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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Clark covers all facets of retirement and writes a bimonthly column that takes a fresh, sometimes provocative look at ways to approach life after a career. She also oversees the annual Kiplinger rankings for best values in public and private colleges and universities and spearheads the annual "Best Cities" feature. Clark is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Social Security provides critical benefits to more than 50 million people a year; almost 170 million workers contribute a chunk of their paycheck, to the tune of $900 billion annually, to keep those benefits ...
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You wouldn't dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate provisions. Or betting your life savings on a business ...
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The most critical phase of retirement may just be the year before you leave your job. Use the time to get your plan squared away.
Overwhelmed by your impending retirement? Your employer may be able to assist with the transition.
Strategies to get on the same page – or chart a new course.
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Most people approaching retirement have a number of resources to tap if they need money.
Here’s how one couple prepared for the worst and how one spouse coped with being a survivor.
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Take these seven steps to take charge of money matters when your husband or wife passes away.
How to pass on more than $10 million estate-tax-free.
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Use our six strategies to weave a financial safety net that lasts a lifetime.
Fixing up a house to sell often means spending thousands of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
Maybe you've always fantasized about racing down the sidelines as a soccer ref, or expounding to tourists on the charms of your city. Once you retire from your career job, you'll have time to make that ...
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What's the biggest threat to a comfortable retirement? Ignorance. The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to take Social ...
A few smart moves can make a huge difference.
There's nothing like a stock market rout to remind investors how important it is to follow the tenets of sound investing. The past several months have been one such baptism by fire, with Standard & Poor's ...
Today, trying to find a private college with a sticker price of less than $20,000 a year can feel like hunting for a Tiffany diamond at TJ Maxx. The average annual cost of a private college—including ...
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