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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.
April 15, 2021
Financial Planning Lessons Regular Folks Can Learn from Professional Athletes
personal finance

Financial Planning Lessons Regular Folks Can Learn from Professional Athletes

The image we have of lucrative contracts and lavish lifestyles for baseball players and other pro athletes can be pretty far off base. In fact, these …
April 15, 2021
Uh-Oh: My Kid Wants to Be a ‘Social Media Influencer’ … What Are the Legal Risks?
careers

Uh-Oh: My Kid Wants to Be a ‘Social Media Influencer’ … What Are the Legal Risks?

Teenagers and their parents need to know there are plenty of legal consequences for this new breed of marketers, according to attorney Christy L. Fole…
April 15, 2021
What You Need to Know about College 529 Savings Plans
529 Plans

What You Need to Know about College 529 Savings Plans

Do you know how much you’re able to contribute or what the funds could be used to pay for? How about how contributing affects your taxes? Check out th…
April 14, 2021
Medical Expenses Retirees (and Others) Can Deduct on Their Taxes
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Medical Expenses Retirees (and Others) Can Deduct on Their Taxes

The list of medical deductions is broad and includes items, such as expenses for service animals and the cost of long-term care.
April 14, 2021

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11 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime
Budgeting

11 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime

You probably aren't using most of the perks tucked into that $119 annual fee -- which you don't need to pay to get the free Amazon shipping you crave.
April 13, 2021
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021?
Making Your Money Last

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. It looks like Pr…
April 12, 2021
‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm
Divorce

‘Gray Divorce’ Rates Are Exploding Due to This Perfect Storm

Here’s why divorce rates among those 50 and older are booming … and what women can do to recover and rebound.
April 12, 2021
How to Pay Off $130,000 in Parent PLUS Loans for Just $33,000
Paying for College

How to Pay Off $130,000 in Parent PLUS Loans for Just $33,000

Meet Nate. He took out $130,000 in Parent PLUS loans for his kids. The standard repayment plan will cost him over $170,000. But some smart strategizin…
April 12, 2021
The Top 10 Financial Mistakes for Young Couples to Avoid
personal finance

The Top 10 Financial Mistakes for Young Couples to Avoid

Money is a common marriage stressor. In a pandemic that’s seen a disproportionate number of young couples divorcing, minimizing money disputes can be …
April 9, 2021
How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money
Travel

How Retired Singles Can Safely Travel While Saving Money

Many older adults look forward to seeing the world once they retire. Here are some tips for those who are single and looking for adventure.
April 8, 2021
37 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2021
business

37 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in 2021

We flag a wide variety of cool side hustles to earn bonus bucks to cover expenses expected and unexpected as we begin to emerge from the pandemic lock…
April 8, 2021
The Potential Financial Silver Lining of the Pandemic
personal finance

The Potential Financial Silver Lining of the Pandemic

People have been forced to be more mindful of their saving and spending lately. But let’s take it a step further, and train that focus on your retirem…
April 8, 2021
10 Questions Retirees Often Get Wrong About Taxes in Retirement
retirement

10 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?
April 7, 2021
Escape from the Planet of the Lawyers
careers

Escape from the Planet of the Lawyers

A lot of lawyers out there are unhappy campers, but they don’t have to be. Anyone in the legal profession who is unhappy at work needs to realize they…
April 3, 2021
Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect
Travel

Getting an RV Loan: What You Should Expect

An RV's steep price tag means lenders may have stricter requirements, such as a higher credit score and additional documentation, for borrowers.
April 1, 2021
RV Insurance: Everything You Must Know
insurance

RV Insurance: Everything You Must Know

Selecting the right RV insurance is a big decision to protect your investment. Here's what you should know about the costs and different coverage type…
April 1, 2021
Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin in May
Coronavirus and Your Money

Refunds for $10,200 Unemployment Tax Break to Begin in May

The IRS will issue automatic refunds in May to people eligible for the new unemployment tax exemption who already filed a tax return.
March 31, 2021
20 Ways to Save on Health Care
health insurance

20 Ways to Save on Health Care

From maximizing insurance benefits to shopping for discounts to funding tax-advantaged accounts, these tips will lower your costs no matter how you ge…
March 31, 2021
The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later
Smart Buying

The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later

Breaking up payments can make a big purchase seem cheaper, which can tempt you to overspend.
March 31, 2021
This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz
Becoming a Homeowner

This Hot Housing Market with Daniel Bortz

Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing write…
March 31, 2021
PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Basics for Small Business Owners

Although uncertainty and confusion have surrounded the Paycheck Protection Program since its launch, that shouldn't stop small business owners from pa…
March 30, 2021
The Pandemic Has Set Gender Parity Back: But We Can Fix That
Women & Money

The Pandemic Has Set Gender Parity Back: But We Can Fix That

Our economy has entered a “she-cession,” with job losses and caregiving pressures hitting women hard. But there are some things we can do to work on t…
March 30, 2021
Brandon Copeland: Should Student Athletes Be Paid to Play?
Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland: Should Student Athletes Be Paid to Play?

During the height of March Madness, Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland and Casey Schwab, founder and CEO of Altius…
March 29, 2021
What to Make of Bitcoin
Becoming an Investor

What to Make of Bitcoin

The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
March 26, 2021