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Rivan V. Stinson

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Latest Features

December 2017

It Might Be Time for a New Driver's License

Make sure your ID meets requirements for air travel.

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Kip Tips
November 2017

5 Signs You're Buying a Flood-Damaged Car

A used vehicle with a superlow price may have been submerged in the recent hurricanes.

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August 2017

Great Apps for Tackling a To-Do List

Too busy to spend time on important but mundane tasks? Your smartphone may be able to help.

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July 2017

Watch Out for Phony IRS Collectors

As Uncle Sam cracks down on overdue taxes, scammers are moving to cash in.

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June 2017

Banks Roll Out Cardless ATM Access

Enhanced mobile apps let you withdraw cash with a smartphone.

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Family Finances
April 2017

Why Your Water Bill Is Going Up

Even though we’re using less water, the pipes need fixing, so utilities are charging more.

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Kip Tips
December 2016

Give the Gift of College

Instead of giving kids toys and video games, open a 529 college savings plan or student loan savings account for them and contribute to it.

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Starting Out
November 2016

How $5 and the Stash App Turned Me Into an Investor

Super-low minimums and smartphone accessibility make it easy for young investors to learn the ropes.

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Healthy Living on a Budget
October 2016

Gyms for Older Exercisers

Move on from the budget gyms, and step to a higher-level health club.

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Leisure Spending
October 2016

Rent Luxury Cars or Boats

Sample the high life with luxury cars or boats, or lend yours out for cash.

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May 2016

Beware Bogus Apartment Rental Ads

Too-good-to-be-true apartments offered on Craigslist may not exist.

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Kip Tips
September 2017

Your Mobile Phone Could Get Hacked, Too

Crooks send texts that may trick you into allowing access to your phone’s info.

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Economic Forecasts
December 2017

Seniors, Savers Benefit From Cost-of-Living Increases in 2018

Higher inflation has its advantages.

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