personal finance

A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)
Coronavirus and Your Money

A Second Round of PPP Loans is Coming (With Some Improvements)

PPP loans are getting a second life. There will be some helpful changes, like tax deductions for expenses paid with forgiven loan proceeds.
December 23, 2020
Could Your Lawyer Have Cheated You on Your Bill?
personal finance

Could Your Lawyer Have Cheated You on Your Bill?

After hiring a lawyer, make sure you go through your bill carefully to look for improper or illegal attorney billing practices.
December 23, 2020
Doug Glanville on Race, Sports — and Personal Finance
personal finance

Doug Glanville on Race, Sports — and Personal Finance

Kiplinger contributor (and former Major League Baseball player) Doug Glanville shares insights from years playing the game — and investing. Also, what…
December 22, 2020
Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
Economic Forecasts

Federal Debt: A Heavy Load

The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
December 22, 2020
Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Religion and mentorship are both fulfilling paths for retirees.
December 22, 2020
Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money
Starting a Family

Getting Married or Moving In Together? Time to Talk About Money

Sharing a life means it’s time to talk finances.
December 22, 2020
Fleeing the Big City? How the Move Could Impact Your Finances
personal finance

Fleeing the Big City? How the Move Could Impact Your Finances

City life has changed with the advent of COVID-19, and even confirmed city dwellers are seeing the appeal of wide-open spaces and smaller towns. If yo…
December 22, 2020
4 Charitable Giving Tips for Uncertain Times
personal finance

4 Charitable Giving Tips for Uncertain Times

With all that has gone on in 2020, it’s good to know that the giving spirit is alive and well this year. Time is running out to make a difference this…
December 22, 2020
5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving
Brandon Copeland

5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland explains five steps that can help you amplify your charitable endeavors.
December 21, 2020
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Get Kiplinger Today

Every day you get Kiplinger's best advice on how to create a more profitable future for yourself and your loved ones. For the last 70 years, Kiplinger…
December 18, 2020
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
tax law

Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year. Get familiar with them now so you're ready when it's time to file your 2020 tax…
December 18, 2020
11 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class
Tax Breaks

11 Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Tax breaks aren't just for the rich. There are plenty of them that are only available to middle- and low-income Americans.
December 17, 2020
Work From Home, Wherever That Is
Coronavirus and Your Money

Work From Home, Wherever That Is

The pandemic has made it easier to work from a distance, but some far-flung workers have to follow special rules for taxes, health care and insurance.…
December 16, 2020
Is Pet Insurance Worth It?
Making Your Money Last

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
Best Cards for Balance Transfers
Smart Buying

Best Cards for Balance Transfers

Credit card issuers still offering balance transfers have tightened their approval standards.
December 16, 2020
What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2021
Healthy Living on a Budget

What You'll Pay for Medicare in 2021

For Medicare premiums 2021, look for modest increases in premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
December 16, 2020
Financial Planning We Can Afford
Financial Planning

Financial Planning We Can Afford

You don't have to be a wealthy baby boomer to hire a financial adviser.
December 15, 2020
Thinking of Divorce? Before You Split, You Could Try This 1 Thing Instead
Divorce

Thinking of Divorce? Before You Split, You Could Try This 1 Thing Instead

A postnuptial agreement, or post-nup for short, could help you prepare for the future as you try to smooth things out. If things don’t work out, then …
December 15, 2020
A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees
Smart Buying

A Golf Course Community’s Big Variable for Retirees

Golf club memberships can often be a separate, and hefty, annual fee at golf communities. Here's some guidance before you tee up your retirement move …
December 14, 2020
2 Contractual Clauses You May Want to Avoid
personal finance

2 Contractual Clauses You May Want to Avoid

Before you sign a contract, watch out for these two common stipulations. They may sound innocuous (or even beneficial) to you, but they could hurt you…
December 14, 2020
10 Money Moves Before Dec. 31
personal finance

10 Money Moves Before Dec. 31

Tick, tick, tick. Time is running out to take care of some financial housekeeping items that could save you money and do others some good.
December 14, 2020
How to Tell Whether You Can (or Should) Splurge on a Luxury Purchase
personal finance

How to Tell Whether You Can (or Should) Splurge on a Luxury Purchase

Think hard before you buy that sports car, RV or other dream item. There are other places where your money could serve you much better. Here’s how to …
December 10, 2020
Don’t Buy This: Top 20 List of Things That Aren't Worth the Money
spending

Don’t Buy This: Top 20 List of Things That Aren't Worth the Money

Buyer’s remorse is real, and if you purchase any of these 20 items, chances are you’ll get to experience it firsthand.
December 9, 2020
11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips
Buying & Leasing a Car

11 Winter Car Maintenance Tips

There's more to getting your car ready for winter than figuring out where the scraper went.
December 9, 2020
11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work
business

11 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work

When you’re faced with a hectic workday, it can be all too easy to make some not-so-healthy food choices in between attending meetings, checking email…
December 9, 2020
Your Year-End Financial To-Do List
Coronavirus and Your Money

Your Year-End Financial To-Do List

We know you've got a lot to tackle, but these are the must-dos you should review before the year runs out on you.
December 9, 2020