personal finance

What to Make of Bitcoin
Becoming an Investor

What to Make of Bitcoin

The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
March 26, 2021
Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year
Coronavirus and Your Money

Get Free Weekly Credit Reports for Another Year

Take advantage of the extension to check each report for errors or signs of fraudulent activity.
March 26, 2021
6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Biden Stimulus Benefits That Pack the Biggest Punch

From stimulus checks to enhanced unemployment benefits, these perks from the American Rescue Plan will provide significant financial relief to million…
March 26, 2021
Best Airline Stocks to Buy as the Industry Takes Off Again
stocks

Best Airline Stocks to Buy as the Industry Takes Off Again

Airline stocks are widely believed to be among the top beneficiaries of a global reopening. But there could be short-term turbulence, and some carrier…
March 25, 2021
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income
Financial Planning

Tap Home Equity for Extra Income

Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
March 25, 2021
A New Chapter for This Bookstore
Coronavirus and Your Money

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.
March 24, 2021
How to Save on a Used Car
used cars

How to Save on a Used Car

Tips and techniques that can help you save money when shopping for a used car.
March 24, 2021
How the Gig Economy Is Faring, with Kathy Kristof
Employee Benefits

How the Gig Economy Is Faring, with Kathy Kristof

As with so many things, the pandemic has had a big effect on side hustles and contract work. We talk with an expert in the field on finding a good gig…
March 24, 2021
7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online
Smart Buying

7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online

Shopping online has long been a popular option. In these times, it’s increasingly a must. Here’s how to save money when filling your cart with the cli…
March 23, 2021
Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return
Long-Term Care Insurance

Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return

The IRS allows some limited tax breaks on medical expenses and insurance premiums related to long-term care.
March 23, 2021
Should You Worry About Rising Interest Rates?
Investing for Income

Should You Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Look past the 10-year Treasury yield. Smart investors cast a wide net.
March 23, 2021
What to Do to Protect Your Finances When Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem
Divorce

What to Do to Protect Your Finances When Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem

If it comes down to divorce, don’t let your financial future be a roll of the dice. Take action quickly to regain a measure of control and limit your …
March 23, 2021
The Basics of Unemployment Benefits: Who Qualifies, How to Apply, How Much You’ll Get
Coronavirus and Your Money

The Basics of Unemployment Benefits: Who Qualifies, How to Apply, How Much You’ll Get

Unemployment insurance is a joint state and federal program that provides those out of work with temporary yet steady income to help them financially.…
March 22, 2021
Get a Good Deal on Car Rentals
Smart Buying

Get a Good Deal on Car Rentals

Get up to speed on how to snag a deal and avoid pesky fees.
March 20, 2021
Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights
Coronavirus and Your Money

Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights

There are limits on what debt collectors can do to recoup what you owe. If you have medical debts, you have even more rights.
March 20, 2021
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Third Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Third Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your third stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
March 20, 2021
Unemployment Tax Break: Don't Amend Your 2020 Tax Return to Claim the New Exemption
Coronavirus and Your Money

Unemployment Tax Break: Don't Amend Your 2020 Tax Return to Claim the New Exemption

The IRS is still figuring out the best way to handle to new $10,200 tax exemption for unemployment benefits received in 2020, but it doesn't want you …
March 19, 2021
The IRS Can Take Your Recovery Rebate Credit for Child Support or Other Debts Owed
Coronavirus and Your Money

The IRS Can Take Your Recovery Rebate Credit for Child Support or Other Debts Owed

Most restrictions put in place to protect your stimulus check from garnishment don't apply to Recovery Rebate tax credits.
March 17, 2021
36 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2021
Smart Buying

36 Best Amazon Prime Benefits to Use in 2021

At $119 for Amazon Prime, get your money's worth by taking full advantage of your membership. Here's a list of the best Prime perks.
March 17, 2021
Brandon Copeland: Make the Most of Your Third Stimulus Check
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Brandon Copeland: Make the Most of Your Third Stimulus Check

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland offers guidance on targeted ways to wisely utilize your third stimulus check.
March 16, 2021
Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement
Budgeting

Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement

Take it from a financial professional, Mint is a free, easy-to-use tool that can help you reach your financial goals.
March 15, 2021
American Workers Get Enhanced Unemployment Benefits as Biden Signs Stimulus Package
Coronavirus and Your Money

American Workers Get Enhanced Unemployment Benefits as Biden Signs Stimulus Package

The American Rescue Plan extends bonus payments of $300 per week and offers a tax break for unemployment benefits collected in 2020.
March 13, 2021
When Choosing Funds for Your College 529 Plan, Don’t Make This Mistake
529 Plans

When Choosing Funds for Your College 529 Plan, Don’t Make This Mistake

Age-based funds make sense for some retirement savers, but they rarely make sense for college savers, in my opinion. Here’s why. This article is part …
March 13, 2021
How to Get Hacked and Become a Victim of Identity Theft
Scams

How to Get Hacked and Become a Victim of Identity Theft

Yes, online security can be a drag, but if you’re tempted to click on that fun Facebook quiz or skip your phone update just this one time, here’s what…
March 12, 2021
Forgiven Student Loan Debt Will Be Tax-Free
Coronavirus and Your Money

Forgiven Student Loan Debt Will Be Tax-Free

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package lays the groundwork to forgive some student loan debt.
March 11, 2021
Renters: Help Is On The Way
Coronavirus and Your Money

Renters: Help Is On The Way

Renters worried about being evicted from their homes or apartments can breathe a sigh of relief as the new $1.9 trillion stimulus package sets aside m…
March 11, 2021