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Ask Kip

Kiplinger reporters and editors answer readers’ real-life personal-finance questions.

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Health Plans for Early Retirees

Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.

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Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

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Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

These 17 states offer a break from sales tax on back-to-school essentials, clothing, hunting gear and even appliances this summer.

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Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

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Earnings Reports for the Week of Nov. 18-22 (HD, M, TGT)

Check out our weekly earnings calendar and read the latest quarterly earnings previews.

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Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

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Why Inflation Is All But Dead

And why your portfolio should be protected against it anyway

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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Market Timing: The Importance of Doing Nothing

Investors, as a whole, actually earn less than the funds that they invest in. Here’s how to avoid that fate.

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Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

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'Jeopardy James' Wins Again...and Ups His 2019 Tax Bill

After winning the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions, James Holzhauer will owe the IRS and California even more on April 15.

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Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

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Hitting My Stride In Retirement

We’ve visited nine national parks since we retired, and next year we’re heading to Acadia in Maine.

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Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

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What Women Want in a Financial Adviser

They’re put off by aggressive sales tactics and excessive jargon.

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Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

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Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.

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Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

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Why Winter Tires Trump All-Wheel Drive

Really want to get there safely when it’s slippery out? Get more grip with dedicated winter tires.

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Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

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Go Ahead, Reach for Yield

The best bets are in arcane areas such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, nonbank business lending and structured credit.

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Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.

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Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

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Is a Recession Imminent?

Shoppers will have to carry the load for now because weak business investment shows no sign of perking up anytime soon. Odds are, they’ll be able to.

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Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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Dine Out on Restaurant Stocks

Although these are flush times for eating out, success for restaurants can still be elusive. The tight labor market has hit them especially hard.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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Is It 1969 All Over Again?

You don’t need nostaglia to prompt a good look at your own finances and prepare for the new year.

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My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

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R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

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Beware Dark Patterns on the Web

These sites are designed to steer or coerce people into making unintended decisions.

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Practical Investing

Real-world advice for the day-to-day management of your investment portfolio.

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How to Buy the Right ETF

Hundreds of ETFs debut every year. Use this guide to spot the good ones.

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Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

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One Way Near-Retirees Can Ride Out a Recession

There's no reason to freak out about a recession, but stakes are different for those in the "fragile" decade. If you're worried, here's how to insure your retirement income against a bear market.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf

Learn from the same valuable insights that Kiplinger reporters and editors find in the pages on their own bookshelves and nightstands.

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Nickel and Dimed

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Millennial Money

Millennial Money educates millennials about the fundamentals of personal finance. The column is written by staff members who fall into the millennial generation and who are themselves grappling with issues ranging from budgeting to buying a home to saving for long-term goals.

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Giving to Charity When You're on a Budget

Don’t forget that your time has value, too. Volunteering is the best way to see if you like how the charity is run.

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To Your Health

Wise insights that will help keep you healthy -- and your wallet fat.

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Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.

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Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

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Insurance for a Learning Driver

Adding a teen driver to your plan will raise premiums, but there are things you can do to help reduce them.

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