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Stock Market Today 11/2/20: Markets Climb on Election Cycle’s Penultimate Day
stocks

Stock Market Today 11/2/20: Markets Climb on Election Cycle’s Penultimate Day

The broader stock markets rose Monday to kick off the month of November, but without much help from tech and tech-esque mega-caps.
November 25, 2020
Are You Liable When a Customer’s Hummer Gets Stolen from Your Parking Lot?
small business

Are You Liable When a Customer’s Hummer Gets Stolen from Your Parking Lot?

A motel stay led to an unfortunate loss for a California couple. Can they hold the motel responsible? A lawyer’s take on the situation may not leave t…
November 25, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?
Markets

Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?

The stock market will take a pause on Thanksgiving, but investors will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Friday.
November 25, 2020
Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?
debt management

Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?

Not all debts are created equal. Some help you get ahead. Others should be avoided at all costs. Here’s how to tell the difference and how to handle y…
November 25, 2020
Stock Market Today 11/24/20: Dow Lunges Over 30,000 as Recovery Rally Continues
stocks

Stock Market Today 11/24/20: Dow Lunges Over 30,000 as Recovery Rally Continues

A semblance of political stability and continued optimism over COVID vaccines and treatments gave the Dow enough oomph to eclipse the 30,000 mark on T…
November 24, 2020

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6 Top Robinhood Stocks for Late 2020: Do the Pros Agree?
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6 Top Robinhood Stocks for Late 2020: Do the Pros Agree?

The success of some Robinhood traders has piqued investors' curiosity. But what do the pros have to say about the platform's top stocks as 2020 winds …
November 24, 2020
Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off
Kip 25

Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off

This member of the Kiplinger 25 gained 9.5% over the past 12 months, beating 76% of its peers.
November 24, 2020
14 Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2020 and 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

14 Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2020 and 2021

The most exciting initial public offerings (IPOs) expected during the rest of 2020 and into 2021 range from a popular home-rental app to an old-guard …
November 24, 2020
Roth IRA Conversions: Pay Now, Live Tax-Free Later
Roth IRAs

Roth IRA Conversions: Pay Now, Live Tax-Free Later

Why now may be the time to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth to avoid future taxes.
November 24, 2020
How to Help Your Family Wealth Last for Generations
estate planning

How to Help Your Family Wealth Last for Generations

Creating generational wealth takes careful planning and thoughtful sharing of intentions, plus the right investment vehicle.
November 24, 2020
Build a Bond Ladder
Financial Planning

Build a Bond Ladder

Exchange-traded funds give a new twist to an old technique to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
November 23, 2020
Stock Market Today 11/23/20: Stocks Start Another Week With a Vaccine Bump 
stocks

Stock Market Today 11/23/20: Stocks Start Another Week With a Vaccine Bump 

Equities rallied Monday after data showed high efficacy for an AstraZeneca (AZN) vaccine that could be more easily distributed than its peers.
November 23, 2020
15 Best Consumer Staples Stocks for 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

15 Best Consumer Staples Stocks for 2021

Consumer staples stocks face a possibly challenging environment in 2021. These 15 picks have an edge over their peers, however ... and analysts' stamp…
November 23, 2020
How to Vote for Social Change with Your Investments
investing

How to Vote for Social Change with Your Investments

Want to invest your money in companies that care about climate change, racial equity or other issues important to you? Consider “Socially Responsible …
November 23, 2020
I’m Not a Millionaire, But I Just Gave $250,000 to Morehouse College: Here’s How (and Why)
personal finance

I’m Not a Millionaire, But I Just Gave $250,000 to Morehouse College: Here’s How (and Why)

You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a generous charitable donation to a cause that means the world to you, just like I did. Here’s the strategy…
November 23, 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.
November 22, 2020
Medicare Mania: Some Basics to Know During Open Enrollment
Medicare

Medicare Mania: Some Basics to Know During Open Enrollment

What’s Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D and what do they cover? What are Medicare Advantage plans? And how about the deadlines involved? There’s a lo…
November 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 11/20/20: Market Slips as Federal Reserve, Treasury Squabble
stocks

Stock Market Today 11/20/20: Market Slips as Federal Reserve, Treasury Squabble

The Treasury said late Thursday that it would let some emergency lending programs end, provoking a response from the Fed and disquieting investors Fri…
November 20, 2020
11 High-Yield REITs for Big Income
Investing for Income

11 High-Yield REITs for Big Income

The old '4% rule' has recently crept up to be the '5% rule.' This collection of high-yield REITs can still help you reach that threshold in pure incom…
November 20, 2020
The 13 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

The 13 Best Healthcare Stocks to Buy for 2021

Most of the best healthcare stocks for 2021 will have some sort of ties to COVID, whether it's producing a vaccine or cure, or benefiting from the vir…
November 20, 2020
Have Equity Compensation? Strategies to Handle Stock Market Volatility
Employee Benefits

Have Equity Compensation? Strategies to Handle Stock Market Volatility

The stock market can be volatile, as we’ve all seen recently. To make the most of your equity compensation and manage your income tax bill at the sam…
November 20, 2020
Joint Trusts or Separate Trusts: Advice for Married Couples
estate planning

Joint Trusts or Separate Trusts: Advice for Married Couples

Unless you have a specific need for separate trusts, it’s usually best to avoid the headaches they cause and go with a joint trust instead. Here’s why…
November 20, 2020
Stock Market Today 11/19/20: Flicker of Stimulus Hope Lifts Stocks
stocks

Stock Market Today 11/19/20: Flicker of Stimulus Hope Lifts Stocks

Reports that Sen. Mitch McConnell is willing to negotiate with Democrats on COVID stimulus helped stocks climb back into the black Thursday.
November 19, 2020
What Biden Will Do: 24 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration
Politics

What Biden Will Do: 24 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration

The Kiplinger Letter forecasts President-Elect Joe Biden’s biggest priorities -- and the likelihood of progress on them.
November 19, 2020
How to Automate Your Savings in 6 Easy Steps
savings

How to Automate Your Savings in 6 Easy Steps

Take advantage of technology to make building your savings and investing it a seamless – and pain-free – process.
November 19, 2020