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Worried about Your Child’s Inheritance If They Divorce? A Trust Can Be Your Answer
estate planning

Worried about Your Child’s Inheritance If They Divorce? A Trust Can Be Your Answer

You may love your son-in-law or daughter-in-law now, but that could change down the road. So, if you don’t want your money going to your kid’s future …
April 16, 2021
Will 2021 Be the Year for Value Stocks?
investing

Will 2021 Be the Year for Value Stocks?

It’s true that growth stocks have been hotter for years, but value stocks might be ready for their day in the sun. A series of factors, including a po…
April 16, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/15/21: Dow Clears 34K, Nasdaq Tops 14K as Recovery Accelerates
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/15/21: Dow Clears 34K, Nasdaq Tops 14K as Recovery Accelerates

A steep decline in unemployment claims and better-than-expected retail sales provided fresh evidence of an economic recovery and triggered a broad ral…
April 15, 2021
How to Invest Green in a White-Hot Market, with Anne Kates Smith
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How to Invest Green in a White-Hot Market, with Anne Kates Smith

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. In an era of triple-digit gains for many market favorites (it's not just Tesla), we look for value options. …
April 15, 2021
Financial Planning Lessons Regular Folks Can Learn from Professional Athletes
personal finance

Financial Planning Lessons Regular Folks Can Learn from Professional Athletes

The image we have of lucrative contracts and lavish lifestyles for baseball players and other pro athletes can be pretty far off base. In fact, these …
April 15, 2021

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Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher

Goldman Sachs' (GS) record Q1 and a strong day for Chevron (CVX) helped keep the Dow in positive territory on an otherwise choppy Wednesday.
April 14, 2021
Buy Cruise Line Stocks? The Pros Aren't So Sure
stocks

Buy Cruise Line Stocks? The Pros Aren't So Sure

Cruise line stocks have performed well so far in 2021, but analysts are still sitting on the sidelines amid cloudy reopening plans. 
April 14, 2021
What You Need to Know about College 529 Savings Plans
529 Plans

What You Need to Know about College 529 Savings Plans

Do you know how much you’re able to contribute or what the funds could be used to pay for? How about how contributing affects your taxes? Check out th…
April 14, 2021
Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021

The most exciting initial public offerings (IPOs) expected in 2021 range from an Amazon-backed EV play to a popular grocery-delivery app to an eco-fri…
April 14, 2021
15 Best Infrastructure Stocks for Biden's American Jobs Plan
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15 Best Infrastructure Stocks for Biden's American Jobs Plan

The Biden administration's focus has shifted to infrastructure with the American Jobs Plan. These 15 infrastructure stocks represent several themes th…
April 14, 2021
What NOT to Do with Your TSP: 8 Thrift Savings Plan Mistakes to Avoid
retirement planning

What NOT to Do with Your TSP: 8 Thrift Savings Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Many federal workers saving for retirement in TSPs get tripped up by these common pitfalls. To help maximize your own savings, make sure you steer cle…
April 14, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/13/21: Nasdaq Climbs, Dow Slips After J&J Vaccine Stumble 
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/13/21: Nasdaq Climbs, Dow Slips After J&J Vaccine Stumble 

U.S. agencies recommended a pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine amid rare instances of a blood clotting disorder, rattling the recover…
April 13, 2021
The SPAC List: 10 Dealmakers to Watch
IPOs

The SPAC List: 10 Dealmakers to Watch

Keep your eye on our routinely updated list of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) that are on the hunt.
April 13, 2021
COVID-19 Super Savers Need to Carefully Navigate in a Post-Pandemic World
personal finance

COVID-19 Super Savers Need to Carefully Navigate in a Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic has turned many people into saving machines, which is great, but that comes with its own set of risks. These frugal folks need to be extr…
April 13, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/12/21: Stocks Sag on Sleepy Monday
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/12/21: Stocks Sag on Sleepy Monday

The Dow declined on a low-volume Monday, but the start of Q1 earnings season and the Coinbase offering should spice things up later this week.
April 12, 2021
5 Gig Stocks for the Rapidly Changing Economy
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5 Gig Stocks for the Rapidly Changing Economy

First-to-mind gig economy stocks are no longer on the cutting edge. Instead, consider these five picks for the evolving workplace.
April 12, 2021
‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm
Divorce

‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm

Here’s why divorce rates among those 50 and older are booming … and what women can do to recover and rebound.
April 12, 2021
How to Pay Off $130,000 in Parent PLUS Loans for Just $33,000
Paying for College

How to Pay Off $130,000 in Parent PLUS Loans for Just $33,000

Meet Nate. He took out $130,000 in Parent PLUS loans for his kids. The standard repayment plan will cost him over $170,000. But some smart strategizin…
April 12, 2021
How to Retire Well During Difficult Times
retirement planning

How to Retire Well During Difficult Times

When the financial environment is challenging (like now) it’s important to plan ahead and avoid some all-too-common retirement mistakes.
April 11, 2021
Don’t Make the Same Mistakes in 2021 – Keep Your Retirement Plan on Track
retirement planning

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes in 2021 – Keep Your Retirement Plan on Track

Looking back at 2020 gives retirement savers a good perspective for how to proceed going forward. Staying flexible and being prepared to change course…
April 11, 2021
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.
April 11, 2021
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investors Who Hate Fees Should Love ETFs
ETFs

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investors Who Hate Fees Should Love ETFs

Exchange-traded funds offer a huge cost savings to consumers over mutual funds. Here’s why, and a couple of quirks about ETFs to watch out for as well…
April 10, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs

Traders shrugged off a higher-than-expected reading on inflation to power two of the three major indices to record closes.
April 9, 2021
7 Super Small-Cap Growth Stocks to Buy
small cap stocks

7 Super Small-Cap Growth Stocks to Buy

Small-cap growth stocks can be thick on potential, but thin in news updates and analysis. Here, we look at seven high-potential small caps, and what t…
April 9, 2021
Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like
investing

Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like

COVID-19 has been a disruptive force in the global economy. But it also has created opportunity for a new group of investors dubbed "Gen I."
April 9, 2021