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15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021
personal finance

15 Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2021

We offer tips on how to save money and improve your finances for the coming year.
October 29, 2020
13 Costs of Owning a Cat
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13 Costs of Owning a Cat

Housecats may be known for their aloofness and low-maintenance attitude, but they're not cheap. Here's what you can expect to spend if you plan on ado…
October 29, 2020
Great Cards for Holiday Shopping
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Great Cards for Holiday Shopping

The branded card of a retailer you are loyal to may have strong rewards.
October 29, 2020
COVID Clipped This Pilot's Wings
Coronavirus and Your Money

COVID Clipped This Pilot's Wings

American Airlines furloughed him on November 1. Now his career track is cloudy.
October 29, 2020
HSA Contribution Limits and Other Requirements
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HSA Contribution Limits and Other Requirements

Annually adjusted contribution limits, health plan minimum deductibles, and limits on out-of-pocket medical expenses must be met if you're covering he…
October 29, 2020
5 Ways to Survive Divorce, Emotionally and Financially
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5 Ways to Survive Divorce, Emotionally and Financially

Set yourself up to thrive during this difficult time with these five tips.
October 28, 2020
5 CARES Act Benefits to Take Advantage of Before Year’s End
personal finance

5 CARES Act Benefits to Take Advantage of Before Year’s End

If you haven’t taken action yet, there is still some time to make the most of the CARES Act benefits, including charitable tax deductions and penalty-…
October 26, 2020
How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn
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How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn

For anyone with debt to their name, right now could be a great time to take advantage of unique opportunities to either refinance, pay off or even dra…
October 22, 2020
Kiplinger’s Best Firms for Customer Service: Banks, Credit Cards and More
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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 We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent
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How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent

Comments from Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf (pictured) reflect a culture that tramples on clients’ trust and limits opportunities for people of color…
October 21, 2020
2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For
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2 Credit Card Gotchas to Watch Out For

After an infuriating wake-up call with her own credit card company, one financial services consultant wants consumers to know something: It’s smart to…
October 20, 2020
Meet Brandon Copeland: NFL Linebacker, New Kiplinger Contributor
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Meet Brandon Copeland: NFL Linebacker, New Kiplinger Contributor

We talk to Kiplinger's newest collaborator. Playing outside linebacker for the New England Patriots is just one of the irons he’s got in the fire — an…
October 20, 2020
COVID-19 Drives Used-Car Sales Boom
Buying & Leasing a Car

COVID-19 Drives Used-Car Sales Boom

Commuters afraid of public transportation in a pandemic have been scooping up wheels.
October 19, 2020
Insurers Cut Telehealth Benefits
Healthy Living on a Budget

Insurers Cut Telehealth Benefits

UnitedHealthGroup and Anthem customers were set to face out-of-pocket charges on certain telehealth visits starting October 1.
October 19, 2020
How to Negotiate a Break on Rent
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Negotiate a Break on Rent

The downward trend in rents has me thinking it's time to ask my apartment manager to reduce my rent.
October 19, 2020
11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most
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11 Home Features Today's Buyers Want Most

Thinking about selling your house? Here are several home features potential buyers are coveting right now.
October 16, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier
Coronavirus and Your Money

PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications are Now Easier

Small businesses that received PPP loans of $50,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness using a simplified application form.
October 16, 2020
5 Ways Millennials Can Turn Financial Stress into Financial Wellness
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5 Ways Millennials Can Turn Financial Stress into Financial Wellness

Here’s how to build financial stability, while enjoying life now.
October 15, 2020
The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being
Empty Nesters

The Ways Pets Improve Our Retirement Well-Being

Getting pet-friendly when you leave the work world may give you a healthy boost.
October 14, 2020
9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement
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9 Tips for Better Time Management in Retirement

These important time management techniques will help destress your life as you get busier -- yes, busier -- in your golden years.
October 14, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day
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Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day

Kiplinger.com editor and veteran comparison shopper Bob Niedt joins the Your Money's Worth podcast to talk about the ins and outs of Amazon Prime Day.…
October 13, 2020
How Much Insurance Should You Get? A Lawyer’s Advice
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How Much Insurance Should You Get? A Lawyer’s Advice

The advice to “Only pay for what you need” sounds good. But when it comes to home, auto and business insurance coverage, four guidelines could help de…
October 12, 2020
File the FAFSA Now: Urgent Reasons for Families to File Early in 2020 for College Aid
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File the FAFSA Now: Urgent Reasons for Families to File Early in 2020 for College Aid

If you have a college-bound student at home, don't procrastinate on securing financial aid for the 2021-22 school year.
October 9, 2020
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
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10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing your passport book or card, a spare key, or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft -- or worse.
October 9, 2020
Boost Your Retirement Income in 3 Steps
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Boost Your Retirement Income in 3 Steps

Low interest rates are a big challenge for retirees today. To help cope, try these three strategies.
October 9, 2020
​16 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains
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​16 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains

Love shopping online, but hate searching the web for sales? Skip the hassle by using these resources that will do the deal hunting for you.
October 8, 2020