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November 2016

13 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays

The holidays can put a big dent in anyone's bank account. In fact, consumers celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and/or Kwanzaa are expected to spend an average of about $936 this year on gifts, decorations, ...

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December 2016

Things Not to Keep In Your Wallet During Holidays

It's that time of year again. You're doing your holiday shopping in the midst of those distracting sales and crowds. You’re checking your gift lists (twice!) and your budget. You’re juggling bags and ...

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Financial Planning
November 2016

The Best Personal-Finance Products, Services, Resources and Advice of 2016

Here are our top picks for investments, rewards credit cards, budget-friendly travel, cell phone plans and more.

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Travel
November 2016

The Best Package Tours for Your Money, 2016

If you love to travel, but not to plan travel, an organized tour is for you.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or ...

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QUIZ
October 2016

Test Your Knowledge of ETFs

With total global assets topping $3 trillion, exchange-traded funds are quite the popular investment these days -- and for good reasons. They have several advantages over traditional mutual funds, ...

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College Rankings
September 2016

The University of Wisconsin vs. University of Michigan: Which College Is a Better Value?

Alumni, students, and fans will be championing their schools in advance of this weekend's football game. But how do the universities stack up where it really matters?

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Financial Planning
September 2016

Maximize Your Money With Kiplinger and NAPFA

Join our day-long live chat for free expert answers to your personal-finance questions.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

Don't Keep These Things In Your Wallet

That overstuffed wallet of yours can’t be comfortable to sit on. It’s probably even too clunky to lug around in a purse, too. And with every new bank slip that bulges from the seams, your personal ...

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

Smart Financial Moves You Can Make in Under an Hour

Hey, can you spare a few minutes? We know you’re busy, but chances are you can set aside 15 or 30 minutes, or even an hour, to tackle some of these quickie tasks. Our collection of financial fixes—designed ...

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2016

How to Read a Bond Listing

Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about deciphering bond listings.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Smart Financial Moves You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

Hey, can you spare a few minutes? We know you’re busy, but chances are you can set aside 30 minutes to tackle some of these quickie tasks. Our collection of financial fixes—designed to save you money, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

Financial Moves You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

Hey, can you spare a few minutes? We know you’re busy, but chances are you can set aside 15 minutes to tackle some of these quickie tasks. Our collection of financial fixes—designed to save you money, ...

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Making Your Money Last
July 2016

11 Portfolio Solutions for Retired Investors

Financial advisers tackle real-life retirees’ questions about managing various types of retirement accounts and the assets within them.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To prosper even more, consider what other founders of the United States of America had to say on the ...

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

30 Ways to Earn Extra Cash

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings or perhaps even finance a vacation isn’t as hard as it seems. Plenty of legitimate moneymaking opportunities are out ...

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Best Cities, States & Places
August 2016

12 Great Places to Retire for Good Health

These cities, including some choice neighborhoods, give you opportunities to get fit, eat well, enrich your brain and sometimes simply kick back.

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