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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
As the "Ask Kim" columnist for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Lankford receives hundreds of personal finance questions from readers every month. She is the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance -- and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan, 2006), Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007) and The Kiplinger/BBB Personal Finance Guide for Military Families. She is frequently featured as a financial expert on television and radio, including NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio.
Making tax-free gifts to charity from an IRA is gaining in popularity among older investors, thanks to changes under the new tax law. Here’s what you need to know to make a qualified charitable distribution.
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Taking early retirement? Here's how to lower health insurance premiums until you're eligible for Medicare.
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The sudden windfall won't reduce your benefits. Here's why.
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Getting ready to enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan for 2019? You may have more plans to choose from, the premiums may be lower, and some Medicare Advantage plans are adding benefits. ...
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A new surcharge tier will kick in for 2019 for people with the highest incomes.
Medicare covers the bulk of your health care expenses after you turn 65. But Medicare's rules can be confusing and mistakes costly. If you don't make the right choices to fill in the gaps, you could end ...
While recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment, workers will have more of their income subject to the Social Security tax.
The rules vary by company.
Rates didn’t change, but they’re pegged to your income instead of your tax bracket.
The new tax law changed the rules. Now you can take a casualty loss deduction only if your home is in a federally declared disaster area.
As you shift your focus from saving for retirement to withdrawing money in retirement, an annuity can be a crucial part of your income strategy. An annuity can provide guaranteed income that lasts for ...
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You'll need the proper paperwork to obtain grades, health records.
Use our strategies during open enrollment to get the best coverage at the best price.
Smart strategies for increasing your coverage and lowering costs.
If you haven't been in contact with your investment firm, your state may be quicker to seize your account as abandoned property.
More insurers are offering individual policies compared to previous years. Here's what you should know.
An HSA offers several tax benefits you can take advantage of.