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  • When the grid goes dark, a portable power station is a quick-and-easy way to run the gadgets you need most. It has a detachable LED flashlight, an air compressor for pumping up tires, and jumper cables for starting a car battery. Mini Generator This 93-pound power station has a four-gallon fuel tank and runs up to eight …

  • Matrix Advisors Value Fund on the Mend @ Kiplinger - 23 hours ago

    After many lean years, this fund posts healthy gains.

  • How Parents Can Teach Kids About Money @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:10 PM EDT

    Start with small steps and take advantage of teachable moments.

  • How to Save Money Using Twitter @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

    You can score deals and discounts using this social media site.

  • 7 things you didn't know about paying off student loans Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 5:17 PM EDT

    Here are a few things -- good and bad -- about the process that you might not have known.

  • 5 Great Cities for a Cheap Vacation @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    These destinations offer affordable accommodations and an abundance of low- and no-cost things to do.

  • Be Wary of Advice to Do an IRA Rollover @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:40 AM EDT

    Take these four steps to ensure an IRA rollover is the right move for you.

  • Reimbursing Yourself From a Flexible Spending Account @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    The rules for a dependent-care FSA are different from those for a health care account.

  • 3 Types of Insurance to Protect Your College Student @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    As your child leaves the nest, make sure there's a safety net in place.

  • 7 Great Growth Stocks with Long-Term Potential @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 2:50 PM EDT

    With $45 billion in annual revenues, Disney can't grow at the pace of smaller, up-and-coming businesses.

  • Worst Things to Buy Before Your Kid Heads Back to School @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 1:40 PM EDT

    You can save money by waiting to make these purchases.

  • Avoid Rollovers of IRA CDs @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    A new tax rule could create problems for investors who roll money from matured IRA certificates of deposit into new IRA CDs.

  • Wealth-building secrets of the millionaire next door Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

    The invisible rich are not conspicuous about their consumption. The tenets they follow can also put you on the path to financial prosperity.

  • The Pitfalls and Profits of Collecting Cars, Wine, Art @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    Four successful collectors tell us about the joys and difficulties--and the potential for financial gain.

  • How U.S. Teens Rank in Financial Literacy @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    There's room for improvement compared to other teens across the globe, according to a new international study.

  • Housing and Mortgage Advice From Around the Web @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

    Tips from personal finance bloggers about managing the costs of buying and owning a home.

  • How Good Are Morningstar's Fund Picks? @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:10 AM EDT

    Over the long haul, Morningstar's gold-rated funds have topped their indexes. Below are descriptions of three of the firm's less-well-known selections.

  • Where to Get Free Checking @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    Some of these no-strings-attached accounts even pay you interest.

  • How to Tap a 529 College Savings Account @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    Follow these steps to withdraw funds and use them for qualified education expenses.

  • Best Ways to Get Online Coupon Codes @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

    Here are the top sources and times for finding discount codes to save money on online purchases.

  • 7 Smart Investing Tips From Kiplinger Readers @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    More than 200 of you wrote in response to my question about how I should handle dividends in my Practical Investing portfolio.

  • Playing a Soft Housing Market @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    All those kids in their twenties and thirties who are living with their parents will eventually want their own homes.

  • 6 Reasons You Hate Your Cable Company @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

    There's a very good chance that you and your cable company aren't on good terms. According to a recent survey by cg42, a business consulting group, cable providers experience the worst level of consumer frustration of all industries in the U.S. - even worse than banking. The reasons for frustration are many, including …

  • 6 Costly Airline Fees -- and How to Avoid Them @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    Use these strategies so you don't have to pay extra when you fly.

  • How to Budget for Unexpected Costs in Retirement @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    Planning for surprise expenses can keep your retirement on track.

  • Retire to a College Town @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 1:16 PM EDT

    Our top ten towns offer intellectual sizzle, cultural spice and plenty of team spirit.

  • The Price of Staying Home With Kids @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    Trading a job to raise kids may cost more than you think.

  • Should You Buy Into the Alibaba IPO? @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

    Even though the stock's offering price is still unknown, a lot of the hype surrounding China's leading e-commerce firm is justified.

  • 10 Great Dividend Stocks to Own in Retirement @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM EDT

    Age and circumstance matter when it comes to building an ideal portfolio. Whereas youngsters have both the time and the wages to make up for losses in the stock market, retirees need income and stability ...

  • Good Reasons to Open Separate College Savings Plans for Your Kids @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 17, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    You can target the investments for each child's time frame, and you may get a bigger tax break.

  • 10 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:20 AM EDT

    Use these strategies to cut the cost of clothing, electronics and school supplies.

  • Money Advice for Families From Around the Web @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

    A look at tips from personal finance bloggers about budget-friendly ways to keep kids entertained during the summer.

  • Fix-It Services Help Consumers Fight Back @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 16, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    But you may do better on your own.

  • How to Save Money on Braces @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 4:40 PM EDT

    These seven strategies can help lower the cost of orthodontic care.

  • Tapping an IRA for a Home Down Payment @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    If you're a first-time home buyer, Uncle Sam gives you a break on penalties for withdrawals used to buy or build a home.

  • 9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

    Three years ago, Kiplinger's turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to a launch a newsletter designed to steer income-starved readers to the best investments for dependable, spendable income. Of course, he spends a lot of time interviewing money managers and mutual fund masterminds, …

  • Wages to Rise -- More for Some than Others @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:10 AM EDT

    After years of little or no income growth, wage gains are finally beginning to gather a bit of steam.

  • More Power to Utility Stocks @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    For steady, albeit modest, growth and above-average dividend yields, it's still hard to top utilities.

  • How to Increase Your Social Security Benefits @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 3:30 PM EDT

    Waiting until after your full retirement age to claim benefits will boost your payouts.

  • Houseboats for Every Budget @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    When summertime rolls around, people hit the water -- from swimming, sailing, and fishing to floating on a raft or in a canoe. For thousands of Americans, however, the water is their year-round home. Just ...

  • 2014 Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shopping @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:40 AM EDT

    You can shop tax-free for clothing, computers, school supplies and more on certain days in these 16 states.

  • 6 ways to beat Amazon's prices Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 10:29 AM EDT
    A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna

    Don't assume you're always getting the best deal by shopping at the world's largest online retailer.

  • Retirees, Get a Jump-Start on Your 2014 Tax Bill @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

    By getting a head start on your 2014 tax planning, you're likely to find many strategies to shave your payments to Uncle Sam.

  • A Top Fidelity Manager's Other Fund @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

    John Roth, who runs Kip 25 member Fidelity New Millennium, is also chalking up solid numbers at Fidelity Mid-Cap Stock.

  • 10 Great Work-at-Home Jobs @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    Work-at-home jobs promise big benefits: extra income, flexible hours and the enviable dress code of slippers and sweatpants. The trick, of course, is finding legitimate, well-paid positions because work-at-home ...

  • 6 Things You Must Know About Timeshares @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 11:20 AM EDT

    Tighter regulations and a wider choice of locations make buying in more attractive.

  • High-Tech Cycling Gear @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 8:07 AM EDT

    These gadgets can make your ride safer and more fun.

  • Great places to retire overseas Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:22 PM EDT
    Tulum, Mexico

    Take a look at our eight overseas picks for adventurous retirees.

  • Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    The test can decrease family members' Social Security benefits based on your record.

  • 12 Things You Should Buy Used @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Think "used" for products that: There are many ways to find used items -- at consignment shops specializing in used items, at retailers selling both new and used wares, and from strangers at yard sales or online. One popular source for pre-owned products is the online classifieds site

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