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21 Best Kirkland Signature Products to Buy at Costco for the Holidays
Costco

21 Best Kirkland Signature Products to Buy at Costco for the Holidays

What do you need to sit around that hearth on a holiday evening: Nuts? Candies? Coffee with Irish Cream? There are a ton of holiday bargains on qualit…
December 7, 2021
The One Account That Every Millennial Should Consider
health savings accounts

The One Account That Every Millennial Should Consider

One of the best investments you can make, with incredible tax-fighting potential, is something many people overlook or don’t even know about.
December 7, 2021
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.
December 7, 2021
Understanding SSDI and VA Income Options for Veterans with Disabilities
personal finance

Understanding SSDI and VA Income Options for Veterans with Disabilities

For the millions of veterans struggling to make ends meet due to an injury or illness related to their service, there is help out there. But you’ve go…
December 6, 2021
Practical Ways to Turn Your Philanthropic Dream into a Reality
Charity

Practical Ways to Turn Your Philanthropic Dream into a Reality

Maybe you have an undefined notion of how you’d like to make a change in the world. Here’s how to define your mission and then take the next steps to …
December 6, 2021

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2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember
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2021 Holiday Tipping Guide: 18 People You Should Remember

Service workers deserve special recognition for the help they provide during COVID. That makes holiday tipping all the more important this year.
December 3, 2021
Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit
Charity

Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit

The 10 questions you should ask before making a donation this year.
December 3, 2021
Give Cash Now, Cut Your Estate Tax Later
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Give Cash Now, Cut Your Estate Tax Later

During this season of giving, take advantage of the annual gift tax exclusion before the year ends.
December 2, 2021
TOD Accounts Versus Revocable Trusts – Which Is Better?
savings

TOD Accounts Versus Revocable Trusts – Which Is Better?

Both help you pass down assets while avoiding the time and expense of probate, but one comes with a lot more flexibility than the other.
December 2, 2021
9 Ways Retirees Can Whittle Down Their Car Insurance Costs
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9 Ways Retirees Can Whittle Down Their Car Insurance Costs

As more Americans hit the road again, car insurance rates have unfortunately rebounded. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to trim your premiums…
December 1, 2021
Preparing for a New Life
Starting Out: New Grads and Young Professionals

Preparing for a New Life

While this Afghan refugee waits for resettlement, she is working to bring her family to the U.S.
December 1, 2021
What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday
Charity

What You Should Know About Giving Tuesday

After draining their wallets to buy holiday gifts, Americans will dig deeper into their pockets for charities on Giving Tuesday.
November 29, 2021
Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds
Basics

Earn 7.12% With Series I Bonds

A savings or money market deposit account is best for quick cash, but I bonds can fit into a longer-term savings plan.
November 29, 2021
12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals
Costco

12 Best Costco Cyber Monday Deals

The warehouse club giant’s holiday shopping deals don’t stop with Black Friday. It has plenty of hot deals for Cyber Monday, too, and some of them inc…
November 29, 2021
Am I Responsible for Paying Off My Deceased Husband’s Debt?
debt management

Am I Responsible for Paying Off My Deceased Husband’s Debt?

You may be off the hook as some debts — including even certain types of credit card charges — are forgiven at death. However, others linger much longe…
November 28, 2021
Bias at Work: How to Defuse a Ticking Time Bomb in Your Organization
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Bias at Work: How to Defuse a Ticking Time Bomb in Your Organization

An interview with the author of the book “Bias Interrupted” reveals hidden signs of bias in the workplace and offers ideas for what to do to help corr…
November 26, 2021
Financial Topics Safe for This Year’s Thanksgiving Table
personal finance

Financial Topics Safe for This Year’s Thanksgiving Table

Talking about money over turkey may be less stressful than getting into politics or social issues this year. Here are some possibilities to get the ba…
November 25, 2021
10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2021
personal finance

10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2021

Kiplinger’s annual roundup of economic good news, technological advances, and medical breakthroughs for you to celebrate on Thanksgiving and throughou…
November 24, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
Women & Money

Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021
Depression and the Holidays: Some Friendly Advice from a Financial Adviser
personal finance

Depression and the Holidays: Some Friendly Advice from a Financial Adviser

Now is the time to be on the lookout for the signs that someone may need a boost. Or maybe you could use a little help yourself?
November 24, 2021
There's No Vaccine Against Inflation
Economic Forecasts

There's No Vaccine Against Inflation

Prices should ease in 2022, but inflation will remain above the levels of recent years.
November 23, 2021
Best Black Friday Deals at Costco
Costco

Best Black Friday Deals at Costco

The venerated warehouse chain unleashes holiday bargains in hopes you’ll also snap up Costco’s Kirkland Signature house-brand line of goods as well.
November 23, 2021
How to Choose the Right Payment App
banking

How to Choose the Right Payment App

Using PayPal, Venmo, Zelle and other apps is convenient, but there are pros and cons to each.
November 23, 2021
Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big
Smart Buying

Shop for a New Wireless Plan and Save Big

Competition is fierce, and carriers are dangling free phones and streaming subscriptions.
November 23, 2021
Where to Find Emergency Cash
Making Your Money Last

Where to Find Emergency Cash

Even if you're debt-averse, having a credit card to pay for emergencies could be an important lifeline.
November 22, 2021