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  • Living on a retirement budget before retirement

    When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked. "I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/25/14 for 04/25/14

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Melonie Diaz was born in New York City today in 1984. This birthday gal is known for her work in such Indy films as "Fruitvale Station," "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Lords of Dogtown." She played a recurring role on...
  • How to grow your retirement nest egg

    As private-sector companies that offer traditional pensions grow scarce, individuals are left to navigate retirement savings largely on their own, often turning to employer-sponsored 401(k) programs to help create a nest egg. Those who don't can turn...
  • Retirement: health coverage for early retirees

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some eight million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Changes emerge in world of employee 401(k) plans

    In the long march from employer-paid pensions to a 401(k) world, a few holdovers remain. Older workers still typically subsidize younger workers in paying for plan costs. Participants in workplace plans typically must wait for the end of the trading...
  • Investing: chow down on restaurant stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans' appetite for eating out has given investors a craving for restaurant stocks. But the restaurant business is intensely competitive. Companies rise and fall, as the recent bankruptcy filings of two debt-laden chains,...
  • Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damage

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When summer storms damage your home, will your homeowners policy cover the cost of repairs and clean-up? If it's water-related damage, the answer depends on whether the water came from above or below. In general, if the...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands

    Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands
    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry. Hillshire said it will review...
  • Beware pitfalls of health care subsidy: Spike in income could spell big tax bill

    Individuals receiving monthly premium subsidies to pay for health coverage purchased on the new exchanges should keep their eye out for Uncle Sam. You could owe a big tax bill on your 2014 return next spring if your income rises during the year and you...
  • Retirement: where to invest your stock-sale profits

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Wise investing requires selling your stocks at regular intervals to respond to changes in your life and your portfolio. Once you've sold your stocks, you'll need to reinvest the proceeds. We suggest some ideas below that will...