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March 2020

Money-Smart Ways to Spend Coronavirus Quarantine

You're stuck at home for the next few weeks, and local bars and restaurants are closed. There's no March Madness to watch. For many Americans, this is our reality for the next several weeks -- or longer. ...

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March 2020

7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach

In today's digital age, data breaches have become all too common and leave unsuspecting consumers vulnerable to a host of identity theft issues. From Capital One to Facebook to Quest Diagnostics, no industry ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Secrets to Save Money on Travel

We all dream of taking that perfect solo or family vacation, but planning on a budget can be hard. It seems like airfares and hotels rates go up constantly, and a sweet price today could be gone tomorrow ...

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Buying & Selling a Home
February 2020

Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

70 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free. Our list of freebies is packed with 70 something-for-nothing deals. We don’t allow any useless junk on our list—only ...

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Tax Prep & Filing
February 2020

Taxpayers Weigh In on the New Tax Law

A Kiplinger-Barclays poll shows that most Americans aren't feeling a financial boost from the tax overhaul.

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Paying for College
January 2015

Tax Credits for College Expenses

With the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning credit, Uncle Sam helps you defray some of the costs of getting a higher education.

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IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2020?

The contribution limit for traditional IRAs holds steady for 2020.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2020?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 for 2020. Plus, workers 50 and older can also save an extra amount for retirement.

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Markets
January 2020

Saving for Retirement: How to React to Market Volatility

A new poll conducted by Kiplinger and Personal Capital reveals concerns about market swings and potential downturns. See how your savings—and confidence level—measure up

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Roth IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2020?

The Roth IRA contribution limit remains the same for 2020 as it was for 2019. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra amount. Income limits apply.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2020?

The Roth 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 for 2020. Workers 50 and older can save an extra amount for retirement.

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IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2020?

The maximum SEP IRA contribution is higher for 2020 than it was for 2019.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2020?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $63,500 for retirement in a solo 401(k) in 2020, depending on age and compensation.

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Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
January 2020

RMDs: When Do I Have to Take One?

Required minimum distributions are a fact of life for traditional IRAs. The rules are complex and they've recently changed.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2019

Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2020

Among the items on our to-do list: Trim your 2019 tax bill by pruning your portfolio and giving to charity. Boost your retirement-plan contributions. Cash in credit card rewards. We also suggest moves ...

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QUIZ
June 2018

The Millionaire Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the aff...

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