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The 12 Days of Kiplinger Christmas

Benefit all year from this collection of trusted financial advice.

Considering that there are 12 days until Christmas, I thought I would bring back one of our holiday classics: The 12 Days of Kiplinger Christmas.

There are no turtle doves, milking maids or leaping lords in our version. But you might be able to buy a golden ring or two with the money you save thanks to recommendations you'll find in the 12 stories below.

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On the first day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...1 Investor's Manifesto Follow Knight Kiplinger's basic principles of investing, and prosper.

On the second day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...2 Easy Steps to Boost Your Credit Score Once you learn your credit score and commit to improving it, you can make big gains with simple behaviors.

On the third day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...3 Strategies for Collecting High Dividends Take advantage of the 15% tax rate on dividends, and take comfort in the promised payout during these uncertain economic times.

On the fourth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...4 Great Low-Risk Mutual Funds These funds should produce solid returns in unusually uncertain times for the markets.

On the fifth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car Show your car some love and skip the new-car payments.

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On the sixth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...6 Ways to Stage Your Home for $1,000 or Less Use these strategies to get the best price in the shortest time without spending a fortune.

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On the seventh day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...7 Must-Haves for Your Emergency Kit When disaster strikes and the grid crashes, candles will get you only so far.

On the eighth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...8 DIY Projects to Add Value to Your Home These projects shouldn't take more than a day to complete. And they're all easy on your wallet.

On the ninth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...9 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now These stable, growing companies are probably as cheap as they will ever be. Don’t let the feeble economy keep you from owning them.

On the tenth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving Follow these tips to spend less and pocket the money you save.

On the eleventh day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...11 Ways to Get Extra Cash From selling stuff online to making your hobbies pay off, you can put more money in your pockets.

On the twelfth day of financial Christmas, Kiplinger gave to me ...12 New Rules for Your Money In this era of high unemployment, flat home prices and do-it-yourself retirement savings, some traditional rules of saving and investing are due for an overhaul.

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