personal finance

6 Ways Your Lawyer (and You) Can Screw Up Your Family Law Case
Divorce

6 Ways Your Lawyer (and You) Can Screw Up Your Family Law Case

Nothing hits closer to home than divorce and child custody cases. When lawyers get involved, things can go horribly wrong if you make these six common…
July 2, 2022
Biden Proposes Gas Tax Holiday, Urges States to Do the Same
Tax Breaks

Biden Proposes Gas Tax Holiday, Urges States to Do the Same

The proposed three-month federal gas tax holiday would bring down the price of gasoline slightly, while state gas tax holidays could reduce the price …
July 1, 2022
How Big Should My Emergency Fund Be?
Brandon Copeland

How Big Should My Emergency Fund Be?

NFL linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses the importance of building an emergency fund.
June 30, 2022
11 Education Tax Credits and Deductions for 2022
Tax Breaks

11 Education Tax Credits and Deductions for 2022

Whether you're saving for college, currently paying tuition, or dealing with student loan debt, there's probably an education tax break that can help …
June 30, 2022
Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers
credit & debt

Financial Advice from America’s Founding Fathers

What money-management guidance can we glean from the words — and experience — of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and others?
June 30, 2022

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Abortion and Taxes: What Happens Now Without Roe v. Wade?
Women & Money

Abortion and Taxes: What Happens Now Without Roe v. Wade?

See how abortion-related medical expense deductions, HSA and FSA payments, employer-provided travel, and charitable contributions will be handled now …
June 29, 2022
Is It Time to Leave Corporate America and Become a Consultant?
careers

Is It Time to Leave Corporate America and Become a Consultant?

Before you make the jump to self-employment, investigate your options for saving for retirement, controlling your taxes and covering your insurance ne…
June 29, 2022
Economic Pain at a Food Pantry
personal finance

Economic Pain at a Food Pantry

The manager of this Boston-area nonprofit has had to scramble to find affordable food.
June 28, 2022
When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?
Paying for College

When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?

Millions of Americans are waiting for the Biden Administration’s next hint, which could come later this summer, at how he’ll address the student loan …
June 27, 2022
Yours, Mine and Ours: A Checklist for Blended Family Finances
personal finance

Yours, Mine and Ours: A Checklist for Blended Family Finances

When combining finances as a new family, there’s lots to consider. To make the best choices, here are six key areas to plan ahead and consider.
June 27, 2022
8 Money Tips for Seniors Suffering from Inflation
Inflation

8 Money Tips for Seniors Suffering from Inflation

This year has been an especially tough one for seniors on fixed incomes. To stay on track, try these eight financial survival tips.
June 26, 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.
June 23, 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.
June 23, 2022
Financial Independence After Divorce: You Can Go Your Own Way
Divorce

Financial Independence After Divorce: You Can Go Your Own Way

Imagining life after divorce can be a fraught – especially when it comes to finances. Don’t let money worries derail the new life you’re building. Fin…
June 23, 2022
Best National Banks
banking

Best National Banks

These large, brick-and-mortar institutions have branches in several states (as well as online banking), so they’re solid choices if in-person assista…
June 23, 2022
Best Banks for Retirees
banking

Best Banks for Retirees

With these institutions, retirees avoid pesky fees on checks and paper statements and have access to an array of additional wealth and investment serv…
June 23, 2022
Best Credit Unions
credit union

Best Credit Unions

Credit unions are not-for-profit institutions owned by their members. Those listed here are open to anyone in the U.S.; if you are not eligible based …
June 23, 2022
Best Banks for Higher-Net-Worth Clients
wealth management

Best Banks for Higher-Net-Worth Clients

Those who can meet high minimum-balance requirements at these banks get abundant account freebies and extras ranging from financial advice to event ac…
June 23, 2022
Best Internet Banks
online banking

Best Internet Banks

These institutions operate fully online, which decreases their overhead costs and allows them to offer lower fees and higher rates than many other ban…
June 23, 2022
The Best Bank for You, 2022
Making Your Money Last

The Best Bank for You, 2022

Check out our list of the best candidates for your next financial institution based on interest rates, fees and other features.
June 23, 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.
June 22, 2022
What is Your ‘Personal Inflation Rate’?
Inflation

What is Your ‘Personal Inflation Rate’?

You’re probably well aware that inflation is running near 9%, but depending on how you spend, your own personal rate could be much lower – or higher.
June 22, 2022
How to Find a Job After Graduation, with Beth Handler-Grunt
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

How to Find a Job After Graduation, with Beth Handler-Grunt

Today’s successful job applicants need to know how to ace the virtual interview and be prepared to do good old-fashioned research and networking. Also…
June 21, 2022
Financial Advice I Would Give My Younger Self – Planning for Education Funding
college

Financial Advice I Would Give My Younger Self – Planning for Education Funding

College 529 plans vs. Roth IRAs: A financial expert shares what she wishes she had known when saving for her own law school and her son’s college. Tak…
June 21, 2022
How NOT to Sell Your Idea at Work
careers

How NOT to Sell Your Idea at Work

Unless you want to damage your credibility and undermine your career, don’t make these 10 blunders when presenting a proposal at your workplace.
June 20, 2022
Fed’s Latest (and Greatest) Rate Hike Sure to Cause More Pain
interest rates

Fed’s Latest (and Greatest) Rate Hike Sure to Cause More Pain

Act now to avoid the worst blows that still could hit the economy and your personal and business financial life.
June 18, 2022