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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
As the "Ask Kim" columnist for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Lankford receives hundreds of personal finance questions from readers every month. She is the author of Rescue Your Financial Life (McGraw-Hill, 2003), The Insurance Maze: How You Can Save Money on Insurance -- and Still Get the Coverage You Need (Kaplan, 2006), Kiplinger's Ask Kim for Money Smart Solutions (Kaplan, 2007) and The Kiplinger/BBB Personal Finance Guide for Military Families. She is frequently featured as a financial expert on television and radio, including NBC's Today Show, CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio.
A new surcharge tier will kick in for 2019 for people with the highest incomes.
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Medicare covers the bulk of your health care expenses after you turn 65. But Medicare's rules can be confusing and mistakes costly. If you don't make the right choices to fill in the gaps, you could end ...
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While recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment, workers will have more of their income subject to the Social Security tax.
The rules vary by company.
Rates didn’t change, but they’re pegged to your income instead of your tax bracket.
The new tax law changed the rules. Now you can take a casualty loss deduction only if your home is in a federally declared disaster area.
As you shift your focus from saving for retirement to withdrawing money in retirement, an annuity can be a crucial part of your income strategy. An annuity can provide guaranteed income that lasts for ...
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You'll need the proper paperwork to obtain grades, health records.
Use our strategies during open enrollment to get the best coverage at the best price.
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Smart strategies for increasing your coverage and lowering costs.
If you haven't been in contact with your investment firm, your state may be quicker to seize your account as abandoned property.
More insurers are offering individual policies compared to previous years. Here's what you should know.
An HSA offers several tax benefits you can take advantage of.
Donating appreciated securities to charity using a donor-advised fund provides tax benefits and flexibility.
These annuities guarantee steady retirement income for life, but just how much you collect depends on your age when you invest.
You can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the next year of college starting October 1. And the earlier you file, the better your chances of receiving aid from schools themselves.
As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here’s what you need to know to get your free freeze.