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Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?

The federal government will enjoy an off day on Inauguration Day, but the stock and bond markets alike will conduct business as usual.
January 19, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?

Both the stock markets and bond markets will have Monday off as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2021
Biden Proposes $15 Minimum Wage
Politics

Biden Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

As part of his $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, President-elect Biden proposed an increase in the federal minimum wage.
January 15, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?

New Year's Day will be a stock market holiday, but investors have a full day of trading to look forward to on New Year's Eve before kissing 2020 goodb…
January 15, 2021
Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships
Making Your Money Last

Retirees' Guide to Do’s and Don’ts of Business Partnerships

Know some of the business partnership pros and cons before diving in. A business partnership agreement is a good place to start.
January 11, 2021

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POLL: How the Pandemic Has Shaken Up Retirement Planning
Coronavirus and Your Money

POLL: How the Pandemic Has Shaken Up Retirement Planning

Many Americans say they plan to delay retirement so they can work longer and boost savings.
January 7, 2021
15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
Making Your Money Last

15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties

If you’re searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit, these websites will guide you to foreclosures to buy.
January 6, 2021
Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups
Divorce

Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups

Gray divorce issues include weaving through the complications of splitting pensions, 401(k)s and more before the process is complete.
January 4, 2021
A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard
Making Your Money Last

A Retirement Home Is a Tiny House in the Kids’ Backyard

A tiny home in retirement could be a more-affordable way to downsize and still be close to family.
December 31, 2020
Stock Market Holidays in 2021
Markets

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.
December 30, 2020
$300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Included in Stimulus Bill
Coronavirus and Your Money

$300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Included in Stimulus Bill

The bill provides temporary expanded relief to the unemployed in the form of additional payments, longer benefit periods, and help for the self-employ…
December 28, 2020
Save Money With an Electric Car
Buying & Leasing a Car

Save Money With an Electric Car

Although some are still a pricey luxury, we found EVs that are fun, affordable and eligible for tax incentives.
December 26, 2020
Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score
Raising Money-Smart Kids

Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score

Naming your child as an authorized user on your credit card can be a great way to set them up with a healthy credit report.
December 26, 2020
Get Your Retirement Back on Course
Coronavirus and Your Money

Get Your Retirement Back on Course

Even the most diligent savers can encounter obstacles on the road to retirement, but the past few months have delivered unprecedented hazards. We’ll h…
December 26, 2020
Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise
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Rapper Moves From Music to Merchandise

This rapper has pivoted from putting on live shows to selling T-shirts and tote bags.
December 24, 2020
How to Stay Safe on the Slopes
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Stay Safe on the Slopes

Ski resorts have made changes to deal with COVID. Here’s what to expect.
December 24, 2020
The Best Robo Adviser for You
Financial Advisers

The Best Robo Adviser for You

We sort through the evolving world of automated investment services, including some that offer a human touch.
December 23, 2020
A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)
Coronavirus and Your Money

A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)

PPP loans are getting a second life. There will be some helpful changes, like tax deductions for expenses paid with forgiven loan proceeds.
December 23, 2020
Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money
Starting a Family

Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money

Sharing a life means it’s time to talk finances.
December 22, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?

The stock market will take a pause on Thanksgiving, but investors will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Friday.
December 21, 2020
5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving
Brandon Copeland

5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland explains five steps that can help you amplify your charitable endeavors.
December 21, 2020
Smaller IRA Withdrawals Coming Up
Coronavirus and Your Money

Smaller IRA Withdrawals Coming Up

Starting in 2022, the amount you’ll be required to withdraw from your retirement accounts after age 72 will decline modestly—which means your tax bill…
December 20, 2020
A Memoir to Record Your Life Story
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A Memoir to Record Your Life Story

Engaging with a company that will write your life story could be a lasting gift to yourself or a family member.
December 18, 2020
Work From Home, Wherever That Is
Coronavirus and Your Money

Work From Home, Wherever That Is

The pandemic has made it easier to work from a distance, but some far-flung workers have to follow special rules for taxes, health care and insurance.…
December 16, 2020
Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
Making Your Money Last

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

If you’ve added a dog or cat to your family, consider pet insurance to manage routine and unexpected veterinary bills.
December 16, 2020