personal finance

This Couple Tackles Love and Money as a Team
Getting Married

This Couple Tackles Love and Money as a Team

Fyooz Financial, the husband and wife team of Dan and Natalie Slagle, have carved out a niche advising other couples with the money questions that com…
May 24, 2022
Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?
spending

Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?

The cost of a gallon of gas is heading back toward its March highs. What’s driving the resurgence, and will gas prices go down anytime soon?
May 23, 2022
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
state tax

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.
May 23, 2022
COVID’s Financial Toll Isn’t What You Think
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID’s Financial Toll Isn’t What You Think

From a grandma’s retirement in ruins to a troubled teen inheriting too soon, COVID’s effects will last for generations. While nothing can prepare you …
May 21, 2022
Travel Warning: Inkeepers Laws Can Cost You – Just Ask This Marriott Guest
travel

Travel Warning: Inkeepers Laws Can Cost You – Just Ask This Marriott Guest

When almost $9,000 in luggage vanished, you’d think the world’s biggest hotel chain would reimburse its guest. You would be wrong.
May 20, 2022

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Charitable Tax Deductions: An Additional Reward for the Gift of Giving
Tax Breaks

Charitable Tax Deductions: An Additional Reward for the Gift of Giving

With a charitable tax deduction, you can donate to a good cause and cut your tax bill at the same time.
May 19, 2022
What Older Adults Should Know about Getting Divorced and (Maybe) Remarried
Divorce

What Older Adults Should Know about Getting Divorced and (Maybe) Remarried

Gray divorce is on the rise, and couples parting ways at this stage of life should know there are important financial and estate planning issues to co…
May 19, 2022
Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?
Tax Breaks

Will a Gas Tax Holiday or Suspension Lower Gas Prices Near You?

One way to bring down the price of gasoline is to establish a gas tax holiday. But will Uncle Sam, or your state government, suspend the gas taxes tha…
May 18, 2022
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
home

11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

These valuables and documents, along with some items you hold dear, should be stored securely at your bank.
May 18, 2022
Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

Locking up certain important documents and valuables in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
May 18, 2022
Hockey Star’s Viral Twitter Rant Targets Wealth Management
personal finance

Hockey Star’s Viral Twitter Rant Targets Wealth Management

NHL great Chris Pronger took to Twitter recently to critique athletes’ spending and investing, warn of predatory financial advisers and offer smart mo…
May 18, 2022
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
state tax

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.
May 17, 2022
How Gas Prices Are Determined
personal finance

How Gas Prices Are Determined

Who controls gas prices in the U.S.? There's no puppeteer, just several factors that combine to pull and push on what you pay at the pump.
May 17, 2022
8 Risky Jobs That Pay Big Bucks
career planning

8 Risky Jobs That Pay Big Bucks

From professional athletes to police officers, some jobs carry more risks than others. If you don’t mind possible injury or even the possibility of de…
May 17, 2022
Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye
Brandon Copeland

Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland illustrates how car prices are far more than meets the eye.
May 11, 2022
Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?
personal finance

Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?

A few catalysts could theoretically relieve current pressures at the fuel pump, but don’t expect gas prices to go meaningfully lower soon.
May 9, 2022
The Cure for the Great Resignation: Hire Older Workers
careers

The Cure for the Great Resignation: Hire Older Workers

A Yale psychology professor smashes myths on aging and the worth of older workers in her fascinating and uplifting new book, “Breaking the Age Code.”
May 9, 2022
The Haves-vs.-Have-Nots Problem Won’t Go Away Without Doing This
personal finance

The Haves-vs.-Have-Nots Problem Won’t Go Away Without Doing This

We need to work on improving our financial literacy – especially when it comes to women and children. Here are some ways to work toward that important…
May 8, 2022
Accident Victims (and Their Doctors) Sometimes Get Shafted by Letters of Protection
personal finance

Accident Victims (and Their Doctors) Sometimes Get Shafted by Letters of Protection

If your personal injury lawyer wants you to sign a letter of protection for your health care bills, be aware of some potential pitfalls.
May 5, 2022
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
May 4, 2022
Interest Rates are Rising – What This Means for Your Bank Account
personal finance

Interest Rates are Rising – What This Means for Your Bank Account

First of all, when we say, “the Fed raised interest rates,” that’s a bit of a misnomer.
May 4, 2022
Which Documents to Keep, Which to Shred and Which to Scan
home insurance

Which Documents to Keep, Which to Shred and Which to Scan

A speedy recovery from disaster can depend on your recordkeeping. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance writer Rivan Stinson tells us how to get our papers in …
May 4, 2022
Create a Financial Plan for Natural Disaster
personal finance

Create a Financial Plan for Natural Disaster

If disaster strikes, do you have your important financial documents safeguarded in case you need to leave your home in a hurry? Here’s what you’ll nee…
May 4, 2022
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
Scams

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing a spare key, your passport book or card or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft – or worse.
May 4, 2022
3 Paths for Getting Vision Insurance in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

3 Paths for Getting Vision Insurance in Retirement

Medicare Part B's restrictive coverage of vision care means you'll have to find a different route to get the right insurance. Here's some guidance.
May 2, 2022
What If Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Had a Premarital Agreement?
Divorce

What If Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Had a Premarital Agreement?

Oh, the gritty details we’re learning from the latest court battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. This unfortunate airing of dirty laundry may h…
May 2, 2022