How to Find the Best Retirement Community for You
A retirement community can be a great option as you age. Here are seven steps to finding the right one for you.
Five Ways to Embrace Inclusion in Your Estate Planning
You can create positive change by applying inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) principles when you plan your estate.
By Allison L. Lee, Esq. Published
Kiplinger Jobs Outlook: Pickup in Job Growth Not Likely to Last
Economic Forecasts Job growth jumped in November as striking autoworkers returned to work.
By David Payne Last updated
5 Ways a Bad Credit Report Can Hurt You
credit & debt A bad credit report or low credit score can do more than just affect your ability to get a loan.
By Cameron Huddleston Last updated
When Is the Next Fed Meeting?
The next Fed meeting is forecast to bring another pause in interest rate hikes.
By Dan Burrows Last updated
Three Essential Strategies for Managing Your Inheritance
Before you start spending your windfall, take some time to figure out your taxes, how you might invest and what your long-term plan looks like.
By Christopher C. Giambrone, CFP®, AIF® Published
Hospice Is Often Misunderstood: What Is It, and Who Is It For?
Many of us neglect end-of-life preparations until we’re forced to make difficult decisions in the moment. How can hospice care fit into that planning?
By Sharon Collins Casey, Esq. Published
The Wash Sale Rule: Six Things You Need to Know
Wash Sale Rule The wash sale rule is important when you are selling and rebuying stocks to offset losses.
By Kelley R. Taylor Last updated
Taxes on Retirees: A State by State Guide
Retirement Taxes See how each state treats retirees when it comes to income, sales, property, and other taxes.
By Katelyn Washington Last updated
Best Bond Funds to Buy
Investing for Income The best bond funds provide investors with income and stability – and are worthy additions to any well-balanced portfolios.
By Jeff Reeves Last updated
Cheap Vacation Alternatives to Popular Places
Travel Kiplinger selected nine of the most popular — and priciest — travel destinations in the country and found similar but more affordable alternatives.
By Stacy Rapacon Last updated
What Is a Good Credit Score?
Having a good credit score can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on credit cards, mortgages and other loans.
By Ellen Kennedy Last updated
Inside the Kiplinger Advisor Collective: Broaden Your Influence in the Financial Industry
Take a look at what this exclusive membership has to offer and how you can join today.
By Alexandra Svokos Last updated
Six Steps to Take if You've Recently Inherited Money From a Loved One
It’s important to deal with the emotional aspect first before tackling the financial one.
By Kiplinger Advisor Collective Published
Alaska Airlines to Buy Hawaiian: Get Bonus Miles Now
How to use the Alaska Airlines credit card and frequent flyer program to save on trips to Hawaii, Alaska and beyond.
By Ellen Kennedy Published
11 Reasons to Consider a 1031 Exchange
Deferring capital gains taxes might be at the top of the list, but growing your portfolio and your wealth and helping with estate planning are also compelling reasons.
By Daniel Goodwin Published
Why It’s Time to Give Bonds Another Look
Yields are much more attractive now, but you should use discretion to find the bond allocation that’s best for you.
By Bill Aldrich, CLU® Published
Best Silver ETFs to Buy Now
commodities Silver will always sit in gold's media shadow, but the best silver ETFs can help you enjoy runs of outperformance.
By Kyle Woodley Last updated
The Best Gold ETFs With Low Costs
gold These gold ETFs provide investors with numerous ways to play the metal, from direct exposure to stock-related angles, on the cheap.
By Kyle Woodley Last updated
What’s the Best Medigap Plan?
Medicare The 10 Medigap plans offer different levels of benefits that pay for expenses not covered by original Medicare.
By Jackie Stewart Last updated
Amazon vs. Walmart: Who Has the Cheaper Grocery Prices?
Amazon handily beat Walmart for the lowest prices on food and consumables, a study shows. In other categories, things tightened up.
By Kathryn Pomroy Last updated
Estate Planning and the Legal Quirks of Retiree Cohabitation
Creating an estate plan for an unmarried couple is already challenging, but when the cohabitating couple are in their golden years, it’s especially tricky.
By David Handler, J.D. Published
Seven Financial Planning Stops to Put on Your Map to Financial Security
Creating a comprehensive plan is just the start, though. Checking in regularly to make sure you’re still on track is imperative.
By Michael E. Lewis II, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Published
Will Savings Rates Keep Going Up in 2023?
As savings rates begin to fall, consider locking in rates while their still high.
By Erin Bendig Last updated
Best No-Penalty CD Rates
A no-penalty CD is a type of certificate of deposit that allows individuals to withdraw funds early without a fee. Right now, some of the best ones are offering rates of over 4%.
By Erin Bendig Last updated
Seven Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
By Donna LeValley Last updated
Best Bitcoin and Crypto ETFs to Buy Now
cryptocurrency After a long crypto winter, Bitcoin and other digital currencies are once again on the rise. These bitcoin and crypto ETFs will give you exposure to the space.
By Will Ashworth Last updated
The Kiplinger 25: Our Favorite No-Load Mutual Funds
The Kiplinger 25 The Kiplinger 25 is a list of our top no-load mutual funds that have proven capable of weathering any storm.
By Nellie S. Huang Last updated
How to Measure the Health of Your Retirement Plan
These five key indicators can help you make decisions based on the overall performance of your retirement plan rather than individual variables.
By Brian Skrobonja, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) Published
Four Easy Ways to Get Yourself Fired
Being a standout on the job can sometimes be as simple as showing up to meetings on time, responding promptly to requests, doing your homework and not being a jerk.
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. Published