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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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Tax Deductions for Independent Contractors

Write-offs for business expenses will help offset your self-employed income.

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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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5 Best Things to Buy During After-Christmas Sales

You’ll find deeper discounts if you hold off on buying these items until after December 25.

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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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Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg During the Trump Rally

Taking some profits on your stock gains isn't a bad idea. But don't rush headlong for the exits.

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Fund Watch

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

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A Value Fund Leaps Ahead of Its Rivals

TCW Relative Value Mid Cap's manager seeks cheap stocks with a catalyst that could spark annual returns of 15%.

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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6 Vanguard Index Funds to Buy and Hold Forever

Just six index funds from fund giant Vanguard can boost your returns. But, which six?

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Tax Tips

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

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Last Chance for 0% Capital Gains?

A special tax break for small investors could fall victim to tax reform next year. The final days of 2016 may be your last chance to cash in.

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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 & Ethics

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

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Should Casinos Court Senior Citizens?

State gaming commissions, which regulate casinos, have an ethical obligation to crack down on predatory marketing to the elderly. But so far, most don’t seem interested.

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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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How to Get a Great Deal on a Car Lease

Leasing can put you in the car you really want. But don't let lower payments lull you into spending more than you should.

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Income Investing

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

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You'll Still Make Money in Bonds

Total returns won't reach 2016's levels, but rates will remain low, which means bond prices will hold their value.

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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 Agenda and Challenges

What lies ahead for the President-Elect.

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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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A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets

Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.

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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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This Stumbling Biotech Stock Still Has a Lot of Promise

Gilead Sciences' robust product pipeline should turn things around.

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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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When to Take Social Security Sooner Rather Than Later

The longer you wait to start receiving payments, the bigger your monthly check. But here are other factors you’ll want to consider.

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