When it comes to personal finance, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. That's why we offer advice customized to your needs. Below you'll find 20 common questions on a variety of money-related topics, from paying off debt to saving for retirement. And we provide answers based on different scenarios.
Should I Continue to Rent or Buy While the Market Is Down?
Should I Buy Index Funds or Actively Managed Funds?
Should I Keep My Clunker or Buy a New Car?
Should I Buy or Lease a New Car?
Atlassian Is a Zombie Stock Set to Go to Zero, Noted Tech Bear Says
Atlassian stock is down 64% this year and one strategist says it has farther to fall.
By Dan Burrows • Published
Stock Market Today: Stocks Rally on Encouraging Jobs Data
Weekly jobless claims edged up last week, while continuing claims hit their highest level since February.
By Karee Venema • Published
Kiplinger's Tax Map for Middle-Class Families: About Our Methodology
state tax The research behind our judgments.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
The Best Cash Back Credit Cards
Smart Buying Looking for the credit card that pays the most cash back? These lenders pay the most, with the minimum hassle.
By Lisa Gerstner • Published
I-Bond Rate Is 6.89% for Next Six Months
Investing for Income If you missed out on the opportunity to buy I-bonds at their recent high, don’t despair. The new rate is still good, and even has a little sweetener built in.
By David Muhlbaum • Last updated
What Are I-Bonds?
savings bonds Inflation has made Series I savings bonds enormously popular with risk-averse investors. How do they work?
By Lisa Gerstner • Last updated
Your Guide to Open Enrollment 2023
Employee Benefits Health care costs continue to climb, but subsidies will make some plans more affordable.
By Rivan V. Stinson • Published
11 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
Making Your Money Last Searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit? These websites will guide you to foreclosures and real estate owned properties to buy.
By Bob Niedt • Published
Watch Out for Flood-Damaged Cars from Hurricane Ian
Buying & Leasing a Car In the wake of Hurricane Ian, more flood-damaged cars may hit the market. Car prices may rise further because of increased demand as well.
By Bob Niedt • Last updated
What You Need to Know About Life Insurance Settlements
life insurance If your life insurance payments don’t seem worth it anymore, consider these options for keeping the value.
By David Rodeck • Published