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Kiplinger’s Economic Outlooks

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.
June 17, 2020
No Social Security COLA Increase Likely for 2021
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No Social Security COLA Increase Likely for 2021

Retirees and others should temper hopes of a cost-of-living increase for 2021, and the effect might last even longer.
May 15, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag
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Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag

Localities that have pushed reusable bags are backing off as the plastics industry argues their disposable bags are safer.
April 20, 2020
PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying

There’s a reason the money’s all gone — the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses are generous.
April 17, 2020
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Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen
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Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen

Consumers will look askance at anything they’re asked to touch, leading to a surge in app usage and other alternatives to contacting public screens.
April 16, 2020

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Coronavirus Drugs Already in the Pipeline
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Coronavirus Drugs Already in the Pipeline

It's not just chloroquine. Other existing medicines are being brought to bear against COVID-19. We look at what drugs have promise against COVID-19, a…
March 27, 2020
How Hard Will Coronavirus Hit U.S., Global Economies?
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How Hard Will Coronavirus Hit U.S., Global Economies?

COVID-19 poses serious risk of economic damage, possibly even a recession, even as its health impacts will be limited.
March 26, 2020
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Tax Credits for College Expenses
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Tax Credits for College Expenses

With the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning credit, Uncle Sam helps you defray some of the costs of getting a higher education.
February 4, 2020
3 Types of Home-Related Insurance to Consider
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3 Types of Home-Related Insurance to Consider

Do some research to find out what you'll need for your home.
January 3, 2019
How to Calculate Your Net Worth
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How to Calculate Your Net Worth

Run an inventory of your assets and liabilities to find out how much you're worth.
March 23, 2018
Kids and Money
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Kids and Money

Here's how to teach your children the value of money, establish an allowance system and get them to save.
March 5, 2018
2014 Economic Outlook, State by State
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2014 Economic Outlook, State by State

Kiplinger forecasts a 2.6% growth rate nationally next year, after a projected 2% gain in 2013. Here are our growth forecasts for all 50 states for 20…
October 4, 2017
Find the Best Credit Card Deals
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Find the Best Credit Card Deals

The latest and greatest deals by category as tracked by Bankrate.com.
October 3, 2017
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Warning Signs of Too Much Debt
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Warning Signs of Too Much Debt

You're headed for trouble if you pick up these distress signals.
October 3, 2017
10 Predictions for 2017 on the Stock Market, the Economy, Tax Reform and More
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10 Predictions for 2017 on the Stock Market, the Economy, Tax Reform and More

The Kiplinger Letter’s annual outlook reveals what to expect from the U.S. economy, the Trump administration, tax reform efforts, energy prices, the s…
January 2, 2017
How to Get a Good Deal on Auto Insurance
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How to Get a Good Deal on Auto Insurance

Car-insurance premiums can be a big-ticket expense. Here are some ways to lower insurance bills.
December 21, 2016
Bond Basics: Getting Started
investing

Bond Basics: Getting Started

Understand the concepts of yield, maturity, interest and price.
December 19, 2016
How to Pick a Financial Planner
credit & debt

How to Pick a Financial Planner

Candidates aren't hard to come by. Here's how to find the right one for you.
December 19, 2016
What Your Homeowners Policy Covers
insurance

What Your Homeowners Policy Covers

A breakdown of what is and isn't included with your insurance coverage.
December 19, 2016
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How to Size up Banks and Savings and Loans
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How to Size up Banks and Savings and Loans

Six factors to consider when selecting an institution for your daily banking needs.
December 19, 2016
How to Set Financial Goals
investing

How to Set Financial Goals

The most important step toward financial security is to translate it into your own terms.
December 19, 2016
The Best Card for Your Credit Style
credit & debt

The Best Card for Your Credit Style

Zero in on the best card by figuring out how you handle credit.
December 19, 2016
Forces That Affect Your Estate Plan
retirement

Forces That Affect Your Estate Plan

From probate and ownership division to the taxing arm of Uncle Sam, here are four things that can influence what happens to your belongings.
December 16, 2016
What Kind of Life Insurance Should You Buy?
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What Kind of Life Insurance Should You Buy?

For most, term insurance is the best choice, but it varies depending on what you want.
December 16, 2016
Stock Basics: Establish Your Game Plan
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Stock Basics: Establish Your Game Plan

A personalized approach and investing at regular intervals are the best ways to build wealth.
December 16, 2016