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Rivan V. Stinson

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Mortgages & Refinancing
November 2018

Getting a Loan Could Get Easier

UltraFICO will benefit young people and retirees with limited credit history.

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401(k)s
August 2018

What Is a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan?

A 401(k) is a retirement plan sponsored by an employer that offers employees tax incentives to save money for retirement from their paychecks.

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Smart Buying
October 2018

Protect Your Online Purchases

Utilize free ship-to-store services or retail lockers to thwart porch pirates.

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Millennial Money
October 2018

Earn Extra Income With a Side Hustle

Many people choose a business that takes advantage of skills they’ve developed at a 9-to-5 job.

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Smart Buying
November 2018

Best Money Software and Web Sites

Here's how to save more the next time you shop for household goods, buy auto insurance, purchase prescription drugs plus more.

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Travel
October 2018

Online Travel Agencies Roll Out the Rewards

Travelers can score deep discounts or cash back on hotel rooms.

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Smart Buying
August 2018

Peer-to-Peer Payments Made Easier

These prepaid cards are linked to peer-to-peer accounts.

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Fund Watch
August 2018

Baron Global Advantage Bets Big on Tech

The managers for this large-company global stock fund scout for companies that invest aggressively for growth.

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Saving for Retirement
July 2018

Portland, Maine: A Great Place to Retire for Your Health

An old city bounded by water, Portland offers a small-town feel with big-city amenities, like Maine Medical Center.

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Kip Tips
July 2018

RVs for a Dollar a Day

Who says a dollar doesn’t go far? You can rent an RV for as little as a buck a day – and even get free gas.

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Kip Tips
July 2018

Skip the Sales Tax

Save money back-to-school shopping in 17 states with sales tax holidays this summer.

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Travel
July 2018

Watch Out for Online Travel Traps

Travel websites may not give you the full story on costs.

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Travel
June 2018

Expect More Scrutiny From the TSA

Enroll in one of these programs to skip longer lines at airport security.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a SIMPLE IRA for 2018?

The amount workers at small businesses can contribute to a SIMPLE IRA for 2018 is unchanged from 2017, but there are ways to boost retirement savings.

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Saving for Retirement
April 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan in 2018?

Federal workers and military personnel can save up to $18,500 in TSP retirement accounts for 2018. In 2019, the limits jumps to $19,000. Some savers can make additional catch-up contributions.

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Millennial Money
April 2018

The Risks of Paying Peer to Peer

Fraudsters are using payment apps such as Paypal and Zelle to trick you out of your money.

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Saving for Retirement
March 2018

How Much Can You Contribute to a 457 Plan in 2018?

State and local government workers can contribute $18,500 to 457 plans for 2018. In 2019, the contribution limit climbs to $19,000. Some workers can make additional catch-up contributions.

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