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Why ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Is the Wrong Question
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Why ‘Rent vs. Buy’ Is the Wrong Question

The equation for owning a home or renting isn’t as straightforward as it may first appear. The deciding factor for you could come down to something ot…
August 11, 2020
Get the Most from a Zoom Meeting with Your Financial Adviser
retirement planning

Get the Most from a Zoom Meeting with Your Financial Adviser

Done right, virtual financial planning meetings can be just as productive (or even more so!) than in-person ones.
August 11, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/11/20: Banks, Industrials Hold Up Against Downdraft
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/11/20: Banks, Industrials Hold Up Against Downdraft

A lack of movement on stimulus and little else to encourage Wall Street resulted in a broad down day Tuesday, but the recent market rotation continued…
August 11, 2020
10 Things to Know Before Going to the Hospital (from a Legal Perspective)
personal finance

10 Things to Know Before Going to the Hospital (from a Legal Perspective)

A trip to the ER can be chaotic and scary, but getting your ducks in a row now can definitely help.
August 11, 2020
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7 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Delivering 4%+
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7 Safe High-Yield Dividend Stocks Delivering 4%+

These seven high-yield dividend stocks have sturdy foundations, according to the DIVCON dividend-health rating system and Wall Street experts.
August 11, 2020

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Stock Market Today 8/10/20: The Dow Heats Up as Tech Tones It Down
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/10/20: The Dow Heats Up as Tech Tones It Down

A rotation from red-hot Big Tech into more battered cyclical sectors fueled a big gain for the Dow on Monday.
August 10, 2020
19 Top Stocks for a Weak U.S. Dollar
blue chip stocks

19 Top Stocks for a Weak U.S. Dollar

A weak dollar can prop up the financial results of U.S. multinationals that do a brisk overseas business. These are 19 of the top stocks for a struggl…
August 10, 2020
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The 7 Types of Financial Procrastinators: Which One Are You?
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The 7 Types of Financial Procrastinators: Which One Are You?

The pursuit of investment perfection drives far too many people into getting nothing done, and that comes at a cost.
August 10, 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 9, 2020
Invest Your Conscience with Ethical Trading Apps
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Invest Your Conscience with Ethical Trading Apps

From Betterment to Ellevest and Weathsimple, socially responsible investing apps are gaining steam. And those worried they’d have to sacrifice returns…
August 8, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/7/20: Strong July Jobs Report Has a Dark Side
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/7/20: Strong July Jobs Report Has a Dark Side

A better-than-expected employment report that saw 1.8 million U.S. jobs added in July didn't give the markets much of a boost Friday.
August 7, 2020
Drawing Down Retirement Savings in a Pandemic
Coronavirus and Your Money

Drawing Down Retirement Savings in a Pandemic

Tapping the right accounts at the right time matters. Knowing how much a retiree can spend each year without running out of savings in old age is even…
August 7, 2020
Worried About Losing Your Job? Take These Steps Now
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Worried About Losing Your Job? Take These Steps Now

Get an early start to make the most of an unsettling situation. Here’s where to start.
August 7, 2020
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The Pros' Top 5 Industrial Stocks
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The Pros' Top 5 Industrial Stocks

The industrial sector is lagging badly this year, but anytime there's carnage, there is also opportunity, analysts say.
August 7, 2020
6 Best Biotech ETFs to Buy
ETFs

6 Best Biotech ETFs to Buy

Biotech ETFs provide access to this high-growth health care segment while limiting the impact of the industry's boom-or-bust nature.
August 7, 2020
Not All 401(k)s Are Alike: SDBAs Come with More Control
401(k)s

Not All 401(k)s Are Alike: SDBAs Come with More Control

More employers are offering 401(k) self-directed brokerage accounts, and if you’re a hands-on, motivated investor, they could be for you.
August 7, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/6/20: 'FAAMNGs' Do the Market's Talking
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/6/20: 'FAAMNGs' Do the Market's Talking

Facebook (FB), which surged Thursday on the launch of a feature to compete with TikTok, joined with other mega-caps to lead the indices higher yet aga…
August 6, 2020
The Insurance Company Denied My Claim. What Should I Do?
insurance

The Insurance Company Denied My Claim. What Should I Do?

A lawyer specializing in insurance bad faith law explains why this happens, and outlines how to fight back.
August 6, 2020
Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond
annuities

Shrink Your RMDs in 2021 and Beyond

QLACs are a special type of annuity that lets you cut RMDs from your IRAs next year and beyond, reduce the taxes you pay and guarantee more lifetime …
August 6, 2020
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Planning for Retirement in the New Normal of Covid-19
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Planning for Retirement in the New Normal of Covid-19

Here are four ways we all need to adapt to keep our financial plans on track as the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
August 6, 2020
6 EV Stocks Every Investor Should Know
tech stocks

6 EV Stocks Every Investor Should Know

Investors have only a few pure-play EV stocks to choose from, but they should all be familiar with these electric-vehicle companies.
August 5, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/5/20: Disney Adds to the Market's Magical Run
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/5/20: Disney Adds to the Market's Magical Run

Renewed hopes for a COVID stimulus plan in the short term, as well as a big day from Disney (DIS), helped drive stocks up yet again Wednesday.
August 5, 2020
20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement
dividend stocks

20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

Each of these high-quality dividend stocks yields roughly 4%, and you can expect them to grow their payouts even more. That's a powerful 1-2 combo for…
August 5, 2020
Did You Get a Tax Refund? 5 Smart Ideas on What to Do with It
tax refunds

Did You Get a Tax Refund? 5 Smart Ideas on What to Do with It

If you’re “average,” you might get close to $3,000 from Uncle Sam this tax season. Don’t let it burn a hole in your pocket.
August 5, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/4/20: Stocks, Stimulus Both Inch Forward
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/4/20: Stocks, Stimulus Both Inch Forward

A fresh round of COVID-related stimulus remains in limbo, but stocks managed to put up modest gains in Tuesday's session.
August 4, 2020