Having 10 times your salary saved for retirement by age 67 can be hard, but setting decade-by-decade goals can help you reach that figure.» Read More
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.
CNBC personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson shares some much-needed wallet organization tips with the Today show crew Wednesday morning.
Bankrate is reporting two thirds of Americans are holding back on spending. CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the details.
Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.
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.
How the retail investor is reacting to swings in the stock market, with JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Here are five ways to plan your income stream so you maximize Social Security, minimize taxes and ensure income.
Health savings accounts have become a popular way to cover out-of-pocket medical costs. They might improve your retirement prospects, too.
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.
States increasingly are establishing programs to educate teachers on how to teach financial literacy. Here are some of the challenges.
Nearly 150 million Americans are covered under work health plans, but spend less time on benefits than planning vacations, a costly mistake.
Learning about your choices and how health plans work during open enrollment season can mean cutting taxes and saving on medical costs. Personal Finance Reporter Sharon Epperson explains how to pick the right plan.
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.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.
To get the best loan deal, you need to do your homework. Here's a list of five things you should do.
Many people nearing retirement grapple with choosing whether to retire "in place" or move to a new location. Here's what to think about.
Retiring rich might be as easy as changing your zip code. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson explains the pros and cons of staying put versus moving on. Plus, the 5 best cities for retirees!
Mortgage rates are expected to move higher this fall, and that makes shopping for the right rate all the more critical. Here are some tips.
401(k) accounts have replaced the home-equity loan as the primary source of quick cash for financially strapped Americans. Ric Edelman, noted financial advisor, explains why this is a huge mistake.
Starting early and saving enough for retirement are ongoing concerns. But do Americans really even understand retirement basics?
Who says romance is dead? St. Valentine's Day is losing favour with couples as consumers plan to spend less this year.
President Obama's budget may not pass, but as proposed, it would have a big impact on your personal finances.
Millennials are failing to save money and put something aside because of the rising cost of living, according to experts.
Financial advisors offer investment strategies in 2014, from taxes and legal issues to key sectors and emerging markets.
Is an active twist on passive investing the right portfolio move? An inside look at the rise of ETF strategists.
An in-the-trenches look at portfolio options, deconstructing them and finding the best fit for client retirement plans.