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Ask Kip

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

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How to Find the Right Online Bank for You

The higher interest rates offered by online banks sure are tempting, but do your research first.

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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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Are Tech Stocks Nearing Another Bubble Burst?

Don’t buy the chorus of "This time is different."

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Fund Watch

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

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Good Funds in Bad Markets

These managers have stellar track records, delivering strong gains in weak categories.

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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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Should You Move or Stay Put in Retirement?

Before buying in a new place, rent for at least one year, or one season, to see if you like it.

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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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Make Sure Your Spouse Has Your Passwords

It’s critical for women to have access to key financial information as well as passwords to electronic records and devices.

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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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My All-Time Favorite Bond Funds

Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.

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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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Will You Have to Pay More Sales Taxes on Your Online Purchases?

One thing’s for sure: Consumers who live in one of the five states without a sales tax won’t be affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

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Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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How—and Why—to Invest in the Dow

The Dow seems to prove that a reasonably diversified portfolio of 30 stocks will perform close to the broad market.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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We’re Still Going Strong Here at Kiplinger

We are committed to our mission—delivering accurate, accessible and actionable financial advice in a monthly magazine.

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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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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal

Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.

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Practical Investing

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

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How to Stay the Course in Rocky Markets

The best returns come from time in the market, not timing the market.

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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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Take Ownership of Your Retirement Before It's Too Late

Though Social Security cuts appear to be looming, it's not too late for Americans, namely millennials, to create a retirement plan they will undoubtedly need to make up for any pending reductions.

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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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Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time

Pay off debt with the highest interest first, stick to a schedule and automate payments.

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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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