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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.
Alison Green of Askamanager.org joins our hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block to discuss best practices for asking your boss for a raise. Also, the pair break down why parents with high school teens should file the FAFSA application now.
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Kiplinger's retirement columnist and editor-at-large Janet Bodnar joins hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to offer tips on how to retire as a couple. Also, the pair talks tax breaks and perks for members of the military on Veterans Day.
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If you spent your career in the military, you've probably lived all over the U.S. and around the world. But before you put down roots in retirement, find out how much of your hard-earned pension will be ...
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Don't let the holidays sidetrack your tax planning. Moves you make between now and the end of the year can have a significant effect on how much tax you have to pay next April. This is particularly true ...
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Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey talk with Jellyvision CEO Amanda Lannert about what to consider when choosing insurance plans during open enrollment. The pair also breaks down money moves to make right now to help prepare for 2020.
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Business leaders say firms should be accountable to customers and workers, and protect the environment, too.
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Kiplinger's vice president of content Sarah Stevens joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to talk about the advantages, risks, obstacles and other things to consider when having your DNA tested.
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Our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey break down Kiplinger's updated state-by-state tax map. The duo also shares free shipping deals and lesser known Amazon Prime benefits.
Hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandra Block discuss why estate plans aren't just for the super rich with estate lawyer (and Ryan's sister) Lindsay Ermey. Also, the duo tackles the latest moves in the broker price wars, as well as the Yahoo data breach settlement.
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Most people shouldn't be afraid of federal "death taxes." For 2019, only estates worth $11.4 million or more ($22.8 million or more for a married couple) are slashed by federal estate taxes, and only a ...
Kiplinger.com tax editor Rocky Mengle joins host Ryan Ermey to discuss what you should know about the October 15 tax extension deadline. Also, Kiplinger's car guru David Muhlbaum offers tips on preparing your ride for winter.
More than 3 billion Yahoo account holders were affected by the data hacks, which occurred between 2012 and 2016. And a $117.5 million settlement has been proposed.
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Our podcast hosts Ryan Ermey and Sandy Block talk with financial coach Cait Howerton about the unique set of financial issues facing those in the LGBTQ community. Plus: The pair discuss why you should stop procrastinating and get your REAL ID driver's license now.
Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming don’t tax earned income, period. – for any residents. For retirees, in particular, that means no state ...
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Before you embark on a shopping spree in any of the 10 worst states for sales taxes, make extra room in your budget. Tennessee, for example, is in a tie for the highest sales tax in the country, at 9.47%, ...
Kiplinger's resident credit guru Lisa Gerstner joins our podcast hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey to explain how to take on the credit bureaus if there's a mistake (or outright fraud) on your credit report.
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Our hosts Sandy Block and Ryan Ermey chat with Playing With FIRE author Scott Rieckens about money-saving strategies that can help you retire sooner. The pair also discusses travel safety tips and timeshare scams.