the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers
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credit & debt

Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers

What money-management guidance can we glean from the words — and experience — of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and others?
June 30, 2022
Top Bear Market Tips from 10 Financial Advisers
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investing

Top Bear Market Tips from 10 Financial Advisers

When a bull market turns into a bear market, it can be hard to know what to do. Take comfort in the guidance of 10 financial professionals.
June 30, 2022
7 Standout Places to Retire
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Best Places

7 Standout Places to Retire

We picked cities across the U.S. that are affordable and offer the amenities retirees value most. Plus, one of them is bound to be close to family.
June 17, 2022
How to Build Wealth (or Rebuild It)
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Financial Planning

How to Build Wealth (or Rebuild It)

Use these 13 fundamentals of financial security to help unlock a rewarding future.
March 29, 2022
Home Sale Prices in the 50 Largest Metro Areas
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Becoming a Homeowner

Home Sale Prices in the 50 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
February 25, 2022
12 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
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retirement

12 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement

You worked hard to build your retirement nest egg. But do you know how to minimize taxes on your savings?
January 21, 2022
How Retirement Savers Are Doing
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Financial Planning

How Retirement Savers Are Doing

In year two of the pandemic, we’re working hard to get back on track, according to this new poll.
December 21, 2021
Smart Money Moves to Make Before Year End
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Financial Planning

Smart Money Moves to Make Before Year End

You can take action now to lower your taxes, save money and enhance your finances for 2022.
November 15, 2021
Flood Insurance May Cost You More
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Becoming a Homeowner

Flood Insurance May Cost You More

New national rating procedures will raise premiums for more than 3.8 million policyholders.
October 29, 2021
Poll: ESG Investing Is Gaining Traction
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Becoming an Investor

Poll: ESG Investing Is Gaining Traction

Investors care a lot about environmental, social and governance issues according to our new poll.
October 12, 2021
How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Retirement
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Making Your Money Last

How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Retirement

Inflation tops health care costs as the biggest concern, and many preretirees are boosting their saving rate.
September 8, 2021
19 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
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Amazon Prime

19 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before tossing these items into your virtual shopping cart, be sure to read Amazon's return policy first.
August 16, 2021
Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care
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Healthy Living on a Budget

Exercise Saves Seniors Money on Health Care

Adults who increase their physical activity pay hundreds less per year for health care, a new study shows.
July 29, 2021
22 Secrets to Save Money on Travel
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Travel

22 Secrets to Save Money on Travel

We all dream of taking that perfect solo or family vacation, but planning on a budget can be hard.
July 10, 2021
7 of the Best Places to Retire
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places to live

7 of the Best Places to Retire

These small cities check all the boxes for an affordable, active retirement.
June 24, 2021
Super Deals and Discounts for 2021
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Smart Buying

Super Deals and Discounts for 2021

Consumer prices are popping as the economy reopens, and that means finding good values is more important than ever. We uncovered bargains on everythin…
May 25, 2021
Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know
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annuities

Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know

Not all annuities are alike, and some may not be appropriate for you. How much do you know about these investment products?
May 21, 2021
10 Things You Must Know About Becoming a Millionaire
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wealth creation

10 Things You Must Know About Becoming a Millionaire

Think you are a millionaire in the making? Read on to see what it takes to be truly destined for wealth.
April 26, 2021
10 States With the Highest Beer Taxes
Tax Breaks

10 States With the Highest Beer Taxes

Find out where you'll spend the most money on some suds.
March 24, 2021
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
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home

Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
January 23, 2021
SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges
Business Costs & Regulation

SEC Dings Robinhood for Trading Charges

The complaints are a reminder to investors who pay low or no commissions to investigate more-opaque costs.
January 21, 2021
10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes
Tax Breaks

10 States With the Lowest Beer Taxes

If you want to get a brew that won't strain your wallet, consider pouring up in these 10 states.
November 21, 2020
15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021
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15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021

We offer tips on how to save money and improve your finances for the coming year.
October 29, 2020
13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More
13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More
spending

13 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000 or More

We offer up several ways to get the most bang for your buck whether investing in yourself or others.
October 1, 2020
Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2020
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Roth IRAs

Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2020

The Roth IRA contribution limit remains the same for 2020 as it was for 2019. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra amount. Income li…
October 1, 2020
Americans Are Stockpiling Cash
Coronavirus and Your Money

Americans Are Stockpiling Cash

With no place to go and businesses closed, we are saving more than ever.
September 30, 2020
The Five Top Consumer Complaints
Smart Buying

The Five Top Consumer Complaints

Here are the top five complaints from a survey of state and local agencies from 19 states.
August 27, 2020