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Ask Kip

Kiplinger reporters and editors answer readers’ real-life personal-finance questions.

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Why Stocks Are Best Held in a Roth IRA

Holding stocks in a Roth IRA makes the most of this tax-free account's features.

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Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

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Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

These 17 states offer a break from sales tax on back-to-school essentials, clothing, hunting gear and even appliances this summer.

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Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

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Earnings Reports for the Week of Sept. 9-13 (AVGO, GME, KR)

Check out our weekly earnings calendar and read the latest quarterly earnings previews.

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Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

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T. Rowe Price Value Has an Eye for High-Quality Bargains

Manager Mark Finn made some wise purchases of beaten-down stocks in late 2018, including Air Products & Chemicals.

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Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

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Tax Relief for Hurricane Dorian Victims

Deductions for lost or damaged property, filing and payment extensions, and fee waivers can help taxpayers impacted by the storm.

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Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

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Retired and Single: Readers Weigh In

Retired life as a single person doesn't have to be lonesome. Finding hobbies that require you to socialize can make all the difference.

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Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

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How to Be a Confident Investor

You don’t have to be an expert. Start with your employer’s retirement savings plan.

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Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

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Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.

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Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

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New-Car Shopping for the Introvert: Still a Hassle

For new-car shoppers, the quest to find a fair, fixed price and complete the transaction online remains elusive.

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Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

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Municipals Rock On

If there’s something negative to be said about muni bonds, I’ve heard it. And I’m still not buying this fear and loathing.

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Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.

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Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

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Is a Recession Imminent?

Shoppers will have to carry the load for now because weak business investment shows no sign of perking up anytime soon. Odds are, they’ll be able to.

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Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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Betting on Stocks Down Under

With their sound fundamentals and enticing yields, Australian stocks make logical additions to any portfolio.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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The Broker Matrix

The best broker for you depends on what’s important to you.

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My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

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R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

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Beware Dark Patterns on the Web

These sites are designed to steer or coerce people into making unintended decisions.

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Practical Investing

Real-world advice for the day-to-day management of your investment portfolio.

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Be Smart About How You Trade Stocks

Giving your broker the right order can help you get the best price.

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Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

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Life Insurance: Beyond Just Estate Planning

When it comes to life insurance, many folks don't think they need it, if they consider it at all. In fact, it's a versatile financial tool that can help to build financial wellness now and for the future.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf

Learn from the same valuable insights that Kiplinger reporters and editors find in the pages on their own bookshelves and nightstands.

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Nickel and Dimed

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Millennial Money

Millennial Money educates millennials about the fundamentals of personal finance. The column is written by staff members who fall into the millennial generation and who are themselves grappling with issues ranging from budgeting to buying a home to saving for long-term goals.

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Giving to Charity When You're on a Budget

Don’t forget that your time has value, too. Volunteering is the best way to see if you like how the charity is run.

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To Your Health

Wise insights that will help keep you healthy -- and your wallet fat.

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Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.

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Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

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Insurance for a Learning Driver

Adding a teen driver to your plan will raise premiums, but there are things you can do to help reduce them.

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