personal finance

How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn
debt management

How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn

For anyone with debt to their name, right now could be a great time to take advantage of unique opportunities to either refinance, pay off or even dra…
October 22, 2020
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 crunched a lot of numbers (and ran a survey) to crown top firms for their service on banking, credit cards, mortgages, and home and auto insurance.…
October 22, 2020
2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For
credit cards

2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For

After an infuriating wake-up call with her own credit card company, one financial services consultant wants consumers to know something: It’s smart to…
October 20, 2020
Meet Brandon Copeland: NFL Linebacker, New Kiplinger Contributor
personal finance

Meet Brandon Copeland: NFL Linebacker, New Kiplinger Contributor

We talk to Kiplinger's newest collaborator. Playing outside linebacker for the New England Patriots is just one of the irons he’s got in the fire — an…
October 20, 2020
11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
home

11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are several home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
October 16, 2020

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier

Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
October 16, 2020
5 Ways Millennials Can Turn Financial Stress into Financial Wellness
personal finance

5 Ways Millennials Can Turn Financial Stress into Financial Wellness

Here’s how to build financial stability, while enjoying life now.
October 15, 2020
The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
Empty Nesters

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
retirement

9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day
shopping

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day

Kiplinger.com editor and veteran comparison shopper Bob Niedt joins the Your Money's Worth podcast to talk about the ins and outs of Amazon Prime Day.…
October 13, 2020
How Much Insurance Should You Get? A Lawyer’s Advice
insurance

How Much Insurance Should You Get? A Lawyer’s Advice

The advice to “Only pay for what you need” sounds good. But when it comes to home, auto and business insurance coverage, four guidelines could help de…
October 12, 2020
File the FAFSA Now: Urgent Reasons for Families to File Early in 2020 for College Aid
college

File the FAFSA Now: Urgent Reasons for Families to File Early in 2020 for College Aid

If you have a college-bound student at home, don't procrastinate on securing financial aid for the 2021-22 school year.
October 9, 2020
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
Scams

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing your passport book or card, a spare key, or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft -- or worse.
October 9, 2020
Boost Your Retirement Income in 3 Steps
personal finance

Boost Your Retirement Income in 3 Steps

Low interest rates are a big challenge for retirees today. To help cope, try these three strategies.
October 9, 2020
​16 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains
online shopping

​16 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains

Love shopping online, but hate searching the web for sales? Skip the hassle by using these resources that will do the deal hunting for you.
October 8, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2020: When It Starts, the Best and Worst Deals, Competing Events, More
spending

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2020: When It Starts, the Best and Worst Deals, Competing Events, More

In a first, the giant retailer has pushed Amazon Prime Day this year from July to October, effectively launching the holiday shopping season weeks ear…
October 8, 2020
8 Things Men Should NEVER Do in the Workplace
careers

8 Things Men Should NEVER Do in the Workplace

The new book "Good Guys, How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace" has practical advice to help level the playing field, including a li…
October 8, 2020
Thanks, Granny: Money Quirks (Good or Bad) Can Be Inherited
personal finance

Thanks, Granny: Money Quirks (Good or Bad) Can Be Inherited

To learn about your own financial strengths and help eliminate your weaknesses, trace your family tree.
October 8, 2020
Retirees' Guide to Giving for the Greatest Impact
Making Your Money Last

Retirees' Guide to Giving for the Greatest Impact

The need for charity is climbing, particularly to combat the rising poverty, hunger and homelessness from the pandemic’s economic fallout. Here's how …
October 7, 2020
Gifts vs. Loans: Don’t Be Generous to a Fault
personal finance

Gifts vs. Loans: Don’t Be Generous to a Fault

What most of you would think of as a “loan to a family member” the IRS may consider a “gift” instead. And that can be a very expensive difference of o…
October 7, 2020
How to Fly Safely for Less This Fall
travel

How to Fly Safely for Less This Fall

Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, joins the Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss strategies for snagging discounted airfare in the comin…
October 6, 2020
A Surprising Way COVID-19 Is Making Divorce More Complicated
Divorce

A Surprising Way COVID-19 Is Making Divorce More Complicated

The pandemic’s economic side effects have pushed more companies to offer stock options and restricted stock awards to employees. This type of compensa…
October 6, 2020
The Psychology of Being Scammed
personal finance

The Psychology of Being Scammed

Are you nice? Trusting? Well, you also might be scammed one day, if you’re not careful.
October 5, 2020
A Tasty Break From the Pandemic
Business Costs & Regulation

A Tasty Break From the Pandemic

This Ohio bakery has found creative ways to stay in business—and even thrive.
October 1, 2020
High-Tech Aids for Aging in Place
Caregiving

High-Tech Aids for Aging in Place

Apple Watch and other technology provides fast feedback, comfort for older users, and a powerful assist for caregivers.
October 1, 2020