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Fed’s Latest (and Greatest) Rate Hike Sure to Cause More Pain
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Fed’s Latest (and Greatest) Rate Hike Sure to Cause More Pain

Act now to avoid the worst blows that still could hit the economy and your personal and business financial life.
June 18, 2022
Are You Wearing Blinders That Could Spoil Your Financial Decisions?
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Are You Wearing Blinders That Could Spoil Your Financial Decisions?

How to stay disciplined and keep your eyes on the big picture.
June 18, 2022
Strategies to Pay Down Your Credit Card Debt
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Strategies to Pay Down Your Credit Card Debt

Consider these smart strategies to eliminate or reduce what you owe.
June 17, 2022
3 Ways to Keep Inflation from Shrinking Your Retirement
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3 Ways to Keep Inflation from Shrinking Your Retirement

Higher prices are tough on retirees, but there are a few ways to protect your nest egg from “shrinkflation” during these trying times.
June 17, 2022
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2022?
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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2022?

Amazon.com locks down two days in July for Amazon Prime Day 2022.
June 16, 2022
Career Advice For New College Grads
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Career Advice For New College Grads

Research potential employers, and don’t wear pajama bottoms for Zoom interviews.
June 15, 2022
What Working with the Homeless Taught Me about Financial Planning
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What Working with the Homeless Taught Me about Financial Planning

None of us is immune to adversity, but when life takes unexpected turns, a financial plan helps keep you on track. And a good plan must cover these th…
June 15, 2022
Prepare for Painful Utility Bills, Gas Station Visits
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Prepare for Painful Utility Bills, Gas Station Visits

While brutal pump prices are dominating the headlines, consumers also are absorbing rapidly escalating utility bills.
June 14, 2022
Savvy Strategies for Your Health Savings Account
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Savvy Strategies for Your Health Savings Account

HSAs are a super tax-advantaged way to save for health care expenses if you have a high-deductible health plan. So what are you waiting for?
June 14, 2022
Repo Risk: Beware Illegal Car Repossessions
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Repo Risk: Beware Illegal Car Repossessions

Used cars are worth more than ever before. The CFPB warns the hot market may tempt lenders to seize cars when they don’t have a legal right. What can …
June 13, 2022
Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?
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Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?

The cost of a gallon of gas is at an all-time high. What’s driving the surge and will gas prices go down anytime soon?
June 13, 2022
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2022 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
June 10, 2022
Homeowners Insurance: How to Protect Your Home
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Homeowners Insurance: How to Protect Your Home

NFL linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses the ins and outs of homeowners insurance.
June 8, 2022
Why Can’t I Find a Lawyer to Take My Defamation Case? (Blame Barbra Streisand!)
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Why Can’t I Find a Lawyer to Take My Defamation Case? (Blame Barbra Streisand!)

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation case may be over, for now, but if you want to file a suit to protect your own reputation, think twice. Here’s w…
June 8, 2022
Gas Prices Around the World
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Gas Prices Around the World

You might be feeling pain at the pump, but it could be worse; gas is a lot more expensive in some other countries.
June 7, 2022
Money Matters to Consider When Bringing Home Baby No. 2
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Money Matters to Consider When Bringing Home Baby No. 2

As my husband and I learned recently, expanding your family from one to two kids comes with a number of financial aspects to plan for.
June 7, 2022
Fearless Conversations Can Help You Grow Your Money – and Your Relationships Too
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Fearless Conversations Can Help You Grow Your Money – and Your Relationships Too

Get over your discomfort, because even though talking about finances can be awkward, it’s worth it in so many ways.
June 7, 2022
Beneficiary Designations: 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid
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Beneficiary Designations: 5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid

You may be surprised at how easy it is to make an expensive mistake with your beneficiary designations. Here's how to help avoid the five most common …
June 6, 2022
Let’s Use the Crypto Craze as a Springboard into Better Financial Literacy
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Let’s Use the Crypto Craze as a Springboard into Better Financial Literacy

Investing in cryptocurrencies has gotten a new segment of folks interested in finances. But why stop there? It’s a great opportunity for them to get a…
June 5, 2022
30 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco
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30 Best Kirkland Products You Should Buy at Costco

Many of warehouse club Costco's store-branded Kirkland Signature items get high marks for quality and value. Check out our picks.
June 3, 2022
Are Today's Pump Prices Higher Than 2008's Gas Prices?
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Are Today's Pump Prices Higher Than 2008's Gas Prices?

Americans haven't felt this much pain at the pump in well more than a decade, but by one measure, gas prices still haven't topped 2008's highs.
June 2, 2022
How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Department of Education revamped the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program started under the Bush administration. Here's how to see if you quali…
June 1, 2022
Millennials Want a Different Kind of Retirement
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Millennials Want a Different Kind of Retirement

Here’s what Millennials’ retirement dreams look like … and how they can get there.
June 1, 2022
Is a Recession Coming?
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Is a Recession Coming?

With a lot of recession talk out there, we might just talk ourselves into one. We take that risk with Jim Patterson of The Kiplinger Letter. Also, dol…
May 31, 2022
25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career
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25 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career

One way to increase your chances of earning a good living is to pick a college major that prepares you to work in a field that pays well. Here are som…
May 31, 2022
Don’t Let Changing Jobs Derail Your Retirement Plans
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Don’t Let Changing Jobs Derail Your Retirement Plans

Many Americans expect to change jobs in the coming year, which could have significant effects on their retirement planning. Before writing your own re…
May 31, 2022