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Candice Lee Jones

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

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Smart Buying
November 2011

15 Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving

More thoughtful than cash, these personal and practical gifts can help the recipients save money or boost income.

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Economic Outlooks
October 2011

10 More Quirky Economic Indicators

There are a lot of traditional benchmarks to gauge the economy. This list does not include them.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2011

10 More Quirky Economic Indicators - Slide Show2

Many Americans struggle to decipher news about producer prices, inflation, consumer confidence and other factors that are supposed to shed light on the state of the economy. Yet more common occurrences ...

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401(k)s
July 2010

How Green Is Your Label?

Some identify products that may be good for your health or help save the environment, but only one focuses on saving you money.

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CREDIT & MONEY MANAGEMENT
July 2010

My Story: Going for Gold, Staying Out of the Red

Olympic steeplechase hopeful Mason Cathey, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is in training for the 2012 London Games while keeping her finances on track.

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TRAVEL
July 2010

Best Cities 2010: Rochester, Minn.

High-tech, health-care and hospitality industries fuel growth in our number-six pick for Best Cities for the Next Decade.

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REAL ESTATE
June 2010

Unreal Real Estate

Ads that promise big gains with no money down are back on the air.

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Retirement
April 2010

Not Quite Ready to Retire

Walter Gadkowski, an anesthesiologist, left his full-time job and now takes temporary physician assignments several months each year.

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401(k)s
April 2010

Debtors Beware

Debt-settlement agencies that promise relief can add to woes.

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Travel
March 2010

Car-Rental Firms Punish No-Shows

Expect to pay a fee if you don't cancel your reservation.

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Insurance
February 2010

Protect Your Valentine Diamond

Insuring your precious jewels should not be forgotten.

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Smart Buying
December 2009

A Gift Card That Gives Back

Here is a holiday gift idea that really pays it forward.

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CREDIT
November 2009

My Wallet Was Stolen: 4 Lessons Learned

Follow these tips so thieves don't target you -- and if they do, you'll be prepared.

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Where to Go for Holiday Help on the Web
November 2009

Where to Go for Holiday Help on the Web

Our list of sites makes it easy to find deals on gift and travel, choose a charity and manage your holiday spending.

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Smart Buying
November 2009

Happy Holidays on a Budget

Put away the plastic and put a realistic plan in place.

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BARGAINS
November 2009

Black Friday Bargains Beckon

Retailers are pulling out all the stops to lure reluctant shoppers.

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RETIREMENT INCOME
November 2009

As Seen on TV: Reverse-Mortgage Pitch is Legit

Reverse loans let seniors convert equity to cash, but at a price.

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