Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2016

How Much Notice Should You Give Your Boss When You Quit?

Is quitting without giving your boss notice unethical?

See More On: Careers | Employee Benefits | Small Business

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016

Should Restaurants Raise Prices and Eliminate Tips?

Saying goodbye to tipping would address fairness and income reporting concerns.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation | Business Travel

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation | Paying for College

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016

Is It Fair for Websites to Lock Out Users of Ad Blockers?

Web users must understand: There is no such thing as a free lunch.

See More On: Technology

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2016

Remedying the Gender Pay Gap

A proposed federal rule designed to bring men's and women's pay in line would be an ineffective, burdensome mandate for employers.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation | Careers | Employee Benefits

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

Why Can't I Give More to My Candidate's Campaign?

There should be immediate disclosure of every donation to every political fund of any kind. That’s crucial for a healthy democracy.

See More On: Politics

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, March 2016

Splitting Time Between States to Pay Less Tax

If you try to play it both ways, expect your old state to try to keep taxing you.

See More On: Tax Planning

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 2016

Are Drug Prices Unethically High?

It makes sense for the maker of a best-selling drug to lower the price gradually over the life of its patent.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2015

Do We Owe Students Two Free Years of College?

Using taxpayer funds to help young Americans get post-secondary training of some sort would be money well spent. The challenge is figuring out how to do it most sensibly.

See More On: Paying for College | Politics

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, November 2015

Is This Lump-Sum Offer for Future Benefits Ethical?

Most structured-settlement sales involve the transfer of only a portion of future payments.

See More On: Making Your Money Last

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2015

Should You Have a Right to Delete Personal Online Information?

Web sites should be obligated to comply with requests to remove information under certain circumstances.

See More On: Technology | Careers

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, September 2015

Should Tear-Down Plans Be Disclosed by Home Buyers?

When a house for sale is worth more as a buildable lot than as a small, outdated residence, expect the highest bids to come from buyers intent on demolition.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Family Finances

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2015

Is It Ethical for a Company to Terminate Its Pension Plan?

The choice of a lump sum, rather than an annuity, could be a better financial choice for some retirees.

See More On: Employee Benefits | Business Costs & Regulation

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2015

Honoring End-of-Life Wishes

Many doctors don’t ask patients about preferred scenarios, and they rarely talk about the palliative-care option in the first meeting.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Caregiving

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2015

Is It Ethical to Go Without Auto Insurance?

Auto insurance is mandatory in almost all states, but an estimated one in seven U.S. drivers don't carry it.

See More On: Auto Insurance | Buying & Leasing a Car

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2015

Should Rich Immigrants Be Able to "Buy" Permanent Visas?

U.S. immigration policy should tilt toward admitting people who actually want to work in this country. An immigrant's wealth shouldn't by itself confer priority for citizenship.

See More On: Business Costs & Regulation

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2015

Scale Back These Discounts for Seniors

Senior discounts given out by governments--if lacking a screen for income--constitute a broad subsidy of all elderly citizens by taxpayers, many of whom are younger and less well-off.

See More On: Leisure Spending | Family Finances

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