personal finance

Amazon Prime Membership Fee Is Due to Rise
Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Membership Fee Is Due to Rise

It’s been several years since Amazon raised its Amazon Prime membership cost to $119. Could inflation (and growth) mean another increase is imminent?
January 18, 2022
What to Expect When You Hire a Lawyer
personal finance

What to Expect When You Hire a Lawyer

If you’ve never worked with an attorney, you might not understand all the intricacies of the agreement you’re entering in. Here are some of the basics…
January 18, 2022
Public Defender or Private Attorney: Which Should You Use?
personal finance

Public Defender or Private Attorney: Which Should You Use?

Words of advice from two attorneys about one of the most important decisions you might make.
January 15, 2022
How to Just Say No to Binge Spending
Smart Buying

How to Just Say No to Binge Spending

Don’t let emotions steer you into buying things you don’t need or can’t afford. Know the warning signs and follow these tips.
January 14, 2022
Could You Lose Your Job if You Get COVID-19?
careers

Could You Lose Your Job if You Get COVID-19?

With omicron surging, many are losing the ability to work. Can they get fired? Will they get paid time off? It depends.
January 12, 2022

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Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps
credit & debt

Freeze Your Credit in 3 Steps

Freezing your accounts at the three major credit bureaus is the best way to prevent thieves from opening new credit accounts in your name.
January 10, 2022
Is Budgeting Overrated?
Budgeting

Is Budgeting Overrated?

Take it from a financial planner, not everyone needs a budget. In fact, sometimes a budget can distract you from the real solutions to your financial …
January 6, 2022
The Ultimate Retirement Savings Account? Surprise, It’s an HSA!
health savings accounts

The Ultimate Retirement Savings Account? Surprise, It’s an HSA!

Health savings accounts are the best deal out there for anyone saving not just for health expenses, but for retirement too. Here’s how to make their t…
January 5, 2022
Now Hear This: Workplace Noise Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s Downright Dangerous
careers

Now Hear This: Workplace Noise Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s Downright Dangerous

From buzzy fluorescent lights to co-worker chatter and pinging texts, the noise in a typical office adds up. And it can damage your productivity … and…
January 2, 2022
How to Ask for a Pay Raise in 5 Easy Steps
careers

How to Ask for a Pay Raise in 5 Easy Steps

When it comes to asking your boss for more money, all you need is good timing and the right preparation.
December 29, 2021
4 Things to Consider When Planning for Year-End Charitable Giving
Charity

4 Things to Consider When Planning for Year-End Charitable Giving

Many people give at this time of year, but don’t be in such a rush to meet the end-of-the-year deadline that you lose sight of what your actual goal i…
December 28, 2021
How to Donate Money and Reduce Your Taxes This Holiday Season
Charity

How to Donate Money and Reduce Your Taxes This Holiday Season

Three tax-smart ways to give back include QCDs, direct gifts and gifting of appreciated shares.
December 24, 2021
Find the Right Robo Adviser for You
Financial Planning

Find the Right Robo Adviser for You

Investors can choose from an array of price points and investment offerings, and most services even offer a human touch.
December 24, 2021
Santa's End-of-the-Year Finance Tips 2021
Brandon Copeland

Santa's End-of-the-Year Finance Tips 2021

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland shares a few ways you can improve your finances before 2022 gets here.
December 23, 2021
Biden Extends Suspension of Student Loan Payments
loans

Biden Extends Suspension of Student Loan Payments

The president gave borrowers another 90 days until May 1 before they have to start paying back their student loans.
December 22, 2021
Strategies for Working Remotely
Business Travel

Strategies for Working Remotely

Globe-trotters should keep in mind that every country has different rules when it comes to working within their borders.
December 22, 2021
Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance
Making Your Money Last

Time to Reshop Your Home and Auto Insurance

Comparing prices on policies and bundling your coverage may save you money.
December 22, 2021
Low Interest Rates Got You Down? How to Boost Your Returns on Cash Savings
banking

Low Interest Rates Got You Down? How to Boost Your Returns on Cash Savings

If you’ve got a lot of money sitting in cash, it could be worth looking into using a cash management system to find a better rate of return. Let it do…
December 22, 2021
Good Marriage, Bad Credit
Starting a Family

Good Marriage, Bad Credit

Credit reports aren’t merged for married couples, but their individual records affect joint loans.
December 21, 2021
Take This Job, I'm Retiring
Financial Planning

Take This Job, I'm Retiring

The pandemic and bull market have led to an increase in the number of workers who are retiring. You might call it the Gray Resignation.
December 21, 2021
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
banking

Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More

We evaluated major banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, and home and auto insurers to see how well they treat their clients.
December 21, 2021
A Life on the Road
Business Travel

A Life on the Road

After working remotely for her corporate job, she quit to make a living pursuing her passions.
December 20, 2021
How to Nix Checking Fees
Making Your Money Last

How to Nix Checking Fees

Strictly free accounts aren’t the only way to bank - almost all banks and credit unions offer ways around paying fees.
December 20, 2021
What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?
Basics

What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?

Your score helps lenders assess the likelihood you’ll repay a loan. It can also help you assess your credit health.
December 20, 2021
Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback
Making Your Money Last

Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback

Advocates say the Postal Service can provide access to an essential financial system while bolstering its own economic position.
December 20, 2021
8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted at Work
careers

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted at Work

Has your career stalled? See if you’re making any of these all-too-common mistakes.
December 18, 2021