Personal Finance

24 Hours with a Broadway actress

Ali Ewoldt has performed in Broadway musicals and TV shows. Her days consist of auditions, rehearsals, and being on stage in front of hundreds of people at a time. Here are journal entries from a day in her life.  More

Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

New annual report from U.S. government shows the long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged.  More

Zillow and Trulia: Two leading real estate sites combin

The two leading real estate websites combine.  More

America's disabled struggle to make ends meet

Americans with disabilities face huge financial hurdles and it starts early on, according to a recent report.  More

What it really takes to be a great boss

Managing other people is harder than it looks. While many bosses are well intentioned, most don't make the grade as truly great because they overlook some basic requirements in their interactions with employees and others in their company.  More

For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

Want to own your own town? You can buy Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million. The price tag includes a general store, post office, bar, a house and more.  More

Would-be giant in online house hunting has brokers scared

Zillow and Trulia -- the two biggest names in online house hunting -- may be teaming up, a pairing that is making some real estate brokers nervous.  More

Why your life insurance premiums may be so high

Just how much does your age, gender or smoking habit cost you when it comes to life insurance? evaluated premiums for the top 25 carriers in the nation to find out.  More

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
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