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Kimberly Lankford

Ask Kim

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

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Identity Theft After Death

The recently deceased are prime targets for fraudsters, so make sure to destroy any documents they could use to steal someone’s identity.

Stacy Rapacon

Starting Out

Real-world advice for those starting their financial lives.

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Learning to Live With Debt

Debt may be a part of your budget for decades to come. Establish a plan for managing it wisely.

Anne Kates Smith

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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See How Your Surgeon Rates

Two nonprofits help patients select surgeons based on complication and death rates.

Daren Fonda

Stock Watch

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

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How to Play Defense in a Rocky Stock Market

Volatility is up and your portfolio is almost certainly down. Investing in these sectors will keep you in the game while holding down losses if the market heads south again.

Kathy Kristof

Fund Watch

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

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How to Protect Your Portfolio From a Fed Rate Hike

Preserve your portfolio and improve your odds of making money once the Federal Reserve starts raising interest rates.

Steven Goldberg

Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights every Tuesday.

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Why Oakmark's David Herro Just Bought His First Chinese Stock

This proven picker of foreign stocks is taking advantage of scary headlines and falling share prices to put his fund’s cash to work.

Kevin McCormally

Tax Tips

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

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What Are the Odds the IRS Will Audit Your Tax Return? And What Should You Do If It Does?

Our in-depth look into how the IRS chooses its targets—and goes about its probes.

Jane Bennett Clark

Rethinking Retirement

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

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Retirees, Should You Rent or Buy Your Home?

If you decide you hate your new digs, you can move again without a hassle.

Knight Kiplinger

Money & Ethics

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

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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.

Janet Bodnar

Money Smart Kids

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

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Back-to-School Money Tips for College Students

Kiplinger's summer 2015 interns offer advice on managing your finances as a student.

David Muhlbaum

Drive Time

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

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Surprisingly Good Reasons to Buy a Rental Car

Buying from Hertz, Avis and Budget is so low-hassle and transparent that you may not mind getting a car that dozens have already had their mitts on.

Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Income Investing

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

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Bond Funds That Make Sense

Forget index funds for now. The key to success is an experienced manager who can make money here, there and everywhere.

David Morris

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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GOP Infighting Complicates Presidential Bid

Upshot of the first debate: The battle between the pro-business wing and tea partyers is likely to drag on, to the delight of Democrats.

David Payne

Practical Economics

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

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Where the Housing Market Is Headed in Late 2015

First-time home buyers will be a big driver of this market's recovery.

James K. Glassman

Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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The Case for Owning Fewer Stocks in Your Portfolio

One study found that returns would rise sharply (with little effect on risk) if managers would pare their holdings to their 20 to 30 favorite stocks.

Janet Bodnar

From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Janet Bodnar.

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ETFs—An Easy Way to Invest

Our picks for the Kiplinger ETF 20 match their indexes as closely and as cheaply as possible.

Andrew Feinberg

Promised Land

Andrew Feinberg writes about the choices and challenges facing individual investors.

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Know When to Sell a Stock

Don't let a stock's stumbles blind you to its long-term potential.

Knight Kiplinger

My Point of View

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

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A College Degree Isn’t Enough

An increasing number of employers have grown skeptical of traditional credentials.

Anne Kates Smith

Your Mind, Your Money

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

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Sometimes, It's Okay to Spend

Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.

Jeremy J. Siegel

Going Long

Jeremy Siegel writes about investing for the long run.

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Bursting the Talk of a Stock-Market Bubble

There's good reason to believe that analysts' forecasts of a 12% increase in earnings next year are on the mark.

Kathy Kristof

Practical Investing

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

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How to Design the Right Portfolio for You

Just as there is no one-size-fits-all method for raising a child, there is no universal blueprint for building a portfolio.

Alison Peck, CFA

Building Wealth

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

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The Market Correction and Your Retirement Plan

Wake up, baby boomers. It’s time to take a hard look at your 401(k). Do you have the right mix of stocks and bonds?

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