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  • Pick the Best Obamacare Policy by February 15 @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 5:50 PM EST

    You still have time to get a better deal on your individual health insurance.

  • Teach Your Kids to Say Thank You @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:30 PM EST

    Written notes are a nice way for your children to express their gratitude.

  • Are Your Social Security Benefits Taxable? @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The answer depends on how much income you report to the IRS.

  • 5 Easy Ways to Save Money Fast @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Quickly cut your expenses and boost your cash flow with these low-effort, high-return strategies.

  • Shouldn't Music Streaming Sites Pay Higher Royalties? @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Recording artists both famous and obscure complain about the royalty of less than a penny that they receive for each play of their songs.

  • What's Roiling the Stock Market? @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    From oil prices to the Swiss franc, we explain why volatility is on the rise and what you should do now.

  • A Kip 25 Stalwart Closes to New Investors @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 6:30 PM EST

    Dodge & Cox International Stock moves to block a flood of new assets. We'll name a replacement soon.

  • Hedge Risks With Overseas Bond Funds @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 2:20 PM EST

    International bonds can offer diversification benefits and attractive yields.

  • The most overlooked tax deductions Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 12:07 PM EST

    Cut your tax bill to the bone by claiming all the breaks you deserve.

  • Best Values in 2015 Cars: New and Redesigned Models @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 9:10 AM EST

    To win Kiplinger's Best Value Award among new and redesigned models , a vehicle must be newly introduced or fully redesigned--not just updated. We pick a Best New (as well as a Best in Class ) model in ...

  • Best Values in 2015 Cars: Best in Class @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 9:10 AM EST

    For our Best Value Awards , Kiplinger's chooses a Best in Class (as well as a Best New ) vehicle in 15 categories. There's something here for every buyer and every budget. Car buyers have plenty to celebrate ...

  • Deals on New Wheels: Best Car Values, 2015 @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 9:10 AM EST

    Kiplinger's Best Value Awards can help you find the right car at a great price.

  • Credit Cards With Extended Warranty Programs @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 22, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    These cards provide coverage for purchases if they need to be repaired or replaced.

  • The Perils of Giving Kids Credit Cards @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 12:20 PM EST

    Not all plastic is bad for kids, but using cash is the best way to get young minds thinking wisely about money.

  • 7 Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 12:20 PM EST

    Without even knowing it you might be doing things that are damaging your credit score, which affects your ability to get credit and the interest rate you pay when you do get credit. A 2014 survey by Credit.com found that consumers sometimes don't understand which actions will and will not help them improve their credit …

  • Are U.S. Stocks Overvalued? @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 9:10 AM EST

    Yes, most stocks look overvalued today. Throw in concerns about global economic growth, and the market seems vulnerable.

  • 19 Great Freebies for Your Birthday @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 9:10 AM EST

    Celebrate your special day by taking advantage of these free giveaways - no strings attached.

  • States to Tackle Tax Reform in 2015 @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 21, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Voter backlash over a rash of tax hikes prompts lawmakers to act.

  • Most Overlooked Tax Breaks for New College Grads @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 20, 2015 2:30 PM EST

    When you start a job, you'll be ushered into the human-resources office and asked to fill out a Form W-4, which your boss will use to decide how much state and federal income tax to withhold from your pay. When it comes to health insurance, consider whether it makes sense to buy a high-deductible policy teamed with a health …

  • A Promising Stock for 2015: Herman Miller @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The furniture maker is taking advantage of a growing economy.

  • Don't Part With Preferred Stocks @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 20, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Following big price run-ups, most income categories are no longer cheap. But neither are they overvalued.

  • How to Save on Prescriptions @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jan 19, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Opt for generics, take advantage of pharmacy loyalty-program discounts and look for coupons.

  • How Obamacare Affects Your 2014 Tax Return @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 6:10 PM EST

    The health care law requires you to take some extra steps when you file your taxes for 2014.

  • Cheapest Times to Visit Vacation Hotspots in 2015 @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 3:40 PM EST

    These are the months when you will find the best travel deals on flights and hotel rooms for popular destinations.

  • Most Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Self-Employed @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 12:20 PM EST

    Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it's no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly pitfalls ...

  • Investors, the self-employed and others will need to upgrade--or find alternatives.

  • Financial Tips From Rock Icon Gene Simmons @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The Kiss frontman riffs on investing, saving and building a brand.

  • Biggest Tax Surprises for Retirees @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 2:00 PM EST

    The taxman keeps working even after you stop. Be prepared.

  • Most Overlooked Tax Breaks for New Parents @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 12:40 PM EST

    Being alert to the rolling changes that come at various life stages is the key to holding down your tax bill to the legal minimum. The key to tax breaks for your child is a Social Security number. You'll need one to claim him or her as a dependent on your tax return. You can request a Social Security number for your …

  • 5 High-Yielding Stocks to Avoid @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:20 AM EST

    Don't be tempted by the fat payouts--they may be in jeopardy. Ditto for the share prices.

  • What to Buy During MLK Weekend Sales @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:20 AM EST

    You'll find apparel, bedding, furniture, fitness gear and more marked down around Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015.

  • How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:20 AM EST

    Stock corrections are inevitable, but there are ways to minimize the impact.

  • Pay Cash for Your Health Care @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jan 15, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Sometimes you can get better service if you don't use your health insurance -- and you can save money, too.

  • How Much You Can Contribute to Retirement Plans in 2015 @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 3:20 PM EST

    You'll be able to contribute more to employer plans, but IRA contribution limits will remain the same.

  • How Obamacare Complicates the Filing of Your 2014 Tax Return @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 3:20 PM EST

    The requirement that individuals obtain health coverage or pay a penalty will be enforced for the first time.

  • Tax savings for older families Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 12:58 PM EST
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    Time claiming Social Security benefits, keep careful records of necessary improvements to your home or car, and tote up out-of-pocket costs of doing good.

  • The ABCs of Picking a Medigap Policy @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 11:40 AM EST

    For those enrolling in traditional Medicare, buying a supplemental insurance policy covers the substantial gaps left by deductibles and co-payments.

  • Check Up on Your Homeowners Insurance @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 11:40 AM EST

    Make sure you have enough insurance to rebuild your home and cover common gaps in coverage.

  • Six Habits of People With Excellent Credit Scores @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jan 14, 2015 10:20 AM EST

    Improve your creditworthiness by adopting the strategies used by those with high credit scores.

  • How to Get Your IRA Up and Running @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 6:00 PM EST

    IRAs give you the flexibility to choose who will manage your account and what will go into it.

  • Tapping Your IRA in Retirement @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 6:00 PM EST

    Here's what you'll need to consider when retirement day comes.

  • Cashing Out Early @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:50 PM EST

    Usually you'll pay tax penalties for draining your IRA early, but there are exceptions.

  • 4 Smart Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 4:50 PM EST

    Here are four things you need to do years before you start house-hunting to prepare yourself financially for the biggest purchase of your life.

  • Tax Credits for College Expenses @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 3:40 PM EST

    With the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning credit, Uncle Sam helps you defray some of the costs of getting a higher education.

  • 15 Cars that Refuse to Die @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 11:20 AM EST

    Cars in general have become more reliable over the years. Yet there are some models that just seem to keep rolling along, whistling past the junkyard. Pinpointing exactly how many miles, on average, any ...

  • Saving for College 101 @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Learn more about the following tax-advantaged ways to save for your child's college education.

  • Saving for College 101: Roth IRAs @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    The Roth retirement savings-account can serve as a fall-back fund for paying college bills.

  • Buffalo Dividend Focus Charges to the Top @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Helped by energy-related partnerships, this young fund has delivered stellar results.

  • Saving for College 101: Save in Your Child's Name @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    Custodial accounts let you set aside money or other assets in a trust for your minor child. You manage the account, but you can't take the money back.

  • Saving for College 101: Coverdell ESAs @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jan 13, 2015 8:00 AM EST

    You get more control over your investments with a Coverdell, but the amount you can invest is limited.

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