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7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement
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7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement

If you want a long and fulfilling retirement, you need more than money. Here are the most valuable retirement assets to have (besides money), and how …
August 3, 2020
Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar
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Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar

Check out our earnings calendar for the upcoming week, as well as our previews of the more noteworthy reports.
August 2, 2020
5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement
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5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement

Don’t pay more than you have to. It all starts with a thorough understanding of the basics of how retirement income is taxed.
August 2, 2020
Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy
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Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy

One 70-year-old’s story highlights the challenges. Prepare for more paperwork and hoops to jump through than you could imagine.
August 2, 2020
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Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores
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Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores

Blowout earnings from Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) led another charge by the Nasdaq on Friday.
July 31, 2020

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Apple’s Stock Split Could Dampen the Dow
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Apple’s Stock Split Could Dampen the Dow

iPhone maker Apple (AAPL), currently the most important stock in the blue-chip average, will see its influence decline substantially after a 4-for-1 s…
July 31, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News
Markets

Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News

The U.S. suffers its worst GDP drop in history, jobless claims rise and a host of other headlines converged to send the market to mixed results Thursd…
July 30, 2020
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The 7 Best Funds for Beginners
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The 7 Best Funds for Beginners

New investors have it better than ever. The best mutual funds and ETFs for beginners feature no minimum investments, dirt-cheap fees and broad market …
July 30, 2020
U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2
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U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented collapse in economic activity.
July 30, 2020
These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary
estate planning

These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary

"Per stirpes" vs. "per capita." Making the wrong choice could cause an estate planning disaster.
July 30, 2020
Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now
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Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now

Ongoing market volatility and economic strain caused by the pandemic are derailing many retirement strategies, but there are steps you can take to sho…
July 30, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/29/20: Big Tech Gets Grilled; Stocks Keep Cooking
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Stock Market Today 7/29/20: Big Tech Gets Grilled; Stocks Keep Cooking

Big Tech stocks pushed higher Wednesday as their CEOs were questioned on Capital Hill, and Kodak's (KODK) incredible ascent continued.
July 29, 2020
Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO
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Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO

Fear of missing out can put you in debt, but social distancing means no one’s missing out on anything these days. Financially, that’s great news, espe…
July 29, 2020
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Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?
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Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?

If you ask your broker, the answer may be no. But don’t just accept that response. Know what your policy covers, and how to protect yourself.
July 29, 2020
Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions
Roth IRAs

Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions

Yes, Roth IRAs are pretty great, but they can come with some potentially costly complications.
July 29, 2020
COVID-19 Stage 2: Prepare Your Portfolio and Your Life
personal finance

COVID-19 Stage 2: Prepare Your Portfolio and Your Life

It’s time to face the music. The effects of this pandemic are going to be more long-lasting than we may have first thought.
July 29, 2020
5 Best Silver ETFs to Buy
commodities

5 Best Silver ETFs to Buy

Silver will always sit in gold's media shadow, but silver ETFs can help you enjoy runs of outperformance, like what we’ve seen so far this year.
July 29, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/28/20: Stocks Slip on Blue-Chip Earnings Reports
Markets

Stock Market Today 7/28/20: Stocks Slip on Blue-Chip Earnings Reports

3M (MMM) and McDonald's (MCD) were among a number of high-profile stocks that helped the market lower on an earnings-stuffed Tuesday.
July 28, 2020
10 First-Class Cloud Stocks to Buy
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10 First-Class Cloud Stocks to Buy

The cloud is evolving, and the industry's investments are too. Here are 10 high-growth cloud stocks to buy to leverage this technology in your favor.
July 28, 2020
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Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs
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Kip ETF 20: The Best Cheap ETFs

You can build a solid core for your portfolio and explore new opportunities with our favorite low-cost exchange-traded funds.
July 28, 2020
3 Ways to Save on Your Tax Bill Going Forward
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3 Ways to Save on Your Tax Bill Going Forward

The tax deadline was July 15 this year, and if you found yourself paying the IRS more than you’d like, it’s time to focus on tax planning. There are m…
July 27, 2020
Before You Do a 1031 Exchange, Consider These 4 Alternative Investment Options
real estate investing

Before You Do a 1031 Exchange, Consider These 4 Alternative Investment Options

1031 exchange investors have multiple choices – not just direct ownership of an income property.
July 27, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/27/20: Technology Sizzles, But Gold Steals the Show
Markets

Stock Market Today 7/27/20: Technology Sizzles, But Gold Steals the Show

The Nasdaq had a big Monday on the back of mega-cap tech and chip stocks, but gold's new highs were the talk of Wall Street.
July 27, 2020
Gold Investing: What's Next After New Highs?
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Gold Investing: What's Next After New Highs?

If you're hesitant about gold investing simply because prices have run up so much already, here are a few points to consider.
July 27, 2020
7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs
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7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs

These seven gold ETFs all share low fees - but give investors different ways to play the metal, from direct exposure to stock-related angles.
July 27, 2020