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  • Improve Your Physical and Financial Fitness @ Kiplinger - 7 minutes ago
    Improve Your Physical and Financial Fitness

    Whether you're focusing on your body or your budget, a holistic approach can help you feel better and live better.

  • 6 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes @ Kiplinger - 7 minutes ago
    6 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes

    Be sure to avoid these common errors.

  • 6 Estate Planning Tips for Those Approaching Death

    Consider taking some last-minute action to save your beneficiaries from having to deal with extra costs.

  • 11 Ways to Cut the Cost of College Tuition @ Kiplinger - 7 minutes ago
    11 Ways to Cut the Cost of College Tuition

    Depending on where you're willing to take classes and how hard you're willing to work to earn the breaks, you can trim your annual tuition costs by as little as $500 (by winning a small scholarship) or in full (by attending a tuition-free school). Several colleges offer free tuition -- yes, free tuition -- although you'll …

  • Will You Be Able To Retire? @ Kiplinger - 17 minutes ago
    Will You Be Able To Retire?

    Consider your income needs and income sources when developing your retirement plan.

  • 5 Steps to Reducing Stress in Retirement @ Kiplinger - 17 minutes ago
    5 Steps to Reducing Stress in Retirement

    Create a realistic plan to retire how you'd like, and you'll ease the pressure of making your money last.

  • 6 Easy Steps to Figure Out How Much You Need to Retire

    Before you can reach your lump sum goal, estimate the income required to support the retirement you want.

  • How to Help Your Children Financially Now Without Giving Them Any Money

    Talk to them about what you hope to leave them after you die--for their retirements. You will ease their financial burdens.

  • Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Health Care @ Kiplinger - 57 minutes ago
    Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Health Care

    Clinton would expand Obamacare, while Trump would rely on private plans operating across state lines.

  • 5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free @ Kiplinger - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
    5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free

    Tired of traffic? Stick to these cities for an easier (and healthier) walking commute.

  • Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Social Security and Medicare

    Both Clinton and Trump have pledged to protect entitlement programs, but in recent weeks, Trump's advisers have hinted at a move toward cuts.

  • Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Taxes @ Kiplinger - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
    Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Taxes

    Clinton's plan would raise taxes on the wealthy, while Trump's would cut taxes across the board.

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

    A few strategies can reduce (or eliminate) the taxes you'll owe on your benefits.

  • 8 Ways Warehouse Clubs Get You to Spend More

    It's easy to fill your cart with way more than you really need.

  • Should You Be an Index Investor? @ Kiplinger - 4 hours ago
    Should You Be an Index Investor?

    Although index funds offer quite a few benefits, rock-bottom expenses are most significant.

  • 3 Reasons You Wish a Wegmans Would Open Near You

    The supermarket chain has a loyal following but locations are scarce.

  • 3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know @ Kiplinger - 4 hours ago
    3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know

    There's a lot more to the warehouse club than buying in bulk.

  • Best Stocks to Own Under the Next President

    Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton -- one or the other will be president next year. Because Clinton has been in politics longer and has released a greater number of official policy positions than Trump, investors have a better chance of anticipating how various industries might be affected by a Clinton presidency than they …

  • 3 Best Vanguard Funds for Dividend Lovers

    These are the best Vanguard funds for those looking for a combination of low costs and steady income.

  • 5 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years

    Only a few types of companies can survive in essential perpetuity, and the ones who can have stocks you'll want to hold for the rest of your life.

  • Your Rights and Protections When Working With a Financial Adviser

    You can file complaints against financial advisers with government agencies or industry watchdogs.

  • Why You're Still Protected if Your Long-Term-Care Insurer Goes Bust

    Each state has special procedures in place to rescue insolvent insurers.

  • How to Find the Right Financial Adviser for You and Your Money

    Financial advisers come in a confusing array of professional designations, with different fee structures and areas of expertise.

  • Cut Your Homeowners Insurance Premiums With 1 Simple Step

    A higher deductible can reduce your rates by as much as 39%.

  • How Donald Trump Invests Kiplinger - 22 hours ago
    How Donald Trump Invests

    The Republican presidential candidate's campaign filings show he loves junk bonds, shuns overseas investments and sure likes to dabble.

  • You Need a Financial Plan @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 1:10 PM EDT
    You Need a Financial Plan

    It's the only way you can really figure out how to handle the market's ups and downs.

  • 5 Fiduciary Questions 401(k) Advisers Need To Answer @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 1:10 PM EDT
    5 Fiduciary Questions 401(k) Advisers Need To Answer

    The new broker rule is bound to worry plan sponsors. Be ready.

  • 20 Amazing Ways Your Daily Life Will Be Different in 2030 @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
    20 Amazing Ways Your Daily Life Will Be Different in 2030

    For more than 90 years, The Kiplinger Letter has been alerting its readers to important emerging technologies and how they will impact businesses, consumers and investors. Meat will be grown under laboratory conditions with stem cells taken from livestock.

  • 30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
    30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash

    Many localities need election officers, especially those who are bilingual. For example, in Fairfax County, Va., which needs 3,500 election officers, election officers are paid $175 for a full day. In Monterey County, Calif., election officers are paid $135 (for clerks) and $185 (for inspectors).

  • 3 Cult Stocks to Avoid: Tesla, Netflix, Amazon @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
    3 Cult Stocks to Avoid: Tesla, Netflix, Amazon

    AMZN, TSLA and NFLX may be hugely successful, but are dangerous buys.

  • Test Your Retirement IQ @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

    The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social Security and how to anticipate your retirement expenses can make a big difference in your old age. Once you're in retirement, you'll need smart strategies for taking withdrawals and investing …

  • 5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:30 AM EDT
    5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

    Some tech stocks shrink until they're discount buyout bait, while others just go extinct. Either way, these stocks are best avoided and sold.

  • 10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:20 AM EDT
    10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

    Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Now Blockbuster is gone, scooped up (and then erased) by the DISH Network in a bankruptcy auction.

  • How Well Do You Know Social Security? @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

    Social Security is coming under increased scrutiny because of its projected long-term financial problems. So how well do you know Social Security? Take our quiz to better understand this federal program, which provides an important piece of most retirees' income.

  • 10 Secrets Shoppers Should Know About Aldi Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:20 AM EDT
    10 Secrets Shoppers Should Know About Aldi

    For many shoppers who are serious about spending less on groceries, a trip to discount supermarket Aldi is a weekly ritual. If there isn't an Aldi near you, don't be surprised if one pops up soon. Never shopped at Aldi before?

  • 9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:20 AM EDT
    9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers

    For many online consumers, Amazon is a one-stop shop for everything from diapers to television sets. In fact, consumers rated Amazon their favorite online store in the National Retail Federation's 2015 Favorite 50 Retailers list. There's a way for some folks to reap the benefits of Amazon Prime without having to fork …

  • 5 Countries Where You Can Retire for Half the Cost of the U.S. Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:10 AM EDT
    5 Countries Where You Can Retire for Half the Cost of the U.S.

    Why not live somewhere tropical and exotic for at least half the year and cut your expenses down considerably?

  • 8 Secrets to Shopping at Trader Joe's @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:10 AM EDT
    8 Secrets to Shopping at Trader Joe's

    Trader Joe's is well-known to its fans for low prices on unique food items, ranging from cookie butter to turkey corn dogs. The unconventional touches make shopping at Trader Joe's a far different experience than shopping at a typical supermarket. Trader Joe's stocks about 3,000 products, versus the 30,000 carried by …

  • Little-Known Ways to Save Hundreds Year-Round With Your Student ID @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
    Little-Known Ways to Save Hundreds Year-Round With Your Student ID

    By showing your ID or providing a university e-mail address, you can find discounts on everything from laptops to museum tickets.

  • 10 Explosive Energy Stocks Under $10 Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
    10 Explosive Energy Stocks Under $10

    The energy sector is filled with landmines and bargains, but it's difficult to tell the two apart.

  • Six surprisingly simple ideas that made millions Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

    A winning business idea doesn’t have to be complicated or technical to be successful. In fact, arduous business strategies and lengthy execution time can be a commercial inventor’s worst enemy. Seeing opportunities right under your nose can reap great benefits.

  • How to Pick a Financial Adviser @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    How to Pick a Financial Adviser

    We tell you all you need to know to find the perfect match.

  • Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments? @ Kiplinger - Tue, Jul 26, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

    Charitable institutions with endowments--whether colleges, museums or hospitals--have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.

  • Great Stocks With Rising Dividends Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
    Great Stocks With Rising Dividends

    Investors don't need to be sold on the beauty of dividends. Dividends have a lot to offer. Companies that boost their dividend payouts regularly typically exhibit qualities associated with superior stock performance over time including strong balance sheets and steady profit and revenue increases.

  • Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers in 2016 @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
    Sales Tax Holidays for Back-to-School Shoppers in 2016

    States are offering tax breaks for a limited time on clothing, shoes, school supplies, computers are more.

  • 3 Things No One Tells You About Retirement @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 9:00 AM EDT
    3 Things No One Tells You About Retirement

    Retirees will face a few surprises when it comes time to stop working.

  • The Unintended Consequences of a Boost in Overtime Pay @ Kiplinger - Mon, Jul 25, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    The Unintended Consequences of a Boost in Overtime Pay

    New rules mean millions more employees will be overtime-eligible. But will employers find workarounds?

  • 7 Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores @ Kiplinger - Sun, Jul 24, 2016 9:58 AM EDT
    7 Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores

    You might be surprised by some of the items you can purchase for just a buck.

  • Surprising Places for Retirement @ Kiplinger - Sun, Jul 24, 2016 9:58 AM EDT

    Only 7.7% of the entire state's population is age 65 and older. Plus, Alaska has no state income tax or sales tax (although municipalities may levy a local sales tax), and the state doesn't tax Social Security or other retirement benefits.

  • 12 Things You Should Know About Shopping at Costco @ Kiplinger - Sun, Jul 24, 2016 9:58 AM EDT
    12 Secrets to Shopping at Costco

    With so many items to choose from, Trae Bodge, a consumer expert who specializes in smart shopping strategies, says it's critical to shop Costco with a list to avoid overspending. Costco boasts 84 million card-carrying members worldwide, and the worldwide membership renewal rate is 88% (91% in the U.S. and Canada). If …

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