Personal Finance

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes many discussions about how you should manage your finances as a couple. Getting married is a big life milestone and a great chance to take stock of your financial situation — that includes your credit cards.

For many, getting a cancer diagnosis is financially devastating. Research shows that cancer patients are more likely to declare bankruptcy than the average person.

Fully 8 out of 10 Americans feel that retirement policy should be a top priority for presidential candidates, according to a recent retirement study conducted by Wells Fargo of more than 2,700 working adults and about 1,000 retirees.

’Tis the season to be jolly. Yet, stress is the prevailing emotion.

The vast majority, or roughly 70%, of adults are stressed about the upcoming holiday season, mostly thanks to money woes, according to a survey from Country Financial.

Big changes could be coming down the pipeline for the 44 million Americans with student debt.

Families should not spend more than 7% of their annual income on after-school care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By that standard, there is not one state where child care is affordable, per data from resource group Child Care Aware of America.

Credit cards are essential for building credit, but only if you’re smart about how you use them. The best credit cards offer generous welcome bonuses, rewards and added perks that may tempt you to spend more than you can afford. In order to make a credit card cost-effective, it’s crucial to make payments on time and in full to avoid incurring big interest charges.

Joining us on the show to discuss about the right mix of stocks and bonds for Baby Boomers is Burns McKinney, Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors.

Fidelity says Baby Boomers are too exposed to equities, but where else do they go to find returns? Bob Pisani has more for us.

Landmark Social Security legislation passed in 1983 ushered in a series of changes to the program, including gradually raising the full retirement age to 67 from 65 .

Most people who start saving for retirement expect things to go well. However, there are many events that can eat away at your nest egg. Here are some of the biggest pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Google will offer checking accounts next year, according to a source familiar with the company’s plans, representing Big Tech’s boldest move yet into the consumer banking business.

Obtaining an undergraduate degree is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma.

However, not all majors are the same, ZipRecruiter found.

Whether a recession is on the horizon or not is anyone’s guess.

However, according to the latest CNBC Invest in You survey, two-thirds of respondents think one is coming. Especially if they’re Democrats or younger people.

Las Vegas and Denver offer homeowners the highest rate of return, according to Betterment. It’s cheaper to own in these locales than it is to rent.