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  • 7 Best Things to Buy at Dollar Stores @ Kiplinger - 12 hours ago
    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 - 12 hours ago

    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 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 …

  • Hidden Perks of Amazon Prime @ Kiplinger - 12 hours ago
    Hidden Perks of Amazon Prime

    Free two-day shipping is just the beginning.

  • 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.

  • Clinton and Trump on 9 Issues Affecting Your Pocketbook Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:01 AM EDT
    Where Clinton and Trump Stand on 9 Money Issues

    Key differences: Trump wants to pull back from worldwide economic engagement in pursuit of tougher trade deals and creating more jobs at home. Clinton emphasizes economic development that relies on trade.

  • Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 10:58 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 …

  • Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 10:56 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.

  • Worst Jobs for the Future 2016 @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 10:53 AM EDT
    10 Dying Professions Job Hunters Should Avoid

    The median pay is about $49,000 a year, and the entry-level education requirement is just a high school diploma, though you will also need to get a license to sell insurance in the state where you work. This job's numbers are expected to grow by 12.5% over the next decade, and the median salary is nearly $74,800 a yea …

  • Cheapest Places Where You'll Want to Retire @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 8:49 AM EDT
    23 Cheap Places Where You Will Want to Retire Forever

    Thinkstock You've probably been dreaming about retirement since the day you started working. But will your budget allow you to make those dreams a reality? It has a better chance if you pick an affordable ...

  • Things You Didn't Know About Discount Grocer Aldi @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 8:49 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?

  • Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 8:49 AM EDT
    Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

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

  • 30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash @ Kiplinger - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 8:49 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).

  • Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 4:10 PM EDT

    Trump will get a bounce after the Republican convention, but Clinton is poised to regain ground.

  • Will You Be Able To Retire? @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 3:50 PM EDT
    Will You Be Able To Retire?

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

  • Roth IRAs Are for Kids, Too Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 3:00 PM EDT
    Roth IRAs Are for Kids, Too

    Children of any age can open a Roth IRA as long as they have earnings from a job. The long-term rewards are impressive.

  • 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.

  • You Need a Financial Plan @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 1:30 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 - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 1:30 PM EDT
    5 Fiduciary Questions 401(k) Advisers Need To Answer

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

  • 6 Easy Steps to Figure Out How Much You Need to Retire @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 1:30 PM EDT
    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.

  • 5 Steps to Reducing Stress in Retirement @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 1:20 PM EDT
    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.

  • 7 States That Won't Tax Your Income @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
    7 States That Won't Tax Your Income

    Retiring to a state with no income tax can keep more money in your wallet.

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:50 PM EDT
    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.

  • 5 Things 'The Golden Girls' Can Teach Boomers About Retirement @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:50 PM EDT

    Whether you're preparing to retire or already there, this popular sitcom can teach you everything you need to know

  • Closed-End Muni Funds Offer Hefty Yields Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:10 PM EDT
    Closed-End Muni Funds Offer Hefty Yields

    Not impressed by the yields on your municipal bond mutual funds? Tax-sensitive income investors might find muni closed-end funds more rewarding.

  • 10 Energy Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:20 AM EDT
    10 Energy Stocks to Add to Your Watchlist

    These are the energy stocks to keep an eye on in the second half of 2016.

  • 9 Lessons the Great Depression Taught Us About Money @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:10 AM EDT
    9 Lessons the Great Depression Taught Us About Money

    Here are nine tips from the era that are still just as relevant today and can save your household a lot of money

  • Nuclear Challenges Loom for Trump or Clinton @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
    Nuclear Challenges Loom for Trump or Clinton

    No matter who wins the White House, North Korea and Iran will test U.S. policy, diplomacy.

  • 7 Great Stocks With Rising Dividends Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM EDT
    7 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.

  • 3 Cult Stocks to Avoid: Tesla, Netflix, Amazon @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM EDT
    3 Cult Stocks to Avoid: Tesla, Netflix, Amazon

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

  • 7 Best Fidelity Index Funds for the Money Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM EDT

    Vanguard isn't the only place to get a good deal on index funds. Fidelity also offers a full roster of funds that merely try to match a benchmark. The surprise: Some Fidelity funds are downright cheap, ...

  • 9 Stocks Under $10 Worth Buying Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:00 AM EDT
    9 Stocks Under $10 Worth Buying

    Don't bet the farm on any of these picks, but if you're looking for a little outperformance, they can do some heavy lifting.

  • 5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 9:00 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.

  • Billings, Mont.: A Great Small City for Retiring in Good Health @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    Billings, Mont.: A Great Small City for Retiring in Good Health

    This town offers retirees city living that's not too far from the great outdoors.

  • Great Free and Low-Cost Online Tools to Manage Your Money @ Kiplinger - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    Great Free and Low-Cost Online Tools to Manage Your Money

    These online resources will help you get your finances in order.

  • Price Drops at the Gas Pump to Continue @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 3:40 PM EDT
    Price Drops at the Gas Pump to Continue

    Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of energy prices

  • Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 2:20 PM EDT

    There's more to the popular market than Hawaiian shirts and Two-Buck Chuck wine.

  • 3 Things You Must Know About Shopping at Aldi @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 2:20 PM EDT
    3 Things You Must Know About Shopping at Aldi

    The discount supermarket has a few quirks to go along with its low prices.

  • 8 Things Shoppers Should Know About Wegmans @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 10:40 AM EDT
    8 Things Shoppers Should Know About Wegmans

    Wegmans stores are bigger and more abundantly stocked than those of rival chains, and its shoppers exhibit a cult-like devotion to its products and service. Case in point: You might need a reservation - a reservation! - to eat at one of Wegmans' in-store restaurants. The shopping experience at Wegmans is rich.

  • Why Investors Shouldn't Be Afraid of Inflation @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 9:50 AM EDT

    An inflation rate of 2% to 3% is good for stocks because it gives companies the power to raise prices, which helps boost profits.

  • How to Overcome Hotel Cancellation Fees @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 8:01 AM EDT

    Cancellation fees are on the rise, but we tell you how to get around them.

  • Columbus, Ohio: A Great Large City for Retiring in Good Health @ Kiplinger - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    Columbus, Ohio: A Great Large City for Retiring in Good Health

    Would-be residents will find a walkable city with a variety of affordable housing options.

  • 3 Ways to Add Color to Your Bathroom @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 3:50 PM EDT
    3 Ways to Add Color to Your Bathroom

    Look to paint, tile and LED lighting to cheer up a sterile bathroom.

  • Don't Wait to Check Out Assisted Living @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:50 PM EDT
    Don't Wait to Check Out Assisted Living

    Consider timing, type of facility and costs when choosing a long-term care option.

  • 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Professional Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:30 PM EDT
    7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Professional

    You should interview several people to make sure you find the best match for you.

  • Test Your Retirement IQ @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:20 PM 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 …

  • 6 Financial Mistakes That Could Derail Your Retirement Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:10 PM EDT
    6 Financial Mistakes That Could Derail Your Retirement

    Listening to well-intentioned but unfit advice is just one way you might throw off your investment strategy.

  • The Only Investment Advice You'll Ever Need @ Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:10 PM EDT
    The Only Investment Advice You'll Ever Need

    It's hard for people to stick with their investment plan during turbulent times, such as the Brexit vote.

  • Is Your Portfolio Really Diversified? Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:10 PM EDT
    Is Your Portfolio Really Diversified?

    Your investments should be spread across a variety of stocks and bonds and cover a range of asset managers, asset classes and geographical locations.

  • 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home Kiplinger - Wed, Jul 20, 2016 2:00 PM EDT
    3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

    Buying a home can be emotional, but you have to focus on making a financially wise decision and do your due diligence.

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