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The 12 Days of Kiplinger Christmas 2012

Cameron Huddleston

You can benefit all year from this collection of personal finance advice.



There are 12 days until Christmas, so that means it's time to revive one of our holiday classics: The 12 Days of Kiplinger Christmas. No, we won't tell you how to score a partridge in a pear tree. But you might be able to buy a golden ring or two with the money you save thanks to recommendations you'll find in the 12 stories below.

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On the first day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

1 Secret to Spending Less
Here's how to avoid the temptation to buy things you really don't need.

On the second day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

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2 Costly Entertainment Fees to Avoid
You can trim the cost of Internet access through your cable company and eliminate some of the extra charges when you order tickets for sports or entertainment events.

On the third day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

3 Strategies for Simple Mutual Fund Investing
Follow these basics when you consider buying shares of mutual funds.

On the fourth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

4 Smart Steps to Retire Rich
Take these steps at ages 21-35 to build a sizable nest egg.

On the fifth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

5 Kitchen Renovations Under $25,000
You can do a lot on a minimal budget. We show you how.

On the sixth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

6 Strategies to Save More Money
These tips will help you get started with saving, no matter your income.

On the seventh day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

7 Steps to Convert Paper Files to Digital
Digitize your files in these tech-savvy ways to save money at the tap of an app.

On the eighth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

8 Stock Picks for 2013
Our eclectic list includes a major bank, a high-tech giant, a luxury retailer and even a nut processor.

On the ninth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

9 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund
You could be hit by any of these unexpected expenses, so make sure you have the money to pay for them.

On the tenth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
By living in a state with a smaller tax bite, you have more spendable income to enjoy life in retirement.

On the eleventh day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

11 Great Apps for Road Trips
The days of navigating a family road trip with just a map and your wits are over.

On the twelfth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...

12 Smart Year-End Tax Moves
These tactics will help you trim your tax bill for 2012.

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