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Ask Kip

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

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Health Plans for Early Retirees

Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.

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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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Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers

Get an early start on your Mother's Day shopping so shipping delays don't thwart your best intentions.

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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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Earnings Reports for the Week of May 25-29 (COST, DG, ULTA)

Check out our weekly earnings calendar and read the latest quarterly earnings previews.

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Fund Watch

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

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The Fed Is Buying ETFs. Now What?

The Federal Reserve's plan to hoover up $750 billion in bond funds could have some serious long-term consquences.

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Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

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The Employee Retention Tax Credit Helps Keep Workers Working

The credit is worth up to $5,000 per paid employee for businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic that continue to keep employees on the payroll.

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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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Staying Calm in a Crisis

Keep a stock allocation that you can live with and still sleep well.

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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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A Salute to Money Smart Moms

Today's mothers are in a perfect position to share their experiences in the workforce and as investors.

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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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How to Buy a Car (for Less!) During COVID-19

Safety first, but don’t rule out the old-school approach of just picking up the phone and calling your local dealer.

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Income Investing

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

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Treasuries: America’s Best Product?

Whatever you think about politics or politicians, in tough times investors will do well to bet on the government.

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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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U.S. Manufacturing Is Already Ailing from Coronavirus

Supplies are hard to come by, and in the longer-term demand may be at risk.

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Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk

These stocks can withstand the shocks that are becoming more common in our interconnected world.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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Reaching for a Lifeline

The theme of this issue is what to do about your money in the time of the coronavirus and a distressed economy.

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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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How to Handle a Bear Market

If you’ve got to take action, boost your savings rate or scout for mispriced securities. And check that your portfolio is in line with your goals.

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Practical Investing

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

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How to Read an Annual Report

Focusing on the highlights can tip you off to important trends.

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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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We Exited the Stock Market the Day Before the Pandemic Was Declared

How we knew to sell, why we think it was smart, and what you can do now.

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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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My First Bear Market, By the Book

I'm boosting my 401(k) contributions now that my gym membership and student loan payments are on hold.

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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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How to Fund a Memorial Scholarship to Honor a Veteran

With the help of a college or community foundation, you can establish a scholarship in the name of a loved one to help students in perpetuity.

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