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
How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas
home insurance

How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas

From wildfires to hurricanes and riots, some homes and businesses are more risky than others to insure. If you’re having a hard time finding coverage,…
September 15, 2020
9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

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.
June 1, 2020
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
savings

11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Certain documents and valuables, including certain things with sentimental value, should be stored securely at your bank.
June 1, 2020
11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box
Saving

11 Best Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

April 30, 2020

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Retirees, Cover Yourself With Umbrella Insurance
retirement

Retirees, Cover Yourself With Umbrella Insurance

You may not realize you don’t have enough liability coverage until something catastrophic happens.
January 28, 2020
11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida
retirement

11 Reasons You Don't Want to Retire in Florida

The dark side of the Sunshine State includes an overabundance of boomers, critters, sweat and weirdness.
November 14, 2019
Tax Tip: Write Off Losses Caused by Natural Disasters
Tax Breaks

Tax Tip: Write Off Losses Caused by Natural Disasters

Understand IRS rules to get the maximum tax relief for property losses resulting from floods, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and more.
September 26, 2019
Should You Inform Your Insurance Agent about a Burglary?
business

Should You Inform Your Insurance Agent about a Burglary?

In the case of a break-in or vandalism that doesn't result in significant damage, you may want to think twice.
September 17, 2019
10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims
insurance

10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Claims

Three of the costliest natural disasters in U.S.
September 3, 2019
Is Your Home Covered If a Natural Disaster Strikes?
real estate

Is Your Home Covered If a Natural Disaster Strikes?

Hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey are joined by longtime Kiplinger contributor Kim Lankford to discuss how to ensure your home is protected if a natura…
August 12, 2019
Trim Your Home Insurance Premium
insurance

Trim Your Home Insurance Premium

Whether you stay with your current insurer or switch, you can lower your rate without sacrificing coverage.
August 5, 2019
Are You Covered for the Next Natural Disaster?
insurance

Are You Covered for the Next Natural Disaster?

Make sure you have the right insurance to protect you from nature’s wrath.
August 3, 2019
The Power Company Fried My Appliances: What Are My Rights?
real estate

The Power Company Fried My Appliances: What Are My Rights?

If a utility company causes a power surge that kills your old (but perfectly functional) appliances, you may not like the answer to this question. The…
July 12, 2019
Is Your Home Adequately Insured by the Right Company?
insurance

Is Your Home Adequately Insured by the Right Company?

Do you know what an "admitted" insurance company is? Some folks hit by the Paradise, Calif., fire learned that lesson and a couple others the hard way…
May 10, 2019
10 Reasons You Will Regret Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool
buying a home

10 Reasons You Will Regret Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool

Buying a home with a swimming pool in the backyard will certainly score you bragging rights around the neighborhood.
May 2, 2019
11 Reasons You Need Umbrella Insurance Right Now
insurance

11 Reasons You Need Umbrella Insurance Right Now

An umbrella insurance policy can protect your assets and future earnings from expensive lawsuits.
April 18, 2019
9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House
real estate

9 Ways to Get Extra Cash From Your House

If you're a homeowner looking to rake in some extra money, whether to fund a much-needed renovation or to afford a much-needed dream vacation, don't d…
April 2, 2019
Why You Need an Umbrella Policy
insurance

Why You Need an Umbrella Policy

Adding extra liability coverage to your auto- and homeowners-insurance policies can protect your finances from expensive lawsuits.
February 20, 2019
Do I Need Extra Insurance for My Drone?
insurance

Do I Need Extra Insurance for My Drone?

Before your drone takes to the sky, see if your insurer will cover any damages the unmanned aircraft may cause to others or their property.
February 20, 2019
9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box
home

9 Things You'll Regret Keeping in a Safe Deposit Box

In today’s digital age, in which seemingly anything that matters is stored virtually in the cloud, a physical safe deposit box comes across as a relic…
January 29, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home
home

10 Things You Didn't Know About Living in a Tiny Home

It's a lazy weekend and you’re plunked down on the couch channel surfing.
January 22, 2019
How Much Umbrella Insurance Do You Need?
insurance

How Much Umbrella Insurance Do You Need?

Having too much liability insurance is better than having too little. And it’s affordable.
January 16, 2019
Protect Your Assets With an Umbrella Insurance Policy
insurance

Protect Your Assets With an Umbrella Insurance Policy

A $1 million policy can cost as little as $150 per year.
January 4, 2019
Hurricanes Shed Light on Inadequate Insurance Coverage
insurance

Hurricanes Shed Light on Inadequate Insurance Coverage

Did you know that standard homeowner policies don’t cover flooding from heavy rains? And that people who don’t live in flood zones file water-damage c…
January 3, 2019