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3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields
Investing for Income

3 Municipal Bond Funds for Rich, Tax-Friendly Yields

Municipal bond funds allow you to enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt income. By investing in CEFs, you can sweeten the pot even further.
December 31, 2020
Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Hot Upcoming IPOs to Watch For in 2021

The most exciting IPOs expected to hit the markets in 2021 range from a popular home-rental app to a crypto exchange to an old-guard pet retailer.
December 30, 2020
The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees
Tax Breaks

The Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees

For new retirees—especially those on a fixed income—it's more important than ever to take full advantage of every tax break available.
December 30, 2020
2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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2021's Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

A key to smart saving for retirement: spreading your portfolio across a few of the best mutual funds in your 401(k) plan. Here, we profile the top opt…
December 29, 2020
How Your Second Stimulus Check Will Differ from the First One
taxes

How Your Second Stimulus Check Will Differ from the First One

The COVID-Related Tax Relief Act authorizes a second round of stimulus checks. While your second stimulus check will be similar to your first payment,…
December 28, 2020
Are There Cracks in Your Pension Plan?
retirement

Are There Cracks in Your Pension Plan?

You're counting on pension benefits in retirement. But how secure is your pension plan? We offer some guidance, including a pension calculator, to hel…
December 28, 2020
The 15 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for 2021
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The 15 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for 2021

The technology sector sprang into action in 2020. But despite stretched valuations, hopes are high heading into 2021, especially for these 15 top tech…
December 28, 2020
Who's Not Getting a Second Stimulus Check (Not Everyone is Eligible!)
Coronavirus and Your Money

Who's Not Getting a Second Stimulus Check (Not Everyone is Eligible!)

Not everyone is getting a second stimulus check. See if you're on the list of people who aren't eligible for a second-round payment.
December 28, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your second stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
December 28, 2020
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
Investing for Income

The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Fidelity funds are renowned for their managers' stock-picking prowess. We rate Fidelity's best actively managed funds that are popular in 401(k) plans…
December 28, 2020
The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

American Funds has 14 actively managed mutual funds among the 100 most popular 401(k) offerings. We look at the Best American Funds in that group, and…
December 28, 2020
The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

The Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

A dozen T. Rowe Price mutual funds also have a place among the nation's most popular 401(k) retirement products. Find out which funds belong in your r…
December 28, 2020
13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits
social security

13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

You may have dreamed of a tax-free retirement, but if you live in these 13 states, your Social Security benefits are subject to a state tax. That's on…
December 24, 2020
33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes
retirement

33 States with No Estate Taxes or Inheritance Taxes

Even with the federal exemption from death taxes raised, retirees should pay more attention to estate taxes and inheritance taxes levied by states.
December 24, 2020
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
retirement

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

Unfortunately, some states aren't very generous when it comes to helping retired veterans at tax time.
December 24, 2020
Tops for 2021: 6 Best Financial Stocks to Buy
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Tops for 2021: 6 Best Financial Stocks to Buy

Financial stocks, thrown to the wolves in 2020, are a popular choice among experts calling for a value rotation in 2021. Here are six top sector picks…
December 23, 2020
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year. Get familiar with them now so you're ready when it's time to file your 2020 tax…
December 18, 2020
11 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
Tax Breaks

11 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Tax breaks aren't just for the rich. There are plenty of them that are only available to middle- and low-income Americans.
December 17, 2020
8 Top Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Stocks
stocks

8 Top Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Stocks

If you want exposure to Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in your brokerage account, your options are limited ... but still appeal…
December 16, 2020
11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

11 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for 2021

Your bills come monthly. Why not your dividend checks? These are some of 2021's best monthly dividend stocks and funds for easier income planning.
December 16, 2020
5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021

In investing, pruning is prudent. Here are five stocks to sell (or avoid if you're looking for new holdings) as the calendar flips to 2021.
December 16, 2020
7 Green Energy Stocks That Could Catch a 2021 Tailwind
energy stocks

7 Green Energy Stocks That Could Catch a 2021 Tailwind

A friendlier political climate could do wonders for the market's best green energy stocks in 2021. Check out these seven potential-packed picks.
December 11, 2020
3 Big Technology Stocks With Big Dividend Potential
Investing for Income

3 Big Technology Stocks With Big Dividend Potential

Technology stocks' yields aren't much to look at, but these three firms have deep financial resources to keep the pedal down on dividend growth.
December 11, 2020
11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
Buying & Leasing a Car

11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips

There's more to getting your car ready for winter than figuring out where the scraper went.
December 9, 2020
10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees
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10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

If you want your retirement savings to last longer, consider moving to one of these states that impose the lowest taxes on retirees.
December 9, 2020
12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income
Tax Breaks

12 States That Won't Tax Your Retirement Income

Retirees can save a lot of money in these states that completely exempt the most common types of retirement income – 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions – from…
December 9, 2020