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Can Poor People Save for College?

Can Poor People Save for College?

09.27.2012
Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't...
Here's What's Eating Away At Your Savings

Here's What's Eating Away At Your Savings

CATHERINE RAMPELL  09.11.2012
A consumer complaint is ricocheting around the world: low interest rates are eating away at savings. Bill Taren, a retiree near Orlando,...
Marlo Thomas With Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Marlo Thomas With Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

09.10.2012
This week, I met with personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com, who provided so much excellent advice. We...
A Surprising Amount You Should Have In Savings, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

A Surprising Amount You Should Have In Savings, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

09. 7.2012
How much money should you store in savings? Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com, gave me a surprising answer when she visited...
Earning, Spending, and Saving: The Building Blocks of Personal Finance

Earning, Spending, and Saving: The Building Blocks of Personal Finance

08.29.2012
Your goal should be to create as big a gap as possible between earning and spending. How do you do that?
Four New Rules for Asset Allocation

Four New Rules for Asset Allocation

08.28.2012
People typically set their asset allocation based on traditional assumptions -- many of which may be badly out of date in today's unusual...
What My Parents' Divorce Taught Me About Money

What My Parents' Divorce Taught Me About Money

08.28.2012
You should never rely on someone else to manage everything for you. Does this mean, now that I'm grown and married myself, that I regard...

How Can We Get You to Save for Retirement?

08.16.2012
Perhaps the biggest source of human misery is the tradeoff between short-term and long-term goals. That is why we eat that piece of cake...
Where Our Paychecks Went In June

Where Our Paychecks Went In June

07.31.2012
WASHINGTON -- Americans spent no more in June than they did in May, even though their income grew at the fastest pace in three months. The...
'Big Ang' 'Spend[s] It All!' On Florida Vacation

'Big Ang' 'Spend[s] It All!' On Florida Vacation

07.30.2012
Angela Raiola is determined to live large on "Big Ang" (Sun., 8:30 p.m. ET on VH1). For a Florida vacation, she was dropping so much cash...
How To Start Saving, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

How To Start Saving, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

07.27.2012
Maria Bartiromo, financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" dished on how to start saving money, even if you don't have much,...

Americans More Likely To Save For Cars, Vacations Than College Tuition

Alexander Eichler  07.25.2012
Remember when Whitney Houston sang, "I believe the children are our future"? Nope. More Americans are saving today for a big-ticket purchase...
4 Reasons NOT To Borrow From Your 401(k) To Pay For College

4 Reasons NOT To Borrow From Your 401(k) To Pay For College

07.25.2012
New data from Charles Schwab suggests parents may be tapping into their 401(k) retirement savings to pay for college. The financial services...
Americans' Own Financial Security Plunges

Americans' Own Financial Security Plunges

Bonnie Kavoussi  07.25.2012
Kristen, a Los Angeles resident, used to earn $95,000 per year as a sales manager at a national newspaper. Now she is unemployed and buried...