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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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Using Flexible Spending Account Dollars at the Drugstore

The rules changed a few years ago to limit use of tax-free FSA money for nonprescription drugs, but there are plenty of items you can still buy without a prescription.

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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 Better Investments Than Powerball

Your odds of getting a good return on your money are much higher than winning the lottery.

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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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A Winning Recipe for Picking Dividend Stocks

Look for stocks –- we pick four of them here -- that boast a powerful combination of generous dividend yield, strong dividend growth and low payout ratio.

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Fund Watch

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

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5 Super Low-Cost ETFs

Our choices aim to beat traditional benchmarks.

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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The Best Little Funds No One Is Talking About

Grandeur Peak's actively managed funds offer superior returns without too much risk.

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Tax Tips

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

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How Much Tax You Will Pay on Your Lottery Winnings

The federal government wants to take a bite of that big Powerball payout. Your state might, too.

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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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Moving to Be Near the Grandkids

Pulling up roots to be near the children and grandchildren is a huge decision. Don’t let a brilliant idea dazzle you into getting it wrong.

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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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Maximize Your Income in Retirement

A quirk in employer pension formulas gives women a big advantage.

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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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Why Fears About Muni Bonds are Unfounded

Investors should focus on the $3.8 trillion of solvent debt instead of on trifling sums that are in default.

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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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The Long Slog in Congress After Comey

Trump's firing of the FBI director ruffled congressional feathers, but not enough to spur an independent investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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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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Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not for Me

Wanting to put your money in firms that follow certain ideals is laudable, sure. But it's not as straightforward as it used to be.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Janet Bodnar.

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Kiplinger's Editor Janet Bodnar Passes the Torch

You won’t find a better source of financial advice than Kiplinger’s.

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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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To Save More, Focus on the Future

When imagining your financial life, clarity counts. A vague desire for peace of mind might become “I want to have at least $1 million.”

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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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I Add Two Bargains to My Portfolio

One pick, Lazard, is a global investment banking firm. Its reasonable share price provides a margin of safety.

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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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Advice to the Powerball Winner: Think About an Endowment

You’ll be supporting worthwhile causes that are important to you, and getting a nice tax break.

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Kiplinger Crowdsourcing

Each month we will ask a question and invite you to weigh in with an answer.

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What’s the Best Piece of Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?

And where did you get it?

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