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Sandra Block

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

The Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

While the unemployment rate has hovered below 5% since mid-2016, wages have remained relatively flat, with average salary increases expected to increase just 3% in 2018. For many workers, the only way ...

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Caregiving
October 2017

How to Provide Financial Help to Aging Parents

When it’s time to step in, avoid the stumbling blocks with these strategies.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

12 Ways to Generate Income in Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, maybe you've done everything right. You started early, maxed out your 401(k) plan, invested in a diversified portfolio and avoided costly mistakes, such as cashing ...

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Tax Tips
August 2017

How Much Tax You Will Pay on Your Lottery Winnings

The federal government wants to take a bite of that big Powerball payout. Your state might, too.

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Family Finances
August 2017

How to Track Down Your Forgotten Cash

States and government agencies are holding $40 billion. Is some of it yours?

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Wealth Management
August 2017

5 Strategies to Save $1 Million

A record number of people have reached the seven-figure milestone. Follow our five strategies to join them.

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Wealth Management
August 2017

Learn From the Daily Habits of Wealthy Individuals

More money doesn't have to mean more problems.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

10 Great Places to Retire

When ticking off desirable features for places to live, millennials and retirees have a lot in common. Affordable homes? Check. A selection of good restaurants? Absolutely. A vibrant arts scene? Sure. ...

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

10 Great Places To Retire, 2017

Our picks offer a laid-back lifestyle, but they're only a short hop from big-city attractions.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Galveston, Texas, Is a Great Place to Retire

Galveston offers quiet beaches as well as a lively cultural scene.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Ligonier, Penn., Is a Great Place to Retire

In southwestern Pennsylvania, this small-town is a nostalgic icon.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Chattanooga, Tenn., Is a Great Place to Retire

Tennessee's fourth largest city is in the midst of a massive revival.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Springfield, Mass., Is a Great Place to Retire

Just outside Boston, Springfield is back on its feet and has plenty to offer.

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Travel
June 2017

Wellness Resorts Deliver Stress-Busting Vacations

A wellness resort can help you relax, get fitter, eat healthier—and have fun, too.

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Tax Planning
June 2017

How to Claim Florida as Your State of Residence to Save on Taxes

Snowbirds will have to take pains to prove Florida is their primary residence for more than half the year.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2017

Living With Cancer

For millions of people, cancer is neither a death sentence nor an impediment to a long, fulfilling life.

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Annuities
May 2017

Higher Interest Rates Mean Annuities Are Paying More These Days

Put more money in your pocket.

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