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Michael DeSenne
Executive Editor, Kiplinger.com
DeSenne made the leap to online financial journalism in 1998, just in time for the dot-com boom. After a stint with Dow Jones Newswires, dreams of IPO riches led him to SmartMoney.com, where over nine years he held several positions, including executive editor. He later served as the personal finance editor at HouseLogic.com and AARP.org. In 2011, he joined Kiplinger.com, where he focuses on content strategy, video, SEO and Web analytics. DeSenne has a BA from Williams College in Anthropology—a major deemed the absolute worst for career success by none other than Kiplinger.
How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2019?

The IRA contribution limit is $6,000 for 2019. If you are age 50 or over, you can contribute an extra $1,000 as a catch-up contribution.
April 4, 2020
Stock Market Trading Hours: What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?
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Stock Market Trading Hours: What Time Is the Stock Market Open Today?

When does the stock market open? While the market does have regular hours, trading doesn't stop when the major exchanges close.
March 14, 2020
16 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
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16 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Don't add these items to your Amazon.com shopping cart unless you're absolutely sure you want them.
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2019?

The Roth IRA contribution limit is $6,000 for 2019, up from $5,500 in 2018. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra $1,000. Income limi…
January 10, 2020
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2019?

The Roth 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 to $19,000 for 2019. Workers 50 and older can save an extra $6,000 for retirement.
January 10, 2020
How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2019?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $62,000 for retirement in a solo 401(k) in 2019, depending on age and compensation.
January 10, 2020
How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2019?
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How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2019?

The maximum SEP IRA contribution is $1,000 higher than the 2018 limit and is significantly more than can be saved for retirement in a regular IRA.
January 10, 2020
7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage
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7 Ways to Retire Without a Mortgage

Admit it: Whether you're 35 or 65, the prospect of retiring without a mortgage is an attractive one.
November 22, 2019
10 Reasons You're Still Broke
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10 Reasons You're Still Broke

You have a job, maybe even a good one, but your paychecks never seem to stretch as far as you think they should and ends never quite seem to meet.
October 25, 2019
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10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt
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10 Reasons You Will Never Get Out of Debt

Buried under a pile of past-due bills? Follow these tips to pay off what you owe and get yourself back on firm financial footing.
October 23, 2019
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Are Social Security Offices Open on Veterans Day and Other Federal Holidays?
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Are Social Security Offices Open on Veterans Day and Other Federal Holidays?

Find out if your local Social Security field office is likely to be closed due to Veterans Day or another federal holiday before you make the trip.
October 15, 2019
Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?
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Federal Bank Holidays 2019: Is My Bank Open on Veterans Day?

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October 15, 2019
10 Costliest Catastrophes in the U.S.
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10 Costliest Catastrophes in the U.S.

Catastrophes destroy homes and vehicles, displace families and interrupt business.
August 17, 2018
Den of Thieves
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Den of Thieves

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Which States Tax My Social Security Retirement Benefits?

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February 23, 2017
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4 Features to Look for in a Tiny Retirement Home

Certain design features can make tiny homes safer and more comfortable for downsizing retirees.
November 10, 2016
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10 Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S.
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10 Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S.

Big cities offer more employment opportunities, more things to do and more people to meet than smaller towns.
November 14, 2014
Kiplinger’s 2014 Stock Picks: Readers Weigh In
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Kiplinger’s 2014 Stock Picks: Readers Weigh In

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January 13, 2014
Your Stories: The Financial Toll of Alzheimer's
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Your Stories: The Financial Toll of Alzheimer's

Real people share their experiences with the crippling costs of coping with the disease.
January 29, 2013
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Now Hiring: 10 of Today's Hottest Jobs

Believe it or not, even with the unemployment rate stubbornly high and many industries reluctant to staff up, there are employers out there who still…
January 1, 2012
6 Great Jobs for Retirees
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6 Great Jobs for Retirees

People return to work after retirement for one of two reasons: They want to or they have to.
January 1, 2012
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6 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
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6 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Reaching retirement age doesn’t equate to actual retirement for more and more Americans these days.
January 1, 2012
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2011 in Review: Eight Stories with the Biggest Impact on Your Wallet
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2011 in Review: Eight Stories with the Biggest Impact on Your Wallet

From gyrating markets to anemic interest rates, it's been a stressful year for your personal finances. Here's how to prosper in the future.
December 7, 2011
10 Costliest Catastrophes in the U.S.
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10 Costliest Catastrophes in the U.S.

Recall with us the ten costliest catastrophes in the U.S., with our guidance on how to best protect yourself against similar losses.
August 24, 2011
6 Great Jobs for Retirees
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6 Great Jobs for Retirees

These six jobs are well suited for retirees who want to work or who have to work.
June 24, 2011