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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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June 2018

The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? The more intriguing question would be, “Who doesn’t?” For most people, a million smackers conjures up images of vacations on the Riviera, Arabian racehorses and mattresses ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

Does Insurance Really Cover That?

You buy insurance to protect your finances from life's surprises. But unless you know the finer points of your policies, you could be left with another surprise -- no insurance coverage where you t...

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August 2019

7 Great Places to Retire in Florida

Every day Florida's population swells by more than 1,000 people, many of them retirees relocating for the second halves of their lives. There's little mystery why: Even in the coldest months of the year, ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

The Personal Finance Quiz

If you're a visitor to Kiplinger.com or a subscriber to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, you take your money and your finances seriously. So how much do you really know about taxes, sa...

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August 2019

13 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

We know you're stressed out. With everything you’re expected to keep up with in a day, it may help to find ways to make your life a little easier here and there. Our strategies can help you simplify, ...

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June 2017

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To help you prosper even more, in honor of Independence Day, consider what other founders of the ...

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July 2019

12 Smart Places to Retire

If you are among the growing number of people thinking about moving in retirement, we have some great suggestions—in fact, 12 of them. Each of the cities and towns here is home to at least one college ...

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Smart Buying
June 2019

62 Super Deals and Discounts for 2019

We’ve found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) a buck on everything from brokerage accounts and college tuition to tech and summer travel.

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March 2019

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

The 35-day partial government shutdown that kicked off 2019 created a moment of truth for the 800,000 employees and contractors who had to figure out how to cover their bills until their paychecks kicked ...

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Financial Planning
March 2019

What to Do If You Face a Financial Crisis

Hit with an unexpected financial hardship? Here are some tips that can help you weather the storm.

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March 2019

Great Ideas for $1,000: Home, Travel, Gifts & Fitness

Maybe you received a bonus at work, got lucky on a scratch-off lottery ticket or—unlike many disappointed taxpayers this season—you scored a sizable tax refund. If you have a grand to spare, we have ...

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QUIZ
May 2017

What Do You Know about Wills and Trusts? Test Your Estate-Planning Smarts

Don’t freak out, but you’re going to die. Not today (we hope!), not tomorrow, but someday. And you’re probably not ready. Who is? But doing some planning could help put your mind more at ease ab...

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QUIZ
July 2017

The Retiree Tax Quiz

You worked hard for your retirement nest egg, so the idea of paying taxes on those savings isn’t exactly appealing. However, if you know what you’re doing, you can avoid overpaying Uncle S...

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Markets
January 2019

Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?

Both stock traders and bond traders have the day off on Monday to celebrate the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Markets
December 2018

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve?

Yes, the stock market is open on New Year's Eve during normal trading hours. New Year's Day is a stock market holiday.

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