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  • 8 Great Stocks From Around the World @ Kiplinger - 8 hours ago
    8 Great Stocks From Around the World

    Thinstock A popular, though risky, stock-picking strategy is to chase companies that aim to be great. You know the drill: Try to identify the next Amazon.com before everyone else catches on. Choose wisely ...

  • Do College Students Need Insurance for Their Stuff?

    The answer can depend on whether they live in a dorm or off-campus.

  • The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

    Thinkstock Lots of people fret about how much they have to pay Uncle Sam, but he's not the only tax man you have to worry about: Your state can squeeze you for plenty of taxes, too. State income taxes ...

  • The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

    Updated for 2016, here is our list of the 10 most tax-friendly states in the U.S. Five of the states on our list, including the top four, have no state income tax at all. You may be willing to pay above-average property taxes in exchange for excellent schools.

  • Kiplinger's Tax Map: About Our Methodology @ Kiplinger - 16 hours ago
    Kiplinger's Tax Map: About Our Methodology

    The research behind our judgments.

  • Hidden Perks of Amazon Prime @ Kiplinger - 16 hours ago
    Hidden Perks of Amazon Prime

    Free two-day shipping is just the beginning.

  • 12 Dividend Stocks for Every Month of the Year

    istockphoto Whether you're pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash. But investors usually have to wait months between payments. Many companies ...

  • How I Quickly Resolved My Case of Identity Theft

    It was one of my biggest fears. But once it ended up happening, it was actually manageable.

  • My Real Life Rules for Investing @ Kiplinger - 18 hours ago
    My Real Life Rules for Investing

    After 30 years of industry experience, this financial adviser has seen eight issues consistently plague investors.

  • The Bull Market Isn't Over Yet @ Kiplinger - 20 hours ago
    The Bull Market Isn't Over Yet

    My favorite stock-market analyst tells why new highs are likely.

  • 9 Good Stocks That Are Well Below All-Time Highs

    These 9 stocks come from different industries but share two things in common: They're well off all-time highs, and they won't be for long.

  • 7 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster @ Kiplinger - 20 hours ago
    7 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

    "It can mean the difference between getting multiple bids at once and driving up the selling price, or getting no offers," says Brian Lewis, a real estate broker with Halstead Property, a New York City-based realty firm. If you don't have an existing laundry room and want to add one, the basement is usually the easiest …

  • 8 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores @ Kiplinger - 21 hours ago
    8 Worst Things to Buy at Dollar Stores

    These discount retailers stock plenty of bargains, but some of the merchandise isn't worth the buck.

  • 5 Stocks With Rising Dividends for 50 Years in a Row

    These five dividend stocks have delivered at least 50 consecutive years of dividend hikes.

  • 8 Secrets Kohl's Shoppers Need to Know @ Kiplinger - 21 hours ago

    Chances are, if you're not a Kohl's fan, you know someone who is - and given the opening that someone will shower you with stories of saving big. You'll find a typical Kohl's - there are 1,164 stores in 49 states - in a standalone location in a well-to-do shopping center. If it strikes you as puzzling that Kohl's has …

  • The Etiquette of Fundraising @ Kiplinger - 22 hours ago
    The Etiquette of Fundraising

    Follow our advice to give generously, or fund-raise for a cause dear to you, without stretching anyone's limits.

  • Best Deals in Online Banking, 2016 @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
    Best Deals in Online Banking, 2016

    Thinkstock Many customers are saying bye-bye to national and large regional banks. Among those who switched banks over the past year, more left the big banks than joined them, with the banks suffering ...

  • FAQs About Giving Your RMD to Charity @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 11:20 AM EDT
    FAQs About Giving Your RMD to Charity

    Retirees can give up to $100,000 to charity tax-free from an IRA and have it count as their required minimum distribution for the year. Here's what you need to know.

  • What You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:20 AM EDT
    What You Need to Know About Homeowners Associations

    Should having to deal with an HOA make you nervous?

  • You've Recently Retired. Now What? @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:10 AM EDT
    You've Recently Retired. Now What?

    Shift your mindset from saving to--thoughtfully--spending.

  • 5 Dividend Stocks to Consider Selling Now Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
    5 Dividend Stocks to Consider Selling Now

    Thinkstock With interest rates in the basement and likely to stay there for some time, investors have, for good reason, flocked to dividend-paying stocks. But demand has pushed up the prices of many popular ...

  • 3 Items You Can't Return to Amazon @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 9:40 AM EDT
    3 Items You Can't Return to Amazon

    All sales are final if you order these things from the Web retailer.

  • 3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 9:40 AM EDT
    3 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know

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

  • 7 Best Dividend Stocks You've Never Heard Of Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 9:10 AM EDT
    7 Best Dividend Stocks You've Never Heard Of

    While everyone piles into the same ol' blue chips, get yield at a relative value via these lesser-known names

  • States Jump into the IRA Business @ Kiplinger - Wed, Aug 24, 2016 8:01 AM EDT

    New retirement savings plans are aimed at workers without access to a 401(k).

  • 4 Psychological Blind Spots That Affect Your Portfolio @ Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 6:10 PM EDT
    4 Psychological Blind Spots That Affect Your Portfolio

    Learn how to avoid having your emotions derail your financial plans.

  • 5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan @ Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 5:50 PM EDT
    5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan

    You can take care of your loved ones even if you become disabled or after you die.

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:20 PM EDT

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

  • 4 Good Preferred Stocks Yielding 6% or More Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:10 PM EDT
    4 Good Preferred Stocks Yielding 6% or More

    All of our picks offer several years of protection against early redemptions. We also suggest a fine ETF.

  • 5 Trendy Housing Options That Are Cheaper Than Renting @ Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:50 AM EDT
    5 Trendy Housing Options That Are Cheaper Than Renting

    By pursuing one of these nontraditional housing options, you can cut your expenses and break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.

  • 3 Best Dividend Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 9:30 AM EDT
    3 Best Dividend Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway has billions invested in Verizon, Sanofi and General Motors.

  • 12 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 9:00 AM EDT
    12 Secrets Costco Shoppers Need to Know

    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 …

  • The City of Stockton Comes Back From the Brink @ Kiplinger - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 8:01 AM EDT
    The City of Stockton Comes Back From the Brink

    After filing for bankruptcy protection in 2012, the city manager of Stockton, Calif., made sustainable spending decisions and turned the city around.

  • 3 Mutual Funds That Can Beat the S&P 500 @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:40 PM EDT
    3 Mutual Funds That Can Beat the S&P 500

    These three mutual funds have great potential for monster gains.

  • Climb the Money Ladder at Work @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
    Climb the Money Ladder at Work

    All workers can use these five tips for corporate executives to make the most of their compensation packages.

  • Can Your Financial Game Plan Get You to and Through Retirement? @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
    Can Your Financial Game Plan Get You to and Through Retirement?

    You need to prepare yourself for all three phases of your financial life: accumulation, preservation and distribution.

  • Should You Pay More for Financial Advice Simply Because You Have More?

    Consider paying a flat fee instead of the assets under management fee charged by many financial advisers.

  • The Coming Storm in Wealth Transfer @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 4:40 PM EDT
    The Coming Storm in Wealth Transfer

    Gen X and Millennials are more suspicious of Wall Street than their elders, and returns on their equity investments are likely to disappoint them. Are lower fees inevitable?

  • 5 Steps to Establishing Your Financial Plan With an Adviser @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 4:20 PM EDT
    5 Steps to Establishing Your Financial Plan With an Adviser

    Be sure to ask about fees, get a signed copy of a fiduciary oath and communicate your personal goals.

  • Financial (and Emotional) Lessons from Dropping My Daughter Off at College for the First Time

    Opening a 529 plan early and contributing often helped ease the financial burden of my child's education and let me focus on the difficulty of sending her off.

  • 5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 4:00 PM EDT
    5 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

    Make a budget and stick to it when spending on your kids.

  • A Powerful Secret to Increase the Value of Your Roth Conversion @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 3:40 PM EDT
    A Powerful Secret to Increase the Value of Your Roth Conversion

    If your recently converted Roth loses value, you can undo the conversion to save money on taxes.

  • 3 Things That Are Disappearing Forever @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
    3 Things That Are Disappearing Forever

    Everyday items we take for granted will soon be obsolete.

  • 9 Secrets Amazon Shoppers Need to Know @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
    9 Secrets Amazon Shoppers Need to Know

    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 You Should Never Buy at Dollar Stores @ Kiplinger - Mon, Aug 22, 2016 9:50 AM EDT
    Things You Should Never Buy at Dollar Stores

    A $1 price tag doesn't guarantee a good deal.

  • Smart Financial Moves You Can Make in Under an Hour @ Kiplinger - Sun, Aug 21, 2016 9:29 AM EDT
    45 Smart Financial Moves You Can Make in an Hour or Less

    Thinkstock Hey, can you spare a few minutes? We know you're busy, but chances are you can set aside 15 or 30 minutes, or even an hour, to tackle some of these quickie tasks. Our collection of financial ...

  • Best Values in Used Cars @ Kiplinger - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:08 AM EDT
    11 Best Used Cars for the Money

    It's hard to go wrong putting a Toyota anywhere on a best-cars list, so allow us to start with the Prius, which helped the hybrid go mainstream. It is, in effect, Toyota's "halo model," with the cutting-edge design and technology that filter down to the brand's other offerings.

  • 30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash @ Kiplinger - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:06 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).

  • Fabulous Freebies -- Valuable Things You Can Get for Free @ Kiplinger - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:03 AM EDT
    64 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

    Use a fee-free online trading platform such as Loyal3 to trade stocks for free. Also, check with any of the more-traditional online brokers such as Fidelity or Charles Schwab to see if they are offering any promotions.

  • 9 Items You Might Be Surprised Are Taxable @ Kiplinger - Sat, Aug 20, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
    Olympic Victories and 8 Other Surprising Things That Are Taxable

    In February 2013, a northern California couple were walking their dog on their rural property when they discovered six cans filled with 19th-century gold coins. The coins, which are being sold by Kagin's Inc. of Tiburon, Calif. (and are also available online via Amazon.com), may be worth up to $10 million.

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