How should you combine index and active funds among your investments? We've got your answer, plus 25 top actively managed funds to pick from.
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Despite legal and financial drawbacks, lots of older couples forgo marriage.
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The consequences of oil's plunge haven't been all negative. With gas prices down, U.S. car buyers are doing what they love best: buying big.
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Not enough attention has been paid to the Fed policy's negative effects on savers.
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The effort we put into our broker survey extends to picking all the winners across dozens of categories of personal-finance products and services.
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You could be overestimating your retirement expenses and underestimating your income.
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New health laws spell opportunity for investors, but it’s not clear how the changes will play out for patients.
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We focus on college towns with robust arts and sports scenes.
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Adapting is the name of the game in today's economy.
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If you have millennial kids or grandkids, share our special section with them.
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For this year's roster of our favorite no-load mutual funds, the toughest calls involved some of the best performers.
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You can learn a lot about your housing needs from a trial run at downsizing or by helping a friend navigate the downsizing experience.
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To help pick your date, make the most of benefits to which you’re entitled, and run the numbers to see whether your expenses will match up with your income.
We asked experts in all the fields we cover how they manage their own finances.
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Your parent always needs a health care or financial advocate.
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If you succumb to an unhealthy fear of stocks, you've committed one of our seven deadly sins of investing.
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A lot of money is being spent to teach people to do what we've been writing about all along.
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Home prices and interest rates are rising but still reasonable, and that’s good for both buyers and sellers.
I don't foresee a world in which retirees are camped out en masse on the sidewalk.
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Get into the habit of saving and investing early.
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You need skills to manage your financial resources because so much of the responsibility is on you.
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The new pictures of our columnists reflect the personalities of the people you enjoy reading.
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A grand might not sound like all that much, but our readers sure know how to stretch it.
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The picture should brighten as the "clouds of fiscal uncertainty" begin to part later in 2013.
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If you have to borrow $100,000 to pay for college, then you need to come up with Plan B.
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When you understand an investment, you're more likely to feel comfortable taking the risk.
Here at Kiplinger, we love the business of print publishing, and we're committed to it.
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We hadn't been in Australia for 24 hours when we encountered yet another unexpected charge.
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For Mary, Andy and everyone else starved for income, we serve up a full plate this month.
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The U.S. is still the land of opportunity.
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You don't need a bright idea or a winning lottery ticket to amass that much cash.
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Our writers know a thing or two about going to knowledgeable sources they—and you—can trust.
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Available on the iPad, our new app is so cool I can hardly stand it, and I invite you to see for yourself.
We can always take a cue from the past and move in with our kids, but I hope we won't have to.
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Our goal here at Kiplinger's is to help you take control of your finances in a turbulent world.
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My recommendation to balance your risk is to keep some powder dry with cash in your pocket.
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We picked the brains of our staff experts to find out which blogs and other resources they swear by.
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Financial advice that sounds simple is often difficult to execute because of our mental baggage.
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You don't have to be the editor's daughter to get personalized financial advice from Kiplinger's.
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We could end up paying higher bank fees without seeing a reduction in retail store prices.
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We strive to include stories that are of broad interest to readers at all income levels.
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Breakthroughs that are helping us save, spend, invest, and retire smarter.
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This advice will help you give your mother a money makeover.
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The job market seems to be picking up, but the positions still go to those who hustle.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at how we've chosen this year's list of our favorite no-load mutual funds.
Understand where, when and how you're spending your money.
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Financial literacy isn't just for kids.
Write down your goals. Pledging to save $2,000 for a vacation to Cancun is likely to get you there.
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Follow these techniques to identify money conflicts and ease tensions.
Janet Bodnar asks twentysomethings to share what financial advice has been most helpful to them.
More retirees today get income from 401(k)s than they ever did from traditional pensions.
Looking ahead, we think the stock market could return 7% to 10% over the next 12 months.
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You can’t expect 18-year-olds to understand what they’re getting into by taking out loans.
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Janet Bodnar shares her most practical and effective strategies for spending less and keeping more cash in your pocket.
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With confidence and certainty running low, we're suffering from a huge deficiency of vitamin C.
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We give you the tools you need to protect yourselves as consumers and investors and to make smart decisions on your own.
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Going one-on-one with managers and advisers helps us evaluate their investing strategies.
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Will Americans' conversion to thrift stick? My gut tells me no.
What rate of return should investors expect these days?
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This Mother’s Day, focus on your financial future -- and that of your children.
We asked what's on your mind. Here's what we learned -- and how you can join our survey.
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We guarantee that readers can swiftly execute and benefit from our 38 recipes for financial success, because we’ve already done so ourselves.
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There's no such thing as a free lunch -- or a risk-free investment.
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No one is a more reliable steward of your money than you are.
Readers share their strategies for putting their children through college without racking up a mountain of debt.
Follow these tips to spend less and pocket the money you save.
When it comes to spending, especially on cars and other big-ticket purchases, spotting value is our stock in trade.
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There's nothing like a financial crisis to get families to focus on how much they're paying for big-ticket items such as college expenses.
Janet Bodnar delves into Sarah Palin's book -- and finds a few things she likes.
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This month we're peering not only at 2010 but also at a new decade. And I'm impressed with our track record.
How do we get off picking the best? We stick to what we know and exploit our in-house brain trust.
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Learn how to better manage your money with these simple and practical lessons.
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Divvy up your money in a way that makes sense to you -- even if it doesn't follow the rules.
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