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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.
Most people don’t know even the basic rules of Social Security. That can lead to filer’s remorse—and thousands of forgone dollars.
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Missed the deadline? The IRS may cut you some slack.
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Travelers who are age 62 and older are in for some sweet deals.
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Most retirees of moderate means, as well as those who are affluent, don't even spend all of their income, much less draw down the principal in their nest egg.
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.
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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