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Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

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How to Avoid the Medicare Part D Penalty

If you don’t sign up for a Part D prescription-drug plan when you become eligible for Medicare, you could face a penalty -- unless you already have other coverage.

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Starting Out

Real-world advice for those starting their financial lives.

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Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.

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Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

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3 Little-Known Ways to Save Big on Your Next Trip to Home Depot

Easy shortcuts to finding hidden bargains at the big-box retailer.

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Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

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Amazon-Proof Retail Stock: Ulta Beauty

The cosmetics chain is in a good position to stand up to the world's largest online retailer.

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Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

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The Trouble with Target-Date Funds in Retirement

They may not make sense once you're past the target date.

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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The Surprising Success of a Dumb Investment

My roller-coaster ride with an unusual fund ends well after two decades. Here's what I learned from the investing odyssey.

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Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

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How to Handle an IRS Audit of Your Tax Return

Don’t panic, but arm yourself with knowledge. We provide links to the manuals IRS agents use to know what to look for when auditing various kinds of businesses.

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Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

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Avoid Social Security Screwups

Most people don’t know even the basic rules of Social Security. That can lead to filer’s remorse—and thousands of forgone dollars.

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Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

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Advice From All-Star Women Fund Managers

Four women managers of Kip 25 funds offer their guidance for female investors. For starters: Think long term.

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Money & Ethics

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

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How Should I Handle a Tax Windfall That I Don't Want?

If getting a huge windfall from impending tax cuts has you feeling guilty, here are some options.

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Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

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How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car

Our tips will help even the least confrontational among you negotiate a price you wouldn't feel embarrassed disclosing to your neighbors.

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Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

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Don't Dump Your Dividend Stocks

Yes, interest rates are headed north, but the bad news for yield-oriented stocks is already behind them.

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Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

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Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Faces Tough Challenges

A one-page outline isn't enough to satisfy a Congress interested in the details — and protecting constituents.

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Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

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How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.

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Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices

Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.

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My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

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R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

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Investors, How Much Risk Can You Stand?

If you are taking on more risk than you can emotionally tolerate, you’ll hit the panic button and sell at the worst possible time.

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Going Long

Jeremy Siegel writes about investing for the long run.

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A Preview of the Fed Under Trump

John Taylor, a former Treasury official in the Bush administration, is a top candidate to replace Fed chair Janet Yellen.

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Practical Investing

Follow columnist Kathy Kristof as she shares lessons from her real-life investment portfolio.

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Can This Fallen Biotech Be Revived?

I've been sorely tempted to sell my Gilead shares. But now that they're cheaper, maybe I should buy more.

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Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

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Winning Poker Tactics Can Be Used in Investing

Take it from a real card pro: The same skills that help you clean up at 7 Card Stud also can pay off in your portfolio.

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