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If you lose your job or face a large, unforeseen expense, are you prepared?
More than $32,000 disappeared from my brokerage account. The struggle of getting it back revealed the downsides of using online brokers and investing in foreign stocks.
The next concern: Economists worry that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt-ceiling deal.
Electronic payments are increasing, but a cashless economy has drawbacks.
If your health insurance plan dropped your drugs from their formulary, you still have options.
Scams targeting seniors are still growing, but safeguards are being built.
Corporate buyers will sell your home in a hurry, and you don’t need to lift a finger.
Index funds benefit investors in other ways besides low fees. Trading expenses and tax consequences are minimal.
When portfolio managers are buying, they think like business owners. But when they sell, they too often devolve into stock jockeys.
To avoid conflicts, both you and your spouse should visualize what a day in retirement might look like.
Even if you have to pay for tax software, it’s cheaper than hiring a tax preparer.
A bequest could change your life, but don’t quit your day job.
You’re required to take money out of retirement accounts when you turn 70½, but you can minimize the tax bite.
Why you should still be periodically checking all three credit reports.
All plans with the same letter have the same coverage, but prices can vary by company.
You’re now able to withdraw up to $10,000 tax-free from a 529 plan each year for K-12 tuition.
Seventy-eight of the top 100 U.S. merchants can now handle contactless transactions, and more contactless cards are rolling out.
Some colleges blur the lines between loans and grants.
These companies are set to benefit from trends that will shape our world.
Confused about K-1s or capital gains? Here’s what you need to know.
The champion of low-cost index investing changed mutual funds forever.
Our Practical Investing columnist, Kathy Kristof, says goodbye to her readers.
Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.
This fund may lag when foreign stocks are on a tear, but it holds steady when they slide.
Our favorite stocks for dividend income are rebounding well after the 2018 correction.
The veteran manager of this Kiplinger 25 fund has retired, but the new leaders have proven ready since taking the reins last year.
If you have a grand to spare, we have recommendations on ways to spend it.
Most market sayings have a statistical basis—but some are more wacky than useful