money management

Could Your Shaky Personal Finances Get You Fired?

Money troubles are hard to contain. If your finances are in shambles, the problems can quickly spread, and you probably won't be able to hide them from your boss. Therein lies the trouble: How you handle your money sends a signal to your employers about how you'd handle theirs.

3 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances in 2012

After the overindulgence of December, it's no surprise that so many people spend January trying to turn over new leaves. If you're ready to get your financial house in order, consider one of these three websites, each with a different take on helping you better manage your money.

4 Mobile Apps to Make You Smarter With Money

If your underperforming money needs a kick in the right direction, turn your mobile device into a financial adviser, motivational coach, and investment guru with these apps. Because a penny saved is a penny earned, they're all free.

How Steve Jobs Changed the Way We Spend Money

Steve Jobs revolutionized so many aspects of our lives. One often overlooked area: Our money. His products fundamentally changed wired Americans' relationship with their finances -- from how and when we shop and bank to our awareness of our net worth.

Monkey Business: The Top 3 Stock-Picking Primates

With Friday's opening of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, we think it's a good time to consider the man vs. primate war on another front: stock picking. Here's a look at some of the best primate stock pickers in recent history.

Retirement Savings: Managing Your 401(k) After a Layoff

In part one of this three-part series on retirement savings, we reviewed how to best manage a 401(k). But as today's companies continue to combat the tough economy by downsizing, part two explores what to do with your employer-offered retirement plan if you lose your job.

How You Can Join the Ranks of the New Millionaires

Last year, the number of millionaires worldwide grew by 8.3%, and about one in a hundred American's qualifies as a "high-net-worth" individual. Wondering how you can join that demographic? It's not so far fetched: Just follow the advice of these fiscal big shots and you'll be on your way.

Recession Sobers Once Spendthrift Teens

Guess what the recession hath wrought: A little teen sobriety. According to the just-released 2011 Teens & Money Survey from Charles Schwab, nine out of 10 teens say they were "affected by the recession," causing major shifts in perspective that include a greater appreciation for what they have and an increased awareness of financial hardship.

Rookie Director's Guide to Budgeting: Cut!

Film director Spencer Susser's personal finance philosophy is one you might have heard before: Stop caring so much about the money, and perhaps the money will come. If it doesn't, at least you're doing what you want to do. It worked for him: Susser got his first movie, the low-budget "Hesher," made in the middle of the recession.

Inside Wall Street: Turbo-Charged Investment Managing

Wall Street is littered with so-called hot and smart investors who flamed-out during economic downturns or market crashes. But Marketocracy says its investment management teams are different -- with stock picks that have demonstrated proven, long-term staying prowess.

Wellington, Janus Eyed for Possible Insider Trading

Wellington Management has received a document request from federal regulators looking into possible insider trading on the part of money managers with the firm, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person familiar with the process. Janus Capital Group also received such a request.

Oprah's New Money Manager

Peter Adamson, who has been in charge of investments for Eli Broad, moves in as Oprah's new money manager.

Banks fired too many people

The credit crisis came within inches of shuttering several of the nation's largest banks and caused the fire sales of others. Firms could not fire...