personal finance

New Graduates’ Guide to Paying Off Student Loans
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New Graduates’ Guide to Paying Off Student Loans

Congratulations on finishing your degree! Now it’s time to study up on the best way to pay off your student debt. You have a lot of options, so choose…
June 12, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
June 10, 2021
Give Your Charity Superpowers with This Dual Strategy
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Give Your Charity Superpowers with This Dual Strategy

Serious philanthropists should consider combining the complementary strengths of a private foundation along with a donor-advised fund for charitable a…
June 9, 2021
4 Ways to Avoid Post-COVID-19 Spending Guilt
Coronavirus and Your Money

4 Ways to Avoid Post-COVID-19 Spending Guilt

I recently spent money on a Mexican vacation. It’s time to get out again, but returning to a more normal lifestyle doesn’t mean dropping our healthy s…
June 6, 2021
Adopting a Child: Financial Advice for Hopeful Parents
Starting a Family

Adopting a Child: Financial Advice for Hopeful Parents

How much does it cost to adopt a child? That depends on which method you use, as there are several different paths to parenthood. And there are severa…
June 5, 2021

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IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks in June
Coronavirus and Your Money

IRS Is Sending More Unemployment Tax Refund Checks in June

Uncle Sam is issuing 2.8 million refunds this week to people eligible for the new $10,200 unemployment compensation tax exemption. More payments to fo…
June 4, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Circumstances beyond its control forced Amazon to move its annual Christmas-in-July Amazon Prime Day blowout sale in 2020 to October. Prime Day 2021 w…
June 2, 2021
Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins
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Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins

A rapidly evolving legal landscape is keeping cannabis investors on their toes. We talk to private-equity investor Matt Hawkins, who has long experien…
June 2, 2021
Widows Move Forward on Their Own – But Not Alone
personal finance

Widows Move Forward on Their Own – But Not Alone

Taking the right first steps and finding the right financial help can make a big difference during a difficult transition.
June 2, 2021
How to Make the Most of Your Finances in Your 30s
personal finance

How to Make the Most of Your Finances in Your 30s

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day challenges of a burgeoning career, friends and family life, but your 30s are the perfect time to get your…
June 2, 2021
Hurricane Season: Home, Family and Financial Planning Tips
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Hurricane Season: Home, Family and Financial Planning Tips

Hurricane season officially began on June 1, and it runs through Nov. 30. So get ready now, in the calm before the storms.
June 1, 2021
Should You Invite Your Spouse to Join You in a Divorce Workshop?
Divorce

Should You Invite Your Spouse to Join You in a Divorce Workshop?

When splitting up, you might think knowing more than your partner does about how divorce works might give you an advantage – but it doesn’t. Actually…
May 30, 2021
The Next Silicon Valley Must-Have? A Private Foundation
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The Next Silicon Valley Must-Have? A Private Foundation

Today’s wealthy tech crowd is steering more toward philanthropy than conspicuous consumption, and a private foundation gives them the power (and the c…
May 29, 2021
From One Widow to Another: Words of Wisdom for Hope and Happiness
Women & Money

From One Widow to Another: Words of Wisdom for Hope and Happiness

Whether you lost your spouse recently or years ago, the grieving and healing process is a journey. Financial adviser Barbara Shapiro shares the most h…
May 28, 2021
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores
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Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores

You might be surprised by some of the items you can and should purchase for just a buck.
May 27, 2021
Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes
Scams

Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes

Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data. It's time to improve your armor.
May 27, 2021
Can't Sleep at Night? Consider Getting Checked Out By a Doctor
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Can't Sleep at Night? Consider Getting Checked Out By a Doctor

Older adults are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnea. Left untreated these conditions can have dire consequen…
May 26, 2021
COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life

This family left the West Coast for a simpler lifestyle in a small Cape Cod town.
May 26, 2021
Super Deals and Discounts for 2021
Smart Buying

Super Deals and Discounts for 2021

Consumer prices are popping as the economy reopens, and that means finding good values is more important than ever. We uncovered bargains on everythin…
May 25, 2021
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
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Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet

This member of the Kiplinger 25 focuses on debt with one- to five-year maturities, making it less sensitive to interest-rate shifts.
May 25, 2021
How Working Parents Fail at Home and on the Job
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How Working Parents Fail at Home and on the Job

Balancing work and home life is tricky, so don’t beat yourself up if you teeter sometimes. Take some lessons from this list on what not to do as a wor…
May 25, 2021
Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too
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Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too

Billions in stimulus funds create new opportunities for fraud ranging from unemployment benefits to vaccine cards.
May 24, 2021
Credit Card Perks for Car Rentals
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Credit Card Perks for Car Rentals

Certain cards can boost your status in a rental company’s loyalty program and give you an edge.
May 24, 2021
What Kids Need to Know About Finances
Women & Money

What Kids Need to Know About Finances

In a digital world, it's even more critical to teach children how to handle cold, hard cash.
May 24, 2021
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Fix Your Credit Reports

Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
May 24, 2021