Personal Finance

Rotten bosses come in at least 6 different flavors

CNNMoney readers rip managers who micromanage to death, play favorites, throw their staff under the bus and steal credit for their work.  More

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.  More

Detroit retirees back pension cuts

Court documents show big support from Detroit employees and retirees for a turnaround plan that should help the city emerge quickly from bankruptcy.  More

Millennials love cash

Millennials are three times more likely to choose cash over stocks as a long-term investment.  More

What if you only worked 3 days a week?

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has proposed a 3-day work week. We asked New Yorkers what they thought.  Play

Retirement accounts hold record balances

IRAs climb more than 15% on an annual basis due to the rally in stocks.  More

Mansions for under $1 million

Mansions that would be very costly to build today are on the market around the country for well under $1 million each.  More

Non-bank loans: Quick, easy...and addictive?

Alternative lenders are gaining traction and handing out billions of dollars in loans to small business owners. But it could come at a cost.  More

Is this retirement move right for you?

Every year retirement savers transfer billions of dollars into Individual Retirement Accounts. But sometimes you're better off leaving your nest egg alone.  More

The financial nightmare of (mistakenly) being branded a terrorist

Americans who are mistakenly branded terrorists by the U.S. government are facing financial peril -- losing their jobs, getting their access to cash cut off and their credit destroyed.  More

Homeless valedictorian moves from shelter to Georgetown dorm

Follow 18-year-old Rashema Melson on her bittersweet departure from a D.C. homeless shelter to a Georgetown dorm.  More

'Illegal to be homeless' in growing number of cities

A growing number of cities across the country are making it essentially illegal to be homeless, a new report finds.  More

6 great American road trips

Planning to hit the road this summer instead of spending on pricey airfares? Take a grand tour of some of the best U.S. road trips, including the best roadside attractions you'll see on each and where to stay along the way.  More

24 hours with the CEO of Lyft

Running one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley, Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green is never actually off duty.  More

Land Grab: Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing market seems to look a lot better from foreign shores. International buyers are snapping up U.S. homes.  More

Airlines' annoying fees add up to $31.5 billion

Airlines worldwide brought in $13.5 billion in revenue from fees last year, according to a new survey. That's more than 11 times their non-ticket revenue six years ago.  More

#Newjob selfies popular on Instagram

People are so happy about their #newjob that they are taking work selfies on their first day and posting them on Instagram.  More

Should you raid your retirement savings to slash debt?

If dipping into your 401(k) to finally pay off that pesky credit card bill sounds like a good idea, you should probably think twice.  More

Best places for vacation home deals

Whether you love golf, the water, the outdoors or theme parks, here are the best places to find a bargain.  More

JPMorgan exec loves getting his hands dirty

Bill Eigen oversees $38 billion in assets for JPMorgan. Some of his best investing insights come from what he learns at his side auto and truck repair business.  More

Chinese teens beat U.S. peers in money smarts

American high school students are less money smart than their peers in countries ranging from China to Estonia, according to an international report released Wednesday.  More

Wall Street's new happy hour: Liquid alts

Since the financial crisis, liquid alternatives have exploded on Wall Street. The idea is to protect investors from major losses, but it comes at a price.  More

U.S. wants sick workers to stay home. Workers say 'We can't'

The nation's health watchdog is telling food workers to stay home when they're sick, but without paid sick days, some workers say they can't afford to.  More

London calling: World's top travel spot

British capital to draw 18.7 million people this year, surpassing Bangkok as a destination.  More

The wrong folks get billions in tax dollars

The federal government made $106 billion in improper payments last year, according to testimony at a House hearing Wednesday.  More

Creative (and painless) ways I cut my wedding costs

Spending thousands of dollars on flowers or $20,000 on food and drink alone just didn't make sense to us -- or fit within our budget. Ultimately, we were able to save thousands of dollars by making some relatively painless choices.  More

'We're crowdfunding our wedding'

As wedding bills continue to climb, some couples are turning to friends, relatives and even strangers to help pay for their big day.  More

House hunting? Download these apps first

From enabling us to virtually walk through an open house to instantly learning about the social scene in the neighborhood we're eyeing, a new generation of apps and other technologies are taking the real estate shopping experience to a whole new level.  More

Want to study pot? There's a school for that

The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, located in Natick, Mass., plans to begin accepting applications in July and to open its doors in September.  More

Don't ditch your U.S. stocks just yet

The party isn't over for U.S. stocks, even after the Dow soared above 17,000.  More

How a librarian taught herself to invest and retired early

From section 332 to $20,000 a year: How one librarian taught herself to invest and retired early despite the downturn  More

Best markets to become a landlord

These markets offer landlords returns of 10% or more, according to RealtyTrac.  More

Housing market is a 'crapshoot'

Karl 'Chip' Case created the Case-Shiller home price indexes. He's worried about the U.S. housing market and says consumers should only buy for the long haul.  More

Cars that scream America

From the Ford Model T to the Cadillac Eldorado, here's a look at our list of classic American cars that scream red, white and blue.  Play

Mortgage rates drop to near 4%

Rock-bottom mortgage rates moved even lower this week, hitting 4.12 for a 30-year fixed rate loan.  More

Are you a better investor than a 13-year-old?

Picking winners in the stock market isn't easy, even for the professionals. See how 4 teenage finance wizards are investing.  More

Employers value skills over college degrees, workers say

Your college degree is less important to your employer than the skills you've picked up post-graduation, according to Glassdoor's quarterly employee confidence survey.  More

Shopping for million-dollar homes comes with perks

Realtors offer all kinds of goodies aimed at locking in potential buyers of exclusive properties, including rides on private jets or boats.  More

The world's worst tax return?

For expat pilots, following the IRS rules to the letter means a tax headache that lasts 365 days a year.  More

Chinese students found cheating to get into U.S. colleges

As the number of Chinese students seeking admission to U.S. colleges and universities explodes, admissions officials are encountering a large number of fraudulent applications, essays and transcripts.  More

Transgender worker legal rights formalized

Labor Secretary Tom Perez said new guidelines will clarify existing law to say that sex-based discrimination will include workers who identify as transgender.  More

Same-sex marriage: 1 year later

A year after the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, great strides have been made but there's still more to be done for same-sex couples.  More

Booking a flight? Save big by leaving on a Tuesday

Passengers who schedule flights that depart on summer Tuesdays will pay an average of $77, or 17%, less for a ticket than they would if they fly out on a Sunday, the most expensive day of the week to fly, according to a survey by Cheapair.com.  More

'My job is super stressful and it pays badly, too'

From an aircraft mechanic to a hospice worker, CNNMoney readers tell us about their low-paying jobs and the stresses of their day-to-day lives.  More

Should happiness, more than GDP, define a nation's success?

Gross domestic product isn't the best measure of a nation's success, some say. They want policymakers to also regularly assess quality-of-life issues and citizens' sense of well-being.  More

Don't count out millennials

According to a recent Harvard study, there's a housing boom on the horizon driven by the millennials living in their parents home right now.  Play

Why you don't need to buy extra car rental insurance

Confused about whether or not you should buy supplemental insurance when renting a car? If you have personal auto insurance or a credit card you'll likely be covered. Here's what you need to know.  More

Stress factors: Which city is right for you?

From money stress to family drama, a rundown of the best and worst cities in five categories.  More

10 Least Stressed Out Cities

Want to get away from it all? These cities offer shorter workdays, a low cost of living, sunshine and healthier living.  More

Same-sex couple paying a Kansas 'gay tax'

Despite the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago, David Greenbaum and Michael Silverman still had to file their taxes separately in Kansas, and it cost them money.  Play

Stressed Out Cities: How does your city rank?

Using data on everything from unemployment rates to commute times, CNNMoney ranked 55 major metro areas on the stressors residents face in their daily lives.  More

Fewer parents helping to pay for college

Even though a college degree is still extremely important, fewer parents say they are planning to shell out their own money to help their kids attain one.  More

One year later: Same-sex marriage ruling's impact

It's been one year since the Supreme Court's monumental ruling on same-sex marriage, and many couples have already seen their lives change dramatically.  More

Consumer Reports rates some Graco strollers "don't buy"

Ready2Grow Classic Connect LX fails brake test at steep incline: report.  More

10 Most Stressed Out Cities

From sky-high rents and gridlocked traffic to widespread poverty and unemployment, residents in these cities have a lot to stress about.  More

We saved on taxes since DOMA's repeal

One year after the Supreme Court overturned The Defense of Marriage Act, we revisit a married couple, Brian Esser and Kevin O'Leary, who say doing their taxes was easier and cheaper.  Play

How to vacation like an aristocrat

Guests of the Chatsworth Estate in England, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, are given the royal treatment.  More

Your dead ex-spouse's debt can become your problem

Your divorce settlement put an end to your marriage. But it didn't necessarily put an end to your liability for joint debt racked up while you were married, even if a court ruled that your ex-spouse should pay it.  More

Same-sex marriage: 'Our finances one year later'

How seven same-sex couples have seen their finances change since the historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage last year.  More

How the rich deal with stress

Rich and famous Americans, including Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Cole, offer advice on coping with stress in this fast-paced world.  Play

Stresses of the super rich

Just because you make seven -- or eight -- figures, doesn't mean you live on Easy Street. The rich are just as stressed about money as the rest of us. Here are five things that keep the 1% up at night.  More

Hungry, tired and stressed out

From going to bed hungry to running from debt collectors, the nation's poorest are stressed out in ways most of us can't imagine.  More

One year later: Same-sex marriage in the U.S.

A state-by-state look at the different same-sex marriage laws and how they impact couples from a financial perspective.  More

Teacher beats the odds on cancer, stocks

Science teacher Tim Eimer poured cash into the stock market at the depths of the crisis, a decision that has left him and his wife on track to become millionaires.  More

Should you drain your 401(k) to start a business?

These entrepreneurs took a risky bet: Instead of taking out a loan, they cracked their nest eggs to fund their startup.  More

The riskiest spots in the U.S.

What are the chances your home will get damaged by a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or fire? RealtyTrac crunched the data in more than 3,000 counties nationwide to find out.  More

Rich investors worry about stock market

Only 40% of high net worth investors are bullish about stocks these days, according to a survey by U.S. Trust.  More

Which natural disaster will destroy your home?

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. RealtyTrac's latest data tells you which threat is greatest to your home based on where you live.  More

How to get an insurer to pay up

After years of costly natural disasters, insurers are looking for ways to limit their losses by denying claims and sticking homeowners with the bill. Here's how to make sure you get paid.  More

Can you inherit your dead parent's debts?

The answer is -- you might. And even if you don't have to pay their debt, you might lose your inheritance. So be careful. The rules are complicated.  More

GE Capital to refund $225 million to customers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered GE Capital, which changed its name to Synchrony Bank earlier this month, to pay $225 million in refunds to its credit card customers.  More

Stressful jobs that pay badly

Restaurant kitchen managers, vet techs, daycare directors... they all share one thing in common: Each day they take on a great deal of stress but don't get paid much for doing so.  More

For sale: Dream beach homes

Want an over-the-top summer place of your very own? These luxury homes are in some of the hottest beach destinations in the U.S. -- and the deals on these places can't be beat.  More
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