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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.
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Be sure your financial pro is looking out for your best interest.
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The best financial adviser for you should work to serve your unique needs.
When you have competing priorities, you may need more assistance sorting through your financial picture.
The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.
At this stage of life, a robo adviser with a low minimum asset requirement may be sufficient, but you might also consider a financial planner who charges a flat fee or by the hour for extra help with broader planning.
Before you embark on a shopping spree in any of the 10 worst states for sales taxes, make extra room in your budget. These states' sales tax rates are high, and local sales taxes can push the tab even ...
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This is may be your last chance to claim some tax deductions. We help you make the most of them.
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