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5 Charitable Surprises about High-Net-Worth Families
Charity

5 Charitable Surprises about High-Net-Worth Families

They might be out of the spotlight, but smaller family foundations are stepping up their giving in this time of need.
September 17, 2021
I Have a Financial Adviser. Is It Time for My Adult Children to Get One, Too?
personal finance

I Have a Financial Adviser. Is It Time for My Adult Children to Get One, Too?

When you’re young and broke, there’s not a lot of need for a financial adviser. But there comes a time when all that changes. Here are four tipping po…
September 16, 2021
Financial Conversation Starters for Couples
personal finance

Financial Conversation Starters for Couples

Instead of reaching for the remote and an evening of Netflix, why not get really intimate … and talk about money instead? Sharing the same financial g…
September 14, 2021
Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End — This Relief Is Still Available
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Pandemic Unemployment Benefits End — This Relief Is Still Available

You may be eligible for help with healthcare, your rent and more.
September 13, 2021
Dying Careers You May Want to Steer Clear Of
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Dying Careers You May Want to Steer Clear Of

It’s tough to change, but your job could depend on it. Be flexible in your career goals – and talk with your kids about their own aspirations, because…
September 13, 2021

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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco
Making Your Money Last

15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

From its house brand Kirkland Signature lineup to name brands and hidden gems, the warehouse club offers bargains aimed at mature shoppers.
September 8, 2021
17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Raising Money-Smart Kids

17 Free or Cheap Things to Do With Your Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve got lots of kid-friendly activities to do at home that will keep your family safe and your finances sound.
September 8, 2021
5 Generational Money Taboos That Must Die
personal finance

5 Generational Money Taboos That Must Die

Sorry, Mom and Dad. Some of your long-held financial truisms really aren’t all that true, and they’re no longer helpful. So dump them, and follow thes…
September 8, 2021
10 New Products Apple Could Release This Fall
Technology

10 New Products Apple Could Release This Fall

Here’s what we think Apple is going to announce at its Sept. 14 event, from sure bets like the iPhone 13 to longshots like an all-new MacBook Air.
September 7, 2021
‘Advisor’ vs. ‘Adviser’: What’s the Big Deal?
personal finance

‘Advisor’ vs. ‘Adviser’: What’s the Big Deal?

You’ve seen the term written both ways, so which one is right – and can one simple letter make a difference in the credentials of the financial profes…
September 5, 2021
Thinking of Donating to your Alma Mater? Be Careful!
personal finance

Thinking of Donating to your Alma Mater? Be Careful!

Unless you’re very specific about how you give money to a university, it may not be used for what you had in mind.
September 4, 2021
After Hurricanes, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale
Buying & Leasing a Car

After Hurricanes, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale

Hurricane Ida may have passed, but there's a chance the used car you have your eye on could have been damaged by it. Here’s what to watch out for.
September 3, 2021
Your Tree, Your Neighbor’s Property: Whose Insurance Pays?
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Your Tree, Your Neighbor’s Property: Whose Insurance Pays?

And how to be a good neighbor when your tree drops by uninvited.
September 2, 2021
A Champion's Mindset: An Interview With Renee Montgomery
Brandon Copeland

A Champion's Mindset: An Interview With Renee Montgomery

Kiplinger contributing editor and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland talks to WNBA co-owner Renee Montgomery about how she built an all-star …
August 31, 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.
August 31, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
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10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

When both state and local taxes are considered, you'll pay more sales tax when shopping in these states.
August 31, 2021
Complain and Be Heard
Smart Buying

Complain and Be Heard

Getting our money back for the extended warranty and gap insurance we didn't want took patience and persistence.
August 31, 2021
13 Costs of Owning a Cat
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13 Costs of Owning a Cat

Housecats may be known for their aloofness and low-maintenance attitude, but they're not cheap. Here's what you can expect to spend if you plan on ado…
August 30, 2021
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
Becoming a Homeowner

10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims

Know what's covered, what isn't, and how to make the most of your policy if you need to file a claim.
August 30, 2021
The Pandemic Pet Problem
Coronavirus and Your Money

The Pandemic Pet Problem

Lisa Gretebeck used telemedicine and other creative ways to handle a surge of new cat and dog patients.
August 29, 2021
Should I Buy or Lease a Car?
cars

Should I Buy or Lease a Car?

It comes down to what type of owner you are. Do you like to hold onto your car for years or switch it out frequently? Do you drive a lot of miles? Do …
August 28, 2021
Best Online Brokers, 2021
Becoming an Investor

Best Online Brokers, 2021

With new traders flocking to the market, can firms keep up? We test how well they serve clients of all stripes.
August 27, 2021
12 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
retirement

12 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement

You worked hard to build your retirement nest egg. But do you know how to minimize taxes on your savings?
August 27, 2021
Think Twice About Applying for Credit
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Think Twice About Applying for Credit

Credit card issuers are offering a lot of incentives, but your credit score could suffer.
August 27, 2021
Complain and Get Results
Smart Buying

Complain and Get Results

Use these tried-and-true strategies to get companies to listen to you.
August 26, 2021