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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from , where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.
Where You Should Invest Now
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Where You Should Invest Now

Kiplinger.com senior investing editor Kyle Woodley joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to answer investor questions about tech stocks, the election a…
September 22, 2020
How to Finance Home Schooling Your Children
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How to Finance Home Schooling Your Children

Kiplinger.com web editor Andrea Browne Taylor joins the Your Money's Worth podcast for a discussion on the financial pros and cons of homeschooling yo…
September 15, 2020
How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You
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How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You

Policygenius.com CEO and co-founder Jennifer Fitzgerald joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to offer advice on choosing a life insurance policy. Also…
September 1, 2020
How to Catch a Rock-Bottom Rate
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How to Catch a Rock-Bottom Rate

Rates on everything from home mortgages to car loans are at record lows. We’ll tell you how to qualify for the best rates.
August 27, 2020
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Beware Crooked Contact Tracers
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Beware Crooked Contact Tracers

If someone claiming to be a contact tracer asks you for money or requests your Social Security number, that’s a red flag.
August 26, 2020
How to Create Income for Life
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How to Create Income for Life

Having a paycheck you can depend on in retirement is more important than ever.
August 26, 2020
Preparing for Retirement: Financial Surprises You May Not Have Anticipated
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Preparing for Retirement: Financial Surprises You May Not Have Anticipated

Retired Kiplinger's Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to talk about how to prepare for choppy waters in retire…
August 25, 2020
Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier
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Amending Your Tax Return Just Got Easier

The IRS is now accepting electronically filed amended tax returns.
August 21, 2020
Check Under the Couch Cushions to Help With U.S. Coin Shortage
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Check Under the Couch Cushions to Help With U.S. Coin Shortage

An increase in online shopping and e-payments has led to a coin crunch.
August 18, 2020
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The Pros and Cons of Buying an RV in Retirement
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The Pros and Cons of Buying an RV in Retirement

RV Dealers Association president Phil Ingrassia joins our "Your Money's Worth" podcast to break down the advantages and pitfalls of owning a recreatio…
August 17, 2020
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How to Hire a Financial Planner You Trust
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How to Hire a Financial Planner You Trust

CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to offer best practices for hiring a financial planner. Also, our hosts Ryan Ermey and…
August 10, 2020
Stock Market Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned
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Stock Market Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned

Kiplinger.com senior investing editor Kyle Woodley joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss what we can learn about investing from the stock ma…
August 4, 2020
Turning 60 in 2020? Expect Lower Social Security Benefits
Coronavirus and Your Money

Turning 60 in 2020? Expect Lower Social Security Benefits

When you file for Social Security, the amount you receive may be lower.
July 30, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check
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6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
July 30, 2020
Can Your Boss Make You Go Back to Work?
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Can Your Boss Make You Go Back to Work?

Even if you don’t have legal protections, you may be able to negotiate with your boss.
July 30, 2020
Get Your Retirement Plan Back on Track
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Get Your Retirement Plan Back on Track

Whether the damage to your savings was self-inflicted or unavoidable, we’ll help you revive your retirement plan.
July 30, 2020
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How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Families Save for College Costs
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How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Families Save for College Costs

CollegeFinance.com's Kevin Walker joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss how the global health pandemic is impacting the way families plan a…
July 28, 2020
Travel Is Cheap: Where to Go, What to Expect
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Travel Is Cheap: Where to Go, What to Expect

Kiplinger's staff writer Emma Patch joins the Your Money's Worth podcast to talk about travel deals, cancellation policies, new sanitation protocols o…
July 21, 2020
8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
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8 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Since this year's tax deadline was pushed back to July 15, many people just recently filed their tax return. That means there are a lot of tax refunds…
July 17, 2020
Still Need to File Your Taxes? The Deadline Is July 15
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Still Need to File Your Taxes? The Deadline Is July 15

H&R Block's chief tax officer Kathy Pickering joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to offer advice for last-minute tax filers. Also, our hosts Ryan Er…
July 14, 2020
Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing
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Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filing

As you scramble to beat the July 15 tax return filing deadline, here are some pointers to bring your stress level down.
July 14, 2020
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Where Should You Retire?
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Where Should You Retire?

This week, our Your Money's Worth podcast host Ryan Ermey interviews co-host Sandy Block about her recent story about the best retirement destinations…
July 7, 2020
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Find a Great Place to Retire
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Find a Great Place to Retire

Our cities provide plenty of space to spread out without skimping on health care or other amenities.
July 2, 2020
If You're Using Cash Less Often, You're Part of a Trend
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If You're Using Cash Less Often, You're Part of a Trend

The pandemic is speeding up the use of digital payments.
July 2, 2020
10 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
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10 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Tax breaks aren't just for the rich. There are plenty of them that are only available to middle- and low-income Americans.
June 30, 2020
The Best Bank Accounts for You
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The Best Bank Accounts for You

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to unveil the best banks for all kinds of savers. Also, our hosts R…
June 30, 2020
How to Navigate Returning to the Office in the COVID-19 Era
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How to Navigate Returning to the Office in the COVID-19 Era

Askamanager.org's Alison Green joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss the challenges workers face when returning to the office as local econo…
June 24, 2020