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IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Traditional IRA for 2020?

The contribution limit for traditional IRAs holds steady for 2020.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a 401(k) for 2020?

The 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 for 2020. Plus, workers 50 and older can also save an extra amount for retirement.

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Markets
January 2020

Saving for Retirement: How to React to Market Volatility

A new poll conducted by Kiplinger and Personal Capital reveals concerns about market swings and potential downturns. See how your savings—and confidence level—measure up

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Roth IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA for 2020?

The Roth IRA contribution limit remains the same for 2020 as it was for 2019. Retirement savers 50 and older can contribute an extra amount. Income limits apply.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Roth 401(k) for 2020?

The Roth 401(k) contribution limit increased by $500 for 2020. Workers 50 and older can save an extra amount for retirement.

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IRAs
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a SEP IRA for 2020?

The maximum SEP IRA contribution is higher for 2020 than it was for 2019.

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401(k)s
January 2020

How Much Can You Contribute to a Solo 401(k) for 2020?

Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $63,500 for retirement in a solo 401(k) in 2020, depending on age and compensation.

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Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
January 2020

RMDs: When Do I Have to Take One and How Do I Calculate It?

Required minimum distributions are a fact of life for traditional IRAs. The rules are complex and they've recently changed.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2019

Money Moves to Make Now to Prepare for 2020

Among the items on our to-do list: Trim your 2019 tax bill by pruning your portfolio and giving to charity. Boost your retirement-plan contributions. Cash in credit card rewards. We also suggest moves ...

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QUIZ
June 2018

The Millionaire Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the aff...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? The more intriguing question would be, “Who doesn’t?” For most people, a million smackers conjures up images of vacations on the Riviera, Arabian racehorses and mattresses ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

Does Insurance Really Cover That?

You buy insurance to protect your finances from life's surprises. But unless you know the finer points of your policies, you could be left with another surprise -- no insurance coverage where you t...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2019

7 Great Places to Retire in Florida

Every day Florida's population swells by more than 1,000 people, many of them retirees relocating for the second halves of their lives. There's little mystery why: Even in the coldest months of the year, ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

The Personal Finance Quiz

If you're a visitor to Kiplinger.com or a subscriber to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, you take your money and your finances seriously. So how much do you really know about taxes, sa...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2019

13 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

We know you're stressed out. With everything you’re expected to keep up with in a day, it may help to find ways to make your life a little easier here and there. Our strategies can help you simplify, ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To help you prosper even more, in honor of Independence Day, consider what other founders of the ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2019

12 Smart Places to Retire

If you are among the growing number of people thinking about moving in retirement, we have some great suggestions—in fact, 12 of them. Each of the cities and towns here is home to at least one college ...

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