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Ask Kip

Kiplinger reporters and editors answer readers’ real-life personal-finance questions.

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How Long You Must Wait to Make Penalty-Free Withdrawals After Converting to a Roth IRA

The timing of converting money from a traditional IRA to a Roth can affect how long you must wait before you’re allowed to withdraw money without penalty.

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Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

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Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

These 17 states offer a break from sales tax on back-to-school essentials, clothing, hunting gear and even appliances this summer.

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Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

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Are Tech Stocks Nearing Another Bubble Burst?

Don’t buy the chorus of "This time is different."

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Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

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Rising Dividends Lift This Fund

T. Rowe Price Dividend Growth is staying ahead thanks to big gains at Ball, Air Products & Chemicals and Danaher, among others.

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Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

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Claim Social Security at the Right Time

Retirees are forfeiting an average of $111,000 per household by filing for benefits early.

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Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

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Make Sure Your Spouse Has Your Passwords

It’s critical for women to have access to key financial information as well as passwords to electronic records and devices.

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Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

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Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.

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Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

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New-Car Shopping for the Introvert: Still a Hassle

For new-car shoppers, the quest to find a fair, fixed price and complete the transaction online remains elusive.

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Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

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Municipals Rock On

If there’s something negative to be said about muni bonds, I’ve heard it. And I’m still not buying this fear and loathing.

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Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.

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Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

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Will You Have to Pay More Sales Taxes on Your Online Purchases?

One thing’s for sure: Consumers who live in one of the five states without a sales tax won’t be affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

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Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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Picking Stocks: It’s Okay to Go With Your Gut

Investing in a Big Idea is more fun than other investing strategies, potentially more profitable and not necessarily more risky.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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Go Ahead, Have a Latte

You can still enjoy life a little by following the old chestnut to pay yourself first.

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My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

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R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal

Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.

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Practical Investing

Real-world advice for the day-to-day management of your investment portfolio.

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Tap Into Market Sentiment Before Investing

Find out what the herd thinks, then head in the other direction.

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Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

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3 Ways Annuities Can Help Boomers Reduce Retirement Risk

Who doesn't fear outliving their savings? Here are some specific insurance solutions that can help calm those fears.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf

Learn from the same valuable insights that Kiplinger reporters and editors find in the pages on their own bookshelves and nightstands.

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Nickel and Dimed

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Millennial Money

Millennial Money educates millennials about the fundamentals of personal finance. The column is written by staff members who fall into the millennial generation and who are themselves grappling with issues ranging from budgeting to buying a home to saving for long-term goals.

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Wipe Out Debt, One Step at a Time

Pay off debt with the highest interest first, stick to a schedule and automate payments.

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To Your Health

Wise insights that will help keep you healthy -- and your wallet fat.

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Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.

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Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

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Insurance for a Learning Driver

Adding a teen driver to your plan will raise premiums, but there are things you can do to help reduce them.

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