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  • Retirement: My employer now offers a Roth 401(k). Should I invest in it?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance In a word, yes. Or at least consider investing a portion of your 401(k) contribution in the Roth. Contributions to a Roth 401(k) won't reduce your tax bill now. But as with Roth IRAs, withdrawals from Roth 401(k)s are tax --...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a partnership-eligible long-term-care policy?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I'm interested in a long-term-care policy that would let me protect more of my assets if I eventually need to rely on Medicaid to pay for care. I've heard that partnership-eligible policies let you do exactly that. How do...
  • Don't wait to instruct kids about money

    This is the time of year when I'm on inbox overload. You see, April is high season for promoting financial education around the country, and my email is full of surveys, studies and checklists that measure how well children are learning their dollars and...
  • Family finances: Protect your identity

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Identity theft has moved well beyond compromised credit cards. Financial consultant Javelin Strategy & Research found that fraudsters are piggybacking on victims' utilities accounts, running up unauthorized charges on mobile-...
  • Buying an index fund? Is a mutual fund or ETF best for you

    People interested in investing in index stock funds have two ways to do it: mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For some investors, mutual funds will be more advantageous; for others, ETF will be. I'll discuss the similarities and differences...
  • Investing: four promising new funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Investing in a new mutual fund often requires a leap of faith. But if the fund has an experienced manager, charges low fees or offers a strategy that can add some pizzazz to your portfolio, the jump may be worth making....
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Balancing portfolio requires discipline, counterintuitive thinking

    Risk management and a safe glide to retirement sometimes require fighting your instincts. Yes, I said fighting them. That's what it takes to keep your portfolio diversified. Now that tax season is behind us, it's a good time to look at what you have in...
  • Retirement: pushing the pause/restart buttons

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working past 66 may not be everyone's idea of a dream "retirement," but for many baby-boomers, it could represent the future. A 2013 Wells Fargo survey showed that one-third of respondents expect to work until "at least 80"...
  • After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying

    After arrest, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams denies role in 1972 IRA slaying
    Gerry Adams, the leader of the Irish republican political party Sinn Fein, was arrested Wednesday evening in Northern Ireland in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 from Belfast whom the Provisional Irish...
  • Ask Kim: How can a high earner contribute to a Roth IRA?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA. Can I contribute to a traditional IRA and immediately convert it to a Roth? Do I have to pay taxes on the conversion? Your plan is a perfectly legal backdoor entry to a Roth IRA....