the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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
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.
November 16, 2020
19 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Financial To-Go Kit
Young man looking through financial records.
personal finance

19 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Financial To-Go Kit

If disaster strikes, do you have your important financial documents ready to go in case you need to leave your home in a hurry? Here's what you'll nee…
November 6, 2020
15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021
Illustration of man walking in the snow.
personal finance

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
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
18 Things You Can't Return to Amazon
Smart Buying

18 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.
September 17, 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
Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising
Healthy Living on a Budget

Retiree Health Care Costs Are Rising

Factors driving the increase include longer life spans, health care inflation and health bills for those who retire before they’re eligible for Medica…
August 18, 2020
The 2020 Election and Your Money
Politics

The 2020 Election and Your Money

We’ve assessed how the presidential candidates’ stances on financial issues will affect your wallet.
July 31, 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
Annuities: 10 Things You Must Know
Financial Planning

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?
July 17, 2020
10 Things You Must Know About Becoming a Millionaire
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.
June 18, 2020
52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020
spending

52 Super Deals and Discounts for 2020

With a special nod to those of you spending more time at home, we found dozens of deals and discounts, plus ways to save (or make) money.
June 6, 2020
The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement
retirement

The Wage Gap Persists Into Retirement

The difference can compound and leave women with far less retirement income.
June 5, 2020
Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits
credit & debt

Banks Canceling Credit Cards, Cutting Limits

If you haven’t used a card in awhile, make a small purchase with it to keep it open. It’s good for your credit score.
June 4, 2020
16 Ways to Get Your Finances in Better Shape for the New Normal
how to save money

16 Ways to Get Your Finances in Better Shape for the New Normal

With some states slowly opening back up their economies while others extend shelter in place orders, you may have lots of free time on your hand even …
May 21, 2020
10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
retirement

10 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?
May 1, 2020
5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard
Retirement

5 Ways This Recession Hits Retirees Particularly Hard

April 15, 2020
Time-Tested Tactics to Build Your Wealth
investing

Time-Tested Tactics to Build Your Wealth

We have doled out a lot of good advice over the 70 years we’ve been publishing Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.
April 3, 2020
22 Secrets to Save Money on Travel
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.
March 27, 2020
7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach
Digital Binary Code on Dark Red BG. Data Breach Concept
credit & debt

7 Things to Do Right Away If You're a Victim of a Data Breach

In today's digital age, data breaches have become all too common and leave unsuspecting consumers vulnerable to a host of identity theft issues.
March 6, 2020
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
home

Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
February 26, 2020
How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2020?
401(k)s

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2020?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $63,500 for retirement in a solo 401(k) in 2020, depending on age and compensation.
February 24, 2020
How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2020?
IRAs

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2020?

The maximum SEP IRA contribution is higher for 2020 than it was for 2019.
February 24, 2020
How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2020?
401(k)s

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2020?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 for 2020. Plus, workers 50 and older can also save an extra amount for retirement.
February 24, 2020