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A 50-Year Plan for Retirement Savings

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Contributing to your grandchild's Roth IRA could be a do-it-yourself solution to the impending Social Security crisis.



My Family Drives Me (Financially) Nuts

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

When it comes to money, families have a lot of issues to work out. And there's a lot at stake. It all starts with communication.



Be Honest With Yourself About Your Retirement Savings

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

You can't make your money last unless you are truthful about how much you are going to spend.



How to Generate Income in Retirement

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Retirees face a tough decision-making process when it comes to their financial assets, and they may have to take more risk than they were expecting.



7 Critical Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Use your 40s to prepare for retirement and correct money mistakes you may be making.



3 Cities You Probably Can't Afford to Live In

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

High cost of living puts these places out of reach for most would-be homebuyers and renters.



7 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Pay Your Bills

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400







Take Biases and Backgrounds into Account When Seeking a Financial Adviser

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

How the prospective financial advisers you're considering got started in the field, and even how they grew up, can affect the advice they give.



4 Tips to Help You Keep Your Emotions Out of Investments

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Making good financial decisions requires more than just good information, you need a clear head, some discipline and a little distance.



How to Avoid These 12 Summer Travel Mistakes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Try these strategies next time you travel to save money wherever you go.



Best Internet Banks 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Our top picks charge fewer, if any, fees and pay higher interest rates than traditional banks.



The 10 Best High-Yield Investments to Buy Now

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




3 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Retirement

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Here's what NOT to do if you want your retirement to be a success.



Are You Really Ready for a DIY Retirement Plan?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

See if you have what it takes by answering a few questions.



9 Ways to Avoid or Mitigate Flight Delays

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Consider these strategies to avoid missing your next flight.



Helping Hands Offer Support at the End of Life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

A growing network of 'death doulas' is gaining popularity while caring for patients and their families.



Beware the Impact on RMDs When Reversing a Roth IRA Conversion

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The amount of money that you recharacterize needs to be added back to your traditional IRA balance for year-end 2016 to calculate your 2017 required minimum distribution.






Prices at the Pump to Stay Low

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of energy prices



Financial Lessons for Recent Graduates (That We ALL Could Take to Heart)

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Your financial future is in your own hands, and these four lessons are a great place for grads to get started, or the rest of us to get back on track.



7 Getaway Strategies When You Don't Have a Family Vacation Fund

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Adventures and fun times await even if you're on a tight budget.



10 Best Dividend Stocks for the Market's 10 Sectors

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




How Early Retirees Can Get Cheap Health Insurance

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Early retirees might qualify for thousands of dollars of subsidies if they can keep their incomes between certain limits.



4 Tax-Free Income Sources to Supplement Retirement

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Choosing your investments with taxes in mind is a smart strategy as you approach retirement. Here are four income-generating possibilities that won't trigger big tax bills.



When is a 'Fiduciary' Truly Acting as a Fiduciary?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, which went into effect on June 9, aims to protect retirement investors from financial adviser conflicts of interest, but consumers still must watch out for themselves.



What Does Amazon.com Inc. Stock Get With Whole Foods? Marketing Gold.

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Bringing the grocery chain into the fold isn't just about selling more groceries.






7 Grocery Store Habits that Are Making You Broke

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Feeling the pinch at the check-out line again? These tips will have you saving on food without cutting back on quality.



What Kids Starting Jobs Should Know About Taxes

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Income from your child's summer job can help fund a long-term financial plan.



7 Best Stocks to Buy in Every Price Range

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash This Summer

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




10 Great Stocks to Buy You Didn't Know Existed

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




Digital Assets Need to Be a Part of Your Estate Plan

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

With all the electronic bill paying and online banking that goes on today, it's important to make provisions for them. Otherwise, things could get tough for your loved ones later on.



Long-Term Care Insurers Steering Through Tough Times

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

As the future of LTC insurance grows uncertain, make sure you check up on the stability of your insurer.



With Stocks: Too Much of a Good Thing Might Not Be a Good Thing

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

That stock that did so well for you over the years? Don't get so attached that you hold back when it's time to rebalance.






3 Grocery Stocks Under Threat from Aldi

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The German supermarket's plan to open more U.S. stores is unwelcome news to investors in rival chains.



7 Affordable Destinations for Nature Lovers

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Love the outdoors but can't afford a big hit to your wallet this summer? Check out these seven destinations that won't break your budget.



Beware the Limits on IRA Rollovers

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

An IRA can be one of the best investments you make, but watch out: moving your money around too often may cost you.



What Donald Trump's Tax Plan Could Mean to You

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Here are answers to five of your top tax questions, including the possible effect on your 401(k) and on capital gains.



Why Most Stocks Are Stinkers (and What You Can Do About It)

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

A handful of stocks is responsible for virtually all the gains in the stock market since 1926. The rest...



Investing Rule No. 1: Don't Believe Doomsayers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

There's no such thing as a stock market psychic, but there are ways to protect yourself from the next disaster (and from your own misguided tendencies).



5 Bedtime Routines of Highly Successful People

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Inspired by how Bill Gates makes the most of each day? Try these tips before bed to better manage your time.



I'm a Fiduciary, But I Don't Like the Fiduciary Rule

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The rule, which aims to curb conflicts of interest for those who give financial advice, could mean some small clients and advisers could get squeezed out.



A Real Estate Exit Strategy That Can Save on Capital Gains Taxes

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

If you'd like to sell a rental property, business or other highly appreciated asset but are dreading the capital gains, a Deferred Sales Trust may be for you.



5 Retirement Basics for Women Who Want to Take Charge of Investing

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Ninety-two percent of women surveyed say they are eager to learn about financial planning, but only 47% are confident talking about money with a professional. If you know where to start, you won't be intimidated.



Should You Buy Water and Sewer Line Coverage From Your Power Company?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Weigh your options to cover the expensive costs of broken pipes.



Paying for Off-Campus Housing with a 529 Plan

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Your student's room and board could be covered tax-free for an entire 12-month lease, even if he or she only takes classes for nine months of the year.



How a Low-Fee Fund Can Be a High-Cost Mistake

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Investors who focus only on fees may regret it as they try to make their savings last through retirement.



A Guaranteed Way to Match the Market's Top-Performing Fund

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

If you (or your financial adviser) are spending all your time looking for the VERY BEST investment out there, you might be missing out on a sure thing.



When Long-Term-Care Policies Kick In

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Most policies pay when you need help with two of six activities of daily living or you are cognitively impaired. And most have a waiting period of 60 or 90 days.



10 Stocks That Are Ready to Join the Rally

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




The Absolute Worst Ways to Ask for a Raise

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The road to a fatter pay check can be navigated more skillfully.



Don't Get Hung Up on Fiduciary Rule's Fate; Focus Should Be on Planning

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Just because your financial adviser is a fiduciary doesn't guarantee you're getting all the help you need. Here's what every investor should insist upon.



Should You Break up With Your Financial Professional Over Commissions and Fees?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Maybe you think you're paying 1% in fees, but when you really dig deep you find it's much more. Then it might be time for an uncomfortable conversation.



Tech Revolution Benefits the Aging

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Aging-in-place technology is helping to improve the aging experience for seniors and family caregivers.



Uncle Sam Can't Wait to Throw You A Retirement Surprise Party

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Preparing now can help avoid high taxes on your 401(k) savings later.



You Don't Need Lunch With Warren Buffett to Get His Stock Picks

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Why pay millions to win an auction to break bread with the billionaire investor when his best ideas are free for the taking.



7 Signs You Are Buying a Counterfeit Product

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




10 Small Towns With Big Millionaire Populations

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




Taxes Can Be a Real Threat to Your Retirement

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Unfortunately, you can't bank on the traditional idea that your tax bill will go down in retirement. So get a plan in place now.



Want to Retire Abroad? 3 Commonly Overlooked Factors

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Whether you never want to see another a snow shovel again or you're just looking for a cost-of-living bargain, if you've dreamed of leaving the country in your golden years, here are some issues to think about.



8 No-Brainer Retirement Stocks to Buy

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




5 Bold Questions to Ask Yourself to Shape Your Retirement

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Number 1: What do you want to be when you grow up again?



A Financial Professional Can Help You Avoid Retirement Blind Spots

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Are you taking an appropriate amount of risk? Do you have a written retirement plan? Do you have tax strategies in place? Another set of eyes can help as you roll toward retirement.



How to Speed Up a Life Insurance Payout

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

If you have the policy and death certificate when you file a claim, it may take as few as five business days to receive a check.



7 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Make the Grade

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400







Is a Covered Call Strategy Right for Your Stock Portfolio?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Covered call writing is not for everyone. But for certain investors it can make sense.



Beware Fake Stock News

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Hundreds of articles contain false information that is planted, the SEC says.



Wellness Resorts Deliver Stress-Busting Vacations

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

A wellness resort can help you relax, get fitter, eat healthier--and have fun, too.



A Genetic Test to Spot Health Risks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Learn the pros and cons of "direct to consumer" genetic tests for assessing health risks.



Surprising Things You'll Find at Libraries

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400




How to Fix Your Social Security Earnings Record

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Gather evidence of your earnings and make a call to the Social Security Administration.



Medicare and Home Care

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Know the rules for custodial assistance for your loved one.



5 Myths Keeping You From Getting Rid of Your Stuff

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Don't let these common but misguided notions derail your goal to declutter and lighten up.



How to Claim Florida as Your State of Residence to Save on Taxes

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Snowbirds will have to take pains to prove Florida is their primary residence for more than half the year.



Charitable Giving May Be in Your Genes

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

In high-net-worth households, women are more likely to make their own decisions about where to donate.



Know Your Rights on Flights

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Airlines are experiencing turbulence over overbooking policies. Here's what you need to know when your flight is oversold.



Can Tidying Up Change Your Life?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Followers of the KonMari Method say it can drastically change your life. So, we gave it a try.



Review Your Non-Grantor Trust to Save on State Income Taxes

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

If you've been procrastinating on reviewing that old trust, now is the time to take a second look.



Medicare Surcharge Thresholds to Drop

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

More beneficiaries who are considered high earners will be hit with steeper fees.



Inventories Tight as Housing Demand Grows

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Kiplinger's latest forecast on housing starts and home sales



Technology Hacks for the International Traveler

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Tips for saving money and staying connected.



U.S. Trade Deficit Headed Up in 2017

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of the trade deficit



Online Bill Paying Isn't Foolproof

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Using your bank's bill-payment service is convenient, but the process isn't a slam dunk.



Trump Taxes and Your Wallet: Here's What I See

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

From doubling the standard deduction to eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax and estate tax, what could the proposed changes to our tax code mean for you and your investments?



6 Answers to Your 401(k) Questions

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Where do you start? How much do you contribute? What do you do if there's no company match? Should you take the Roth option? There's lots to consider with this important retirement asset.






Banks Roll Out Cardless ATM Access

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Enhanced mobile apps let you withdraw cash with a smartphone.



Small-Business Success Story: Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

She uses local ingredients in her ice cream and offers generous benefits to employees.



Job Growth Is Slowing

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Kiplinger's latest forecast on jobs



Real Estate Investment Isn't Always a Good Deal

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Those great profits people talk about might not be so hot once you add in all the costs, headaches and time you spend.



Retirees, Minimize Your Costs When Buying Bonds

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

A new rule will require brokerage firms to disclose the markup or markdown on retail customers' trade confirmations for most corporate- and agency-bond trades.



Put Investor Psychology to Work for Your Portfolio

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Patience and self-awareness can help you pursue your investment goals as you save for retirement.



8 Wise Tips Famous CEOs like Warren Buffett Would Give Their Younger Selves

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Advice from these key players in the business world could help you get ahead.



Self-Employed? Go Ahead, Make That IRA Contribution

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

Your IRA contributions don't affect your Simplified Employee Pension or solo 401(k) limits.



Is It Time to Snap Up Shares of Snap?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0400

The owner of the Snapchat messaging app went public in March. Here's our post-IPO take on the stock.