- 15 Reasons You Might Get Audited @ Kiplinger - 11 minutes ago
Ever wonder why some tax returns are eyeballed by the Internal Revenue Service while most are ignored? It's pulling returns of individuals who claim they are real estate professionals and whose W-2 forms or other non-real estate Schedule C businesses show lots of income.
- Small-Business Success Story: How Shark Tank Helped Lollaland Grow @ Kiplinger - 11 minutes ago
The television show provided an infusion of cash to expand this couple's family business.
- 6 Tax Breaks for College Costs @ Kiplinger - 17 hours ago
The American Opportunity Tax Credit is worth up to $2,500 per student for each of the first four years of college. To qualify for the full credit, your adjusted gross income must be less than $80,000 if you are single or filing as head of household, or less than $160,000 if you are married filing jointly. The size of …
- Great Low-Cost Funds With a Lot of Their Managers' Money @ Kiplinger - 20 hours ago
The managers of all five of these superior funds have at least $1 million of their own cash in the funds they run.
- 7 Costly Mistakes Shoppers Make at Warehouse Clubs @ Kiplinger - 20 hours ago
Avoid overspending by sticking to a list, skipping the center aisles and more. Plus: Beware free samples.
- Should You Take Out a Long-Term Car Loan? @ Kiplinger - 20 hours ago
You'll pay a lot more in interest when you finance a vehicle purchase over six or more years rather than the standard five.
- Boosting the Lower Earner's Social Security Benefit @ Kiplinger - 22 hours ago
If a couple regrets having the lower-earning spouse take a reduced benefit early, there are a few opportunities to increase the monthly payout.
- Money-Smart Ways to Get Rid of Your Stuff @ Kiplinger - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Winnowing your possessions can simplify your life and put some money in your pocket.
- Tax Deductions for Contributions to 529 College-Savings Plans @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:50 PM EST
Donating stock to a 529 plan isn't allowed, but your cash contributions may qualify for a state tax break depending on where you live.
- 6 Food and Drink Freebies in March @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:20 PM EST
From a breakfast platter to a cup of Italian ice, you can score these tasty treats for free.
- Housing Market Gets Stronger in 2015 @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:10 PM EST
An improving economy and attractive home features will draw first-time and move-up buyers.
- 101 Most Popular Funds for Retirement Savings @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 12:10 PM EST
Take a look at BrightScope's rankings of the top funds based on 401(k) assets under management.
- Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Face New Financial Test @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 11:10 AM EST
For the first time, borrowers will have to prove they can handle the ongoing property costs to qualify for a reverse mortgage.
- Don't Pay Extra to Pay Your Taxes @ Kiplinger - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 8:00 AM EST
You'll get hit with hefty fees if you put your IRS tax bill on a credit card.
- Best Vanguard Funds for Your Retirement Savings @ Kiplinger - Tue, Mar 3, 2015 8:10 AM EST
Vanguard Group manages $3 trillion of assets, so it should come as little surprise that the Malvern, Pa., behemoth is a big player in 401(k) plans. In fact, 31 of the firm's portfolios rank among the nation's ...
- What to Buy at RadioShack While Supplies Last @ Kiplinger - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 4:50 PM EST
You can still find some great deals at the bankrupt retailer. Plus: Best ways to redeem RadioShack gift cards before they expire.
- 9 Tasty Treats You Can Eat for Free @ Kiplinger - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 3:30 PM EST
Some deals are restricted to deserving groups such as military veterans or moms. You can get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday, if you sign up for the Baskin-Robbins Birthday Club.
- How to Save Money on a Trip to Hawaii @ Kiplinger - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 1:20 PM EST
Use these strategies to cut the cost of airfare, lodging, dining and entertainment in the Aloha State.
- Warren Buffett's Best Dividend Stocks @ Kiplinger - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 1:00 PM EST
Consider adding these big payers, all owned by Berkshire Hathaway, to your portfolio.
- Worst things to buy in bulk Kiplinger - Mon, Mar 2, 2015 10:56 AM EST
Bigger isn't always better.
- A Tax Break for Going Gluten-Free? @ Kiplinger - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:20 PM EST
You may be able to write off the costs of your special diet if you have celiac disease.
- 7 Tax Breaks for College Costs @ Kiplinger - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:50 PM EST
You may be able to claim a break for college costs on your tax return--whether you're paying tuition now, saving for the future or still repaying student loans.
- 4 Places That Will Actually Pay You to Live There @ Kiplinger - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:10 PM EST
Some small towns, cities and even states offer financial incentives to get people to call them home.
- Small Business Success Story: A Barber on the Cutting Edge @ Kiplinger - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:00 AM EST
He offers an old-school experience with a modern, masculine twist.
- An Attractive Time to Invest in TIPS @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 5:10 PM EST
Ebbing inflation fears have created an opportunity for investors interested in long-term inflation protection for their portfolios.
- How Much Money Does the Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House? @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 4:00 PM EST
Tips for parents on how much to give without going overboard.
- What to Ask a Financial Adviser @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 3:20 PM EST
Hiring an adviser is a two-way street. Be prepared to ask the right questions.
- Understanding Capital Gains and Losses @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 2:20 PM EST
What's a capital asset, and how much tax do I have to pay when I sell?
- How to Cut Smartphone Costs @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:30 AM EST
Use these strategies to pay less for your device and wireless service.
- How an Obamacare Error Made Your Taxes Even More Complicated @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 9:10 AM EST
If you bought insurance at HealthCare.gov and received a subsidy, you might need corrected information before you file your taxes.
- Is This Hospice Pitch Legit? @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Because Medicare pays firms a flat rate of at least $150 per day per patient, a company bent on producing rising profits for investors has an incentive to enroll healthier patients.
- Consolidate Your Individual Retirement Accounts @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Keeping your retirement savings with just one brokerage can cost you less now and simplify cashing out later.
- When and How to Hire a Tax Pro @ Kiplinger - Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Here are three instances where hiring a professional to do the dirty work for you makes sense.
- Proven Tactics to Overcome Big Debts @ Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 4:00 PM EST
Read on for inspiration from seven people who paid off as much as $80,000 in consumer debt in three years or less. Lance Cothern was fortunate to graduate from college without any student loans. At first, Victoria wasn't even aware of how much total debt she had -- and, like many young adults, might have been inclined …
- Should You Enroll in Medicare If You Are Still Working? @ Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 3:10 PM EST
The size of your employer is a key factor in determining the answer.
- 10 costly mistakes shoppers make at supermarkets Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 2:41 PM EST
- Make Your Retirement Savings Last a Lifetime Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 12:40 PM EST
To boost a nest egg's longevity, advisers and academics are increasingly turning to 'dynamic' drawdown strategies that adapt to changing circumstances.
- Savings Plans for the Disabled @ Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Earnings are tax-free, and funds can be used for a wide range of expenses.
- More Options to Refinance Your Student Loans @ Kiplinger - Wed, Feb 25, 2015 8:00 AM EST
New companies give grads more options to restructure federal and private loans.
- 11 Common Medicare Mistakes @ Kiplinger - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 5:40 PM EST
Avoiding these frequent flubs will save you money and a tangle of red tape.
- One Simple Trick to Protect Your Tax Refund From Fraudsters @ Kiplinger - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 11:20 AM EST
If a crook files for your refund before you do, it could take months to sort things out and get your money. Take steps to make sure this never happens to you in the future.
- Actively Managed Funds That Won in 2014 @ Kiplinger - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST
You'll find market beaters among the Kiplinger 25.
- Credit Cards Offering Better Rewards @ Kiplinger - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 8:00 AM EST
But look beyond juiced-up bonuses.
- How to Help Your Adult Kids Save More Money @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 3:10 PM EST
Encourage your children to pay themselves first, pick the best banks and start investing. You can offer them a cash boost, too.
- Cash In on the Strong Dollar With These Six Stocks @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 2:50 PM EST
All of our picks, including two automakers and a pair of retailers, cater to consumers in one way or another.
- The Best Vanguard Funds for Income @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST
Our picks include some new bond funds, a couple of longtime standouts and a dividend-oriented stock fund.
- How One Woman Beat Cancer and a $41,000 Debt at the Same Time @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST
Christina Soto paid off everything she owed while battling Hodgkin lymphoma. Here's how.
- How to Get Next Year's Tax Refund Now @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 9:00 AM EST
It all starts with filling out a new W-4 form with your employer.
- A Mutual Fund That Favors Really Small Stocks @ Kiplinger - Mon, Feb 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST
Baron Discovery gets off to a fast start with a portfolio that is loaded with micro caps.
- 9 Secrets to Better Credit @ Kiplinger - Sat, Feb 21, 2015 8:00 AM EST
For example, being debt-free can result in a dismal credit score, and having high limits on your credit cards may boost your score despite the extra temptation to spend. Dozens of credit scores measure the activity on your credit reports, and everyone from your cable company to your employer may be checking up on your …