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Kevin McCormally

Chief Content Officer
Kiplinger Washington Editors

McCormally joined Kiplinger in 1977 as a reporter specializing in taxes, retirement, credit and other personal finance issues. He has won several awards for his work and appears regularly on radio and TV to discuss these issues. He is the author and editor of many books, helped develop and improve popular tax-preparation software programs, and has written and appeared in several educational videos. In 2005, he was named Editorial Director of The Kiplinger Washington Editors, responsible for overseeing all of our publications and Web site. At the time, Editor in Chief Knight Kiplinger called McCormally "the watchdog of editorial quality, integrity and fairness in all that we do." In 2015, Kevin was named Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President.

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Stocks & Bonds
February 2017

Should You Invest in the Dogs of the Dow Stocks?

These temporarily out-of-favor stocks can deliver both strong dividend payouts and share-price appreciation in the year ahead.

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Tax Breaks
January 2017

2016 Tax Return Tip: Deduct Student-Loan Interest Paid by Your Parents

Write off the interest as long as you're not claimed as a dependent.

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Tax Breaks
January 2017

Tax Tip for Your 2016 Return: Write Off Home Refinancing Points

Get a tax break when you refinance your mortgage.

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Tax Breaks
February 2017

How to Get a Tax Break for Airline Baggage Fees

Self-employed taxpayers may be eligible for the write-off.

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Tax Planning
January 2017

How to Get Next Year's Tax Refund Now

It all starts with filling out a new W-4 form with your employer.

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Tax Planning
December 2016

How to Beat the Crooks to Your Tax Refund

The sooner you file your 2016 return, the less likely the bad guys will get to your money before you do.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Tax Forms That Can Accidentally Increase Your Tax Bill

The upcoming blizzard of little 1099 tax forms (which report various sources of "income" to the IRS) brings two key dangers: 1. Losing one that contains key information that needs to go on your tax ...

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Tax Breaks
February 2017

Deduct Job-Hunting Expenses on Your 2016 Tax Return

The tax break can apply even if you didn't land a new job.

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Tax Breaks
December 2016

Tax Tip 2016: Moving Expenses for Your First Job

You can claim the tax write-off as long as your first job is at least 50 miles away from home.

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Tax Breaks
February 2017

Deduct Out-of-Pocket Charitable Deductions on Your 2016 Tax Return

Helping a charity? Don't forget to write off small expenditures plus mileage on your car.

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Starting Out
December 2016

Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.

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Tax Tips
December 2016

Last Chance for 0% Capital Gains?

A special tax break for small investors could fall victim to tax reform next year. The final days of 2016 may be your last chance to cash in.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Widowed

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Newly Divorced

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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Tax Breaks
December 2016

Tax Tip 2016: Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency

It's the last year to snag an energy tax break on new windows, solar and more.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Self Employed

Because federal tax law reaches deep into all aspects of our lives, it’s no surprise that the rules that affect us change as our lives change. This can present opportunities to save or create costly ...

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Tax Breaks
December 2016

Tax Tip 2016: Deduct State Sales Taxes

You might come out ahead on your federal tax return if you do.

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