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Updated Exclusive Social Security Benefits Forecast: COLA Likely to Jump to 4.5% in 2022
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Updated Exclusive Social Security Benefits Forecast: COLA Likely to Jump to 4.5% in 2022

This would be the largest cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security benefits since 2008.
May 12, 2021
What's Your Strategy for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits?
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What's Your Strategy for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits?

Deciding when to start taking your Social Security benefits can have significant financial consequences. Here are some of the factors you should think…
May 6, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Pr…
April 30, 2021
The Challenges and Joys for Grandparents Raising Grandkids
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The Challenges and Joys for Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Grandparents, who are unexpectedly caring for grandchildren, face a number of legal and financial obstacles. It's essential they seek out support.
April 30, 2021
The Benefits of Working Longer
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The Benefits of Working Longer

Delaying retirement for a couple of years—or even a few months—is the most effective way to improve your retirement security.
April 29, 2021

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Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery
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Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery

Confidence is key to the recovery, but the sentiment depends on consumers’ financial circumstances.
April 29, 2021
Meet the Stock Market's New Investors
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Meet the Stock Market's New Investors

A new wave of mostly young and fearless individual investors is taking the stock market by storm.
April 29, 2021
Reliving a Harlem Renaissance
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Reliving a Harlem Renaissance

After a tough winter, two sisters look forward to reviving their restaurant’s business.
April 29, 2021
4 Ways to Use Mobile Wallets
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4 Ways to Use Mobile Wallets

Beyond contactless payments, mobile wallets let you send money to a friend, get cash-back rewards and more.
April 28, 2021
Surprise Medical Bills Are Coming to an End
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Surprise Medical Bills Are Coming to an End

With the No Surprises Act taking effect in 2022, patients will no longer live in fear of receiving an unexpected and exorbitant medical bill for emerg…
April 27, 2021
Veteran Financial Advice to the NFL's New "Overnight Millionaires"
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Veteran Financial Advice to the NFL's New "Overnight Millionaires"

As the NFL Draft looms, Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland offers guidance to those about to receive a boatload of …
April 26, 2021
Stock Market Holidays in 2021
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Stock Market Holidays in 2021

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2021.
April 26, 2021
Home Upgrades that Pay Off
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Home Upgrades that Pay Off

Some affordable renovations recoup most of their cost when you sell.
April 24, 2021
How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefits
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How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefits

There are a few tools you can use to calculate your Social Security benefits, including signing up for a my Social Security account.
April 23, 2021
7 Ways to Utilize Your Life Insurance Policy’s Cash Value
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7 Ways to Utilize Your Life Insurance Policy’s Cash Value

If you no longer need life insurance, don't just cancel the policy and cash out. Instead, consider one of these strategies to capitalize on its value …
April 23, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The Dates May Have Leaked
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021? The Dates May Have Leaked

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. It looks like Pr…
April 22, 2021
The Essentials You Need for an Estate Plan
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The Essentials You Need for an Estate Plan

You can reduce stress and expenses for yourself and your family if you develop an estate plan that includes these important documents.
April 21, 2021
Social Security Earnings Tests: 5 Things You Must Know
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Social Security Earnings Tests: 5 Things You Must Know

If you’re still working and claim Social Security early, your benefits could be reduced, at least temporarily.
April 14, 2021
How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money
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How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money

Many older adults look forward to seeing the world once they retire. Here are some tips for those who are single and looking for adventure.
April 8, 2021
4 Steps to a Happy Single Retirement
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4 Steps to a Happy Single Retirement

The number of seniors who are single and childless is growing. This group needs to be purposeful as they think about their health and finances and fos…
April 8, 2021
How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement
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How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement

Applying for a Social Security replacement card, especially online, can be fairly straightforward. You just need the right documentation on hand.
April 2, 2021
Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect
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Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect

An RV's steep price tag means lenders may have stricter requirements, such as a higher credit score and additional documentation, for borrowers.
April 1, 2021
RV Insurance: Everything You Must Know
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RV Insurance: Everything You Must Know

Selecting the right RV insurance is a big decision to protect your investment. Here's what you should know about the costs and different coverage type…
April 1, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?

While the stock markets get a full day off for Good Friday, bond traders aren't so lucky this year.
April 1, 2021
20 Ways to Save on Health Care
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20 Ways to Save on Health Care

From maximizing insurance benefits to shopping for discounts to funding tax-advantaged accounts, these tips will lower your costs no matter how you ge…
March 31, 2021