personal finance

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 evaluated major banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders, and home and auto insurers to see how well they treat their clients.
December 21, 2021
A Life on the Road
Business Travel

A Life on the Road

After working remotely for her corporate job, she quit to make a living pursuing her passions.
December 20, 2021
How to Nix Checking Fees
Making Your Money Last

How to Nix Checking Fees

Strictly free accounts aren’t the only way to bank - almost all banks and credit unions offer ways around paying fees.
December 20, 2021
What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?
Basics

What Does Your Credit Score Really Mean?

Your score helps lenders assess the likelihood you’ll repay a loan. It can also help you assess your credit health.
December 20, 2021
Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback
Making Your Money Last

Banking at the Post Office May Be Making a Comeback

Advocates say the Postal Service can provide access to an essential financial system while bolstering its own economic position.
December 20, 2021
8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted at Work
careers

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Promoted at Work

Has your career stalled? See if you’re making any of these all-too-common mistakes.
December 18, 2021
Stick With Your Plan
Financial Planning

Stick With Your Plan

Timing the market is nearly impossible. The worst thing you can do is sell stocks when prices are tumbling.
December 17, 2021
Financial Topics Safe for This Year’s Christmas Dinner
personal finance

Financial Topics Safe for This Year’s Christmas Dinner

Talking about money over a Christmas ham may be less stressful than getting into politics or social issues this year. Here are some possibilities to g…
December 17, 2021
Welcome to the Post-Pandemic Workplace
work life balance

Welcome to the Post-Pandemic Workplace

There are five generations in the workforce for the first time. Here's how employers are trying to please everyone.
December 17, 2021
What Is the Best Way for a Widow to Use Life Insurance Proceeds?
life insurance

What Is the Best Way for a Widow to Use Life Insurance Proceeds?

There are many options, but the best use of the money is different for each widow and her unique circumstances.
December 17, 2021
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree for the Holidays
shopping

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree for the Holidays

You might be surprised by some of the items you can (and should) purchase for just a buck.
December 16, 2021
5 Ways COVID-19 Has Affected Women’s Financial Planning
personal finance

5 Ways COVID-19 Has Affected Women’s Financial Planning

The challenges the pandemic has posed for women are real, but they can be surmounted with the right planning.
December 16, 2021
Planning Your Child's Financial Future
Brandon Copeland

Planning Your Child's Financial Future

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland talks about ways to set your child up with a strong financial foundation…
December 15, 2021
How to File Tornado Insurance Claims
insurance

How to File Tornado Insurance Claims

The five-state storms caused billions in damages. If you were affected, make sure you document your losses and contact your insurer immediately.
December 14, 2021
When Mother Nature Hands You a Catastrophic Insurance Claim
home insurance

When Mother Nature Hands You a Catastrophic Insurance Claim

Your house is a wreck, but unless you know how to handle yourself throughout the insurance claims process, the disaster might just be getting started.…
December 14, 2021
Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers
Scams

Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers

Products may be in short supply, but potential thieves are not. Be “scam smart” to keep your holiday happy.
December 14, 2021
Is Your Job Burning You Out?
careers

Is Your Job Burning You Out?

Know the signs of job burnout to look for, in yourself and in your co-workers. And if you’re a manager, CEO or company owner, do something about it!
December 14, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
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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 13, 2021
10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes
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10 States With the Highest Sales Taxes

When both state and local taxes are considered, you'll pay more sales tax when shopping in these states.
December 13, 2021
How to Help Tornado Victims (Safely)
Scams

How to Help Tornado Victims (Safely)

Help is needed, and getting it there quickly matters, but make sure your well-intentioned charity doesn’t end up in the wrong pockets.
December 13, 2021
Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays
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Best Amazon Prime Perks for the Holidays

From Amazon for Students to Amazon Music, the benefits of Amazon Prime are far reaching. We found some Prime perks perfect for the holidays.
December 13, 2021
Need to Hire a Lawyer? Why Local is Best.
personal finance

Need to Hire a Lawyer? Why Local is Best.

Just because a law firm advertises incessantly on your local TV station doesn’t mean it’s local. In fact, it could be nothing more than a personal inj…
December 12, 2021
5 Tips to Make Your Year-End Giving Go Further
Charity

5 Tips to Make Your Year-End Giving Go Further

Here are a few ideas on how to help maximize the feel-good effects that your charitable contributions can deliver this year.
December 10, 2021
Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year
spending

Last-minute Gifts That Save Money All Year

Supply chain issues may not have motivated you to buy early and now you’re panicked. No need to worry; we’ve got you covered.
December 9, 2021
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
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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