1100 13th Street, NW, Suite 750Washington, DC 20005202.887.6400Toll-free: 800.544.0155
All Contents © 2018The Kiplinger Washington Editors
See All Authors »
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
As the "Ask Kim" columnist for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Lankford receives hundreds of personal finance questions from readers every month. She is the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance -- and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan, 2006), Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007) and The Kiplinger/BBB Personal Finance Guide for Military Families. She is frequently featured as a financial expert on television and radio, including NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio.
As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here’s what you need to know to get your free freeze.
See More From: Ask Kim
Most people fill Medicare’s coverage gaps by buying a Medicare supplement (medigap) plan and a Part D prescription-drug plan, or they get both medical and drug coverage from a private insurer with a ...
See More From: Health Care & Insurance
In many cases, insurers can take preexisting conditions into account when deciding whether to sell you a medigap policy and what to charge you.
2017 was a devastating year for hurricanes, with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma hitting Texas and Florida, and Hurricane Maria destroying large parts of Puerto Rico and surrounding areas. We’re ...
See More From: Home Insurance
As you prepare for Florence or the next big hurricane, make sure you gather financial documents that you'll need if you must evacuate or your home is damaged.
As the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states brace for a severe hurricane, residents in its path still have time to protect their homes and finances.
Before cutting a check for a grandchild's college tuition, make sure you review the impact it can have on the student's financial aid.
Don't confuse a health care proxy with a living will. Each serves a different purpose, but you'll need both to make sure your medical wishes are honored.
During open enrollment, take a hard look at Part D and Medicare Advantage plans.
See More From: Medicare
Make sure your health insurance policy meets deductible limits and other requirements if you want to save money in a tax-advantaged health savings account next year.
If you opt for a Medicare Advantage plan instead of traditional Medicare, this online tool can help you find the plan to fit your needs -- and budget.
Use these search tips to navigate the Medicare Plan Finder tool.
Donors may need to bunch their donations into a single year to itemize deductions.
Learn what you can pay for and what will get taxed.
Couples can draw from both flexible spending accounts.
New tax law brings big changes. But there are workarounds.
It's the sixth year in a row that costs have jumped at least that much.