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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.
Although President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to cut federal taxes, state taxes are rising across the U.S. as financially strapped states search for funds to repair deteriorating infrastructure and ...
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A number of tools, classes and retreats can help you learn to meditate.
Consider the tax tab your income sources will generate in retirement.
Moves you make between now and the end of the year can have a significant effect on how much tax you have to pay next April, particularly when it comes to investments you might hold outside a retirement ...
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Hiking sales levies is a top way states aim to close budget gaps.
You may have options that are nearly as attractive—but you'll play by a different set of rules.
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If you work for a living, you know that your wages are taxable, and you’re probably aware that some investment income is taxed, too. But the IRS doesn't stop there.
If you’ve picked up some extra ...
Reducing your taxable income is one of the most effective ways to lower your taxes, with some moves doing double duty as both deductions themselves and as a means to slide under income thresholds at which ...
Take these steps by New Year’s Eve to keep more money in your pocket and put less in Uncle Sam’s next year.
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Stash more cash in retirement and college savings plans.
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There are other ways to invest in real estate in your IRA that won’t jeopardize your account’s tax-advantaged status.
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Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy. In 2016, as much as $5.45 million in assets is exempt from federal estate taxes—double that for a married couple; in 2017, ...
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Retirees have special concerns when evaluating state tax policies. For instance, the mortgage might be paid off, but how bad are the property taxes—and how generous are the property-tax breaks for seniors? ...
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