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What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday
Charity

What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday

After draining their wallets to buy holiday gifts, Americans will dig deeper into their pockets for charities on Giving Tuesday.
November 29, 2021
Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds
Basics

Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds

A savings or money market deposit account is best for quick cash, but I bonds can fit into a longer-term savings plan.
November 29, 2021
12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals
Costco

12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals

The warehouse club giant’s holiday shopping deals don’t stop with Black Friday. It has plenty of hot deals for Cyber Monday, too, and some of them inc…
November 29, 2021
10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2021
personal finance

10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2021

Kiplinger’s annual roundup of economic good news, technological advances, and medical breakthroughs for you to celebrate on Thanksgiving and throughou…
November 24, 2021
Where to Invest in 2022
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Where to Invest in 2022

Investors will have to curb their enthusiasm as markets get back to normal.
November 24, 2021

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Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2021?

Take your time with the turkey: The stock market will indeed be closed on Thanksgiving. But you will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Fr…
November 24, 2021
There's No Vaccine Against Inflation
Economic Forecasts

There's No Vaccine Against Inflation

Prices should ease in 2022, but inflation will remain above the levels of recent years.
November 23, 2021
Preparing for a New Life
Politics

Preparing for a New Life

While this Afghan refugee waits for resettlement, she is working to bring her family to the U.S.
November 23, 2021
Lower Taxes on Required Minimum Distributions
Tax Breaks

Lower Taxes on Required Minimum Distributions

When you turn 72, you’ll have to start taking minimum distributions from your traditional IRA and 401(k). These strategies will help trim what you owe…
November 23, 2021
SoFi's Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

SoFi's Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook

SoFi's head of investment strategy sees rising rates as one of the hurdles facing stocks in 2022.
November 23, 2021
Best Black Friday Deals at Costco
Costco

Best Black Friday Deals at Costco

The venerated warehouse chain unleashes holiday bargains in hopes you’ll also snap up Costco’s Kirkland Signature house-brand line of goods as well.
November 23, 2021
It Still Pays to Wait to Claim Social Security
Financial Planning

It Still Pays to Wait to Claim Social Security

Despite dire headlines about the Social Security trust fund, you will be better off waiting to collect benefits.
November 23, 2021
How to Choose the Right Payment App
banking

How to Choose the Right Payment App

Using PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and other apps is convenient, but there are pros and cons to each.
November 23, 2021
Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big
Smart Buying

Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big

Competition is fierce, and carriers are dangling free phones and streaming subscriptions.
November 23, 2021
Roth IRA Basics: 11 Things You Must Know
Financial Planning

Roth IRA Basics: 11 Things You Must Know

A Roth IRA can be a great way to save for retirement since the accounts have no required minimum distributions and you withdraw the money tax-free.
November 23, 2021
The Basics of Required Minimum Distributions: 12 Things You Must Know About RMDs
Financial Planning

The Basics of Required Minimum Distributions: 12 Things You Must Know About RMDs

Retirement savers who are 72 must start withdrawing funds from tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Here’s what you need to know about required minimum…
November 22, 2021
Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know
Basics

Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know

A traditional IRA can be a powerful retirement-savings tool but you need to understand contribution limits, RMDs, rules for beneficiaries under the SE…
November 22, 2021
What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed
Making Your Money Last

What to Do If Your Credit Card Is Closed

The issuer may restore your account with the previous terms, or it may request that you reapply for the card.
November 22, 2021
5 of the Best Financial Gifts for Grandkids
gift ideas

5 of the Best Financial Gifts for Grandkids

If you've been giving your grandchildren cash for the holidays, now is a good time to rethink that. There are other financial gifts that will help tea…
November 22, 2021
Donate Crypto for a Tax Break
Financial Planning

Donate Crypto for a Tax Break

If you're wondering how to avoid taxes from selling crypto that's appreciated significantly, one answer might be in a donor-advised fund.
November 22, 2021
The Return of Student Loan Payments
Paying for College

The Return of Student Loan Payments

A pandemic reprieve on student loan payments ends in January. If you still need financial help, there are steps you can take.
November 22, 2021
Watch Out for Job Listing Fraud
Scams

Watch Out for Job Listing Fraud

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to find new employment in 2022, be on guard against job-listing scams.
November 22, 2021
Why Retirees Who Don't Consider ESG Investing Are Making a Big Mistake
retirement planning

Why Retirees Who Don't Consider ESG Investing Are Making a Big Mistake

More investors are taking into account environmental, social and governance principles when making decisions. That's because of the potential for lowe…
November 18, 2021
Renting a Car over the Holidays Will Be a Trip
cars

Renting a Car over the Holidays Will Be a Trip

Chip shortages, the pandemic and a surge in demand will combine to make renting a car a challenge. Here’s our best advice to find a rental you can aff…
November 17, 2021
2021 Holiday Travel May Not Be Jolly
Travel

2021 Holiday Travel May Not Be Jolly

With shortages threatening holiday vacations, here’s what to expect — and what you can do.
November 17, 2021