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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.
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
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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
Amending Your Tax Return Will Get Easier Soon
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Amending Your Tax Return Will Get Easier Soon

Starting this summer, there will be a better way to file an amended tax return.
June 17, 2020
Where to Invest Right Now
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Where to Invest Right Now

Kiplinger's executive editor Anne Smith joins the show to chat about her mid-year outlook for the economy and the stock market. Also, our hosts Ryan E…
June 15, 2020
Shopping Deals and Discounts to Take Advantage of This Summer
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Shopping Deals and Discounts to Take Advantage of This Summer

Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey share deals and discounts for new grads, Father's Day and newlyweds that you don't want to miss out on. The pair …
June 8, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

The brave veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy, landed at Inchon, and fought in the jungles of Vietnam are senior citizens now.
June 5, 2020
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4 Legal Documents Everyone Needs on Hand
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4 Legal Documents Everyone Needs on Hand

COVID-19 has forced a lot of people to think about hard life-and-death decisions. Filling these documents out now will make sure you and your loved on…
June 5, 2020
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Employers Cutting 401(k) Matching Contributions
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Employers Cutting 401(k) Matching Contributions

Roughly 12% of employers have suspended matching contributions and an additional 23% are planning to cut their match or are considering it.
June 5, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

If you spent your career in the military, you've probably lived all over the U.S.
June 5, 2020
A View of Life After the Pandemic
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A View of Life After the Pandemic

Among the forecasts: The work-from-home trend will last, and we’ll welcome more robots.
June 5, 2020
The Long-Term Cost of Stimulus Spending
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The Long-Term Cost of Stimulus Spending

Heavy borrowing already on the books before the crisis hit will make the recovery even tougher.
June 5, 2020
How to Find a Financial Planner You Trust
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How to Find a Financial Planner You Trust

Use our road map to find an adviser who will truly look out for your best interests.
June 5, 2020
Retirees Get a Break on IRA Distributions
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Retirees Get a Break on IRA Distributions

The IRS is expected to come out with additional guidance, but here’s what we know so far.
June 4, 2020
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Is a Second Stimulus on the Way?
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Is a Second Stimulus on the Way?

Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle chats with hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block about what may or may not be included in a second round of economic …
June 2, 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 haven't filed their tax return yet. That also means there are a lot of tax refu…
June 2, 2020
The Outlook for Dividend Stocks Right Now
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The Outlook for Dividend Stocks Right Now

SimplySafeDividends.com's Brian Bollinger joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to discuss what the months ahead hold for income investors. Also,…
May 26, 2020
Coping with Loss of Healthcare Coverage
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Coping with Loss of Healthcare Coverage

Families USA’s Cheryl Fish-Parcham joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss how folks can find medical coverage in the face of job loss. …
May 26, 2020
Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?
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Which Rewards Credit Card Is Right for You?

Kiplinger's contributing editor Lisa Gerstner joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to chat about the best rewards credit card picks for every ty…
May 18, 2020
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How Retirees Can Protect their Portfolios
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How Retirees Can Protect their Portfolios

Take these steps to help your retirement savings withstand the bear.
May 7, 2020
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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly
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9 Ways to Raise Cash Quickly

The $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is providing a $1,200 check for millions of Americans.
May 6, 2020
Interest Rates at Zero
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Interest Rates at Zero

Bankrate.com's Greg McBride joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey for a discussion on the repercussions of a prolonged period of low interest rat…
May 4, 2020
States Lower Taxes to Court Retirees
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States Lower Taxes to Court Retirees

The tax breaks range from property tax exemptions to tax-free retirement plan withdrawals.
April 30, 2020
What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?
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What Do Negative Oil Prices Mean?

With oil prices having dipped into negative territory, S&P Global Platts's Vito Turitto joins our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to break down exact…
April 28, 2020
The Best Tax Software Values for 2020
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The Best Tax Software Values for 2020

We tested nine of the most popular tax software programs to see which ones offer the best overall value. You might be surprised who's #1.
April 22, 2020