4 Ways to Earn More From Your Rainy Day Fund
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4 Ways to Earn More From Your Rainy Day Fund

You should set aside enough money to cover three to six months of living expenses in case of an emergency. But sticking this cash in a savings account…
October 12, 2021
Retirees, Plan for the Tax Hit From Savings Bonds
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Retirees, Plan for the Tax Hit From Savings Bonds

The federal tax consequences for Series EE and I U.S. savings bonds are anything but straightforward. Here's how interest from savings bonds is taxed …
October 7, 2021
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
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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.
September 25, 2021
9 Things You’ll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
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9 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.
September 24, 2021
3 Smart Places to Save Now
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3 Smart Places to Save Now

Boomers planning on retiring in the next several years should consider these three tax-smart moves now. They can help you cut the taxes you’ll pay on …
September 23, 2021

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Best Online Brokers, 2021

With new traders flocking to the market, can firms keep up? We test how well they serve clients of all stripes.
August 27, 2021
Long-Term Rates Will Edge Higher
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Long-Term Rates Will Edge Higher

Yields on bank savings accounts will stay low. Home mortgage rates will remain affordable.
July 30, 2021
Fintech: The Bank Disrupters
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Fintech: The Bank Disrupters

Fintechs offer mostly free accounts with tantalizing yields and slick features, but don’t expect much hand-holding.
July 25, 2021
It May Be Unsexy, But This One Asset Class Is Critical to Any Financial Plan
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It May Be Unsexy, But This One Asset Class Is Critical to Any Financial Plan

You can’t afford to forget about cash when planning for your wealth. Here are some guidelines to help manage this often-overlooked asset class.
July 7, 2021
Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot
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Bank-Loan Funds Are in a Sweet Spot

They do well when rates are rising and the economy is strong.
June 24, 2021
Earn 3.54% With Series I Bonds
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Earn 3.54% 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.
June 23, 2021
The Best Bank for You
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The Best Bank for You

Check out our list of the best candidates for your next financial institution based on interest rates, fees and other features.
June 22, 2021
The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
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The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

Long-term demographic and economic trends will keep a lid on future price hikes.
June 22, 2021
Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet
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Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Keeps It Short and Sweet

This member of the Kiplinger 25 focuses on debt with one- to five-year maturities, making it less sensitive to interest-rate shifts.
May 25, 2021
What Kids Need to Know About Finances
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What Kids Need to Know About Finances

In a digital world, it's even more critical to teach children how to handle cold, hard cash.
May 24, 2021
How the Senior Safe Act Protects Your Finances
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How the Senior Safe Act Protects Your Finances

The law encourages employees of financial services firms to report cases of suspected elder financial abuse, hopefully leading to more prosecutions of…
May 21, 2021
10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families
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10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families

Service members face a range of threats – from the lethal to the financial. A wide array of generous benefits and programs are meant to offset some of…
May 19, 2021
Rebuilding Emergency Savings in 2021: Take a Realistic Approach
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Rebuilding Emergency Savings in 2021: Take a Realistic Approach

Saving for a rainy day can be a tall order, especially if you have recently experienced a financial setback. Taking even small steps can help you work…
April 21, 2021
What to Make of Bitcoin
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What to Make of Bitcoin

The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
March 26, 2021
Should You Worry About Rising Interest Rates?
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Should You Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Look past the 10-year Treasury yield. Smart investors cast a wide net.
March 23, 2021
4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything
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4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything

You can haggle for a better price on just about any product or service. You just need to know how to approach these conversations.
March 9, 2021
Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?
Financial Planning

Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?

If your current account has a reliable history of strong yields, it might be worth sticking around.
February 23, 2021
Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

If you’ve added a dog or cat to your family, consider pet insurance to manage routine and unexpected veterinary bills.
December 16, 2020
17 Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays
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17 Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays

Having an Amazon Prime membership isn't just about Amazon Prime Day. From Amazon for Students to Amazon Music, the benefits of Amazon Prime are far re…
December 1, 2020
Find Higher Yields for Your Cash
Financial Planning

Find Higher Yields for Your Cash

Interest rates are scraping bottom, but here’s a road map to accounts that will help your money grow.
November 24, 2020