first job, mid-career, or planning your retirement, you need to know how to manage, grow and protect your money. How are you doing? Let us know. Stay in touch with us on Twitter and #GetAPlan!

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