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Cindy Schwalb
Web Editor, Kiplinger.com
A New Website to Manage Your Personal Finances
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A New Website to Manage Your Personal Finances

Green Sherpa of Santa Barbara, Cal., hopes to compete with boxed software such as Quicken and Microsoft Money, with its new Web-based application. Whi…
June 3, 2009
What to Expect of Summer Gas Prices
Spending

What to Expect of Summer Gas Prices

It was hard to miss last weekend's gas prices.
May 29, 2009
Yes, You Can Live Rent Free
real estate

Yes, You Can Live Rent Free

Starting Out editor Erin Burt resurfaced a popular past column, Yes, You Can Live Rent Free, for her 2009 Grad Guide to the Real World.
May 27, 2009
Fun, Free and Interesting Things to Do in Your City
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Fun, Free and Interesting Things to Do in Your City

If there's one thing we've learned from producing our annual Best Cities package, it's that every city strives to provide community-oriented amenities…
May 26, 2009
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Short Guide to Travel Tipping
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Short Guide to Travel Tipping

As summer travel season kicks off this weekend, it's a good time to review one long-standing tradition in travel etiquette: gratuities. One of our fav…
May 22, 2009
Earn Up to 10% a Month on Your Investments (If You Like Risk)
Investing

Earn Up to 10% a Month on Your Investments (If You Like Risk)

Think this sounds like a scam? It's not.
May 20, 2009
20 Reasons Why Older Workers Can Be a Better Choice
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20 Reasons Why Older Workers Can Be a Better Choice

Younger workers may have lots of energy and a technological edge over fifty-something job seekers, or older, but they've still got a lot to learn in t…
May 18, 2009
Our Best Online Tools to Get Things Done
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Our Best Online Tools to Get Things Done

Most people come to Kiplinger's looking for information.
May 18, 2009
Insurance Ratings, Are They for Real?
Insurance

Insurance Ratings, Are They for Real?

One step Kiplinger's always recommends when buying insurance is to check company ratings.
May 15, 2009
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When to Outsource Your Life
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When to Outsource Your Life

Financial Adviser: A financial planner can help ease the burden of saving for retirement or college, or managing investments.
May 14, 2009
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Manage Your Own 529 Plan
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Manage Your Own 529 Plan

by Jane Bennett Clark, from Kiplinger's June issueWant to steer your college fund through the high seas yourself? With a Coverdell Education Savings A…
May 13, 2009
Do You Have the Time to Save Money?
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Do You Have the Time to Save Money?

The trouble with money-saving tips is that they aren't necessarily time-saving, too.
May 13, 2009
Over 50? These 9 Sites Can Get You Started on a New Career
Your Business

Over 50? These 9 Sites Can Get You Started on a New Career

Thought you were done with work only to discover you're bored? Are you still working but ready to quit the job you've got? Then get another one.
May 8, 2009
Honoring Mom on a Budget
Spending

Honoring Mom on a Budget

Regardless of whether you're strapped for cash, sending mom a personal message or just spending quality time together celebrates the original intentio…
May 6, 2009
Seven House Plants to Reduce Allergy Costs
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Seven House Plants to Reduce Allergy Costs

But the good news is that it won't cost much to protect your home air quality and prevent related health costs. Kiplinger's Retirement Report identiti…
May 6, 2009
New Debt Management Plans From Creditors
credit & debt

New Debt Management Plans From Creditors

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) and Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies (AICCCA) teamed up to help con…
May 4, 2009
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Best Money Sites for Your Kids
Credit & Debt

Best Money Sites for Your Kids

As Financial Literacy Month wraps, there's one important factor we can't overlook: How to financially educate your kids. (In fact, that's the reason t…
May 1, 2009
Find More Answers to Your Credit Card Questions
credit & debt

Find More Answers to Your Credit Card Questions

Have you been monitoring your credit card statements for unexpected fees and rate hikes? Lots of folks have been and don't like what they've found.
April 30, 2009
Economic Stimulus 101: What You Need to Know
taxes

Economic Stimulus 101: What You Need to Know

After months of preparation the 2009 stimulus package is moving into full swing.
April 29, 2009
The Wedding Day: Get It Insured
Insurance

The Wedding Day: Get It Insured

It's rare for any big day to launch without a hitch and weddings are no exception.
April 27, 2009
How to Evaluate Your Financial Expert
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How to Evaluate Your Financial Expert

Here's a tip for Financial Literacy Month that's worth your time: Give your financial planner a check-up.
April 23, 2009
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When Frugality Affects Quality of Life
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When Frugality Affects Quality of Life

What happens if you follow all the smart money rules to get ahead, but find you're not getting anywhere at all?You pay off credit cards every month, p…
March 23, 2009
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Revenue Sharing for Shoppers
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Revenue Sharing for Shoppers

Many secondary retail sites, from PriceGrabber.com to DealTaker.com, earn money for sending traffic and sales to respective retailers.
March 12, 2009
Tracking Jobs From the Stimulus Package
business

Tracking Jobs From the Stimulus Package

State spending on infrastructure improvement has been earmarked as one of the fastest ways to create (or save) jobs for workers.
February 24, 2009
Savings on the Web
Spending

Savings on the Web

We've rounded up the most efficient paths to search for Web savings.
February 18, 2009
Defaulting on Your 401(k) Loan
credit & debt

Defaulting on Your 401(k) Loan

If taking a loan from your 401(k) is essentially borrowing from your future, can you be penalized by defaulting on yourself? Will it hurt your credit?…
February 17, 2009
Job-Loss Survival Guide
business

Job-Loss Survival Guide

Depot, Caterpillar, Sprint and Texas Instruments.
February 2, 2009