Ask Kim

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

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How Much Social Security Benefits Will Go Up in 2017

After no cost-of-living increase in 2016, benefits will rise 0.3% in 2017. For the average recipient, that's about enough to buy an extra latte each month.

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Starting Out

Real-world advice for those starting their financial lives.

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How $5 and the Stash App Turned Me Into an Investor

Super-low minimums and smartphone accessibility make it easy for young investors to learn the ropes.

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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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4 Things to Know Now About Black Friday 2016

Here’s an early look at what to expect for the holiday season’s biggest shopping day.

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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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3 Stocks to Earn Dividends Every October

Whether you’re pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash.

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Fund Watch

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

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105 Most Popular Funds for Your Retirement Savings

These mutual funds have the most assets under management in 401(k) plans, according to BrightScope.

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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How to Buy American Funds Without a Sales Charge

Here are my three favorites from this terrific provider of actively managed funds.

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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 Taxes on Company Stock

Shares from your employer can equal a big payout, but it pays to know the rules.

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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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Retirees, It's Okay to Spend

Most retirees of moderate means, as well as those who are affluent, don't even spend all of their income, much less draw down the principal in their nest egg.

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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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Should My Neighbor Be Allowed to Turn His House Into a Short-Term Rental?

It's a debate that is raging in all of America’s major cities.

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Money Smart Kids

Editor Janet Bodnar tackles tricky money-management topics for parents and their children.

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The Tooth Fairy Is Leaving Less Under Pillows These Days

The average amount that the Tooth Fairy gives kids is down 10% from last year.

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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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What You Must Know About the Exploding Airbag Recall

Discover if, or when, your vehicle will be recalled.

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Income Investing

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

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How Investors Can Profit From Toll Roads

You might not complain so much about ever-rising highway tolls if you get a cut of the action.

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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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Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election

Trump can win the White House, but faces an uphill climb.

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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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A Housing Shortage Looms: Builders Can’t Keep Up

Starter homes especially are becoming scarce.

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Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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12 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

The U.S.'s long-neglected infrastructure is set to get a spending boost, and these stocks stand to benefit.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Janet Bodnar.

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What Investors Should Do in Today's Market

Before you make a move, know how much risk you can handle.

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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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The Power of Peer Pressure

Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.

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Going Long

Jeremy Siegel writes about investing for the long run.

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Why Investors Shouldn't Be Afraid of Inflation

An inflation rate of 2% to 3% is good for stocks because it gives companies the power to raise prices, which helps boost profits.

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Practical Investing

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

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Learning From My Misguided Attempt to Beat the Market

Selling quality stocks was just one of the mistakes.

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Building Wealth

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

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4 Retirement Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Expenses and income are important, but there's more to a successful retirement plan than just dollars and cents.

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