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  • Investing: companies keep up their buyback binge

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Some of the biggest buyers of U.S. stocks in the past few years have been U.S. companies themselves as they pick up their own shares at bargain prices. Some 431 of the 500 companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have...
  • Your financial questions for spring, answered

    It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. If you have financial questions, feel free to send them along to askjill@jillonmoney.com. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of...
  • Retirement: Close the Bank of Mom and Dad

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Acting as the Bank of Mom and Dad is not a new phenomenon. But, over time, it could be a dangerous one. A recent study, "Family & Retirement: The Elephant in the Room," by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, shows that nearly...
  • 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....
  • Retirement: Getting a long-term-care insurer to pay up

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A long-term-care insurance policy can help cover the costs of care in a nursing home, an assisted-living facility or at home. Follow these steps, and you're more likely to get through the claims process smoothly. 1. Find out...
  • Spending: cheap water is running dry

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the American Water Works...
  • Investing: energy stocks that pay 4 percent and up

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because the U.S. energy market is rapidly expanding, thanks in large part to the shale boom, the master limited partnership market offers plenty of choices. True, some old-time darlings are running aground because their pipes...
  • Spending: It's a tablet! It's a laptop!

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These three hybrid devices are light like a tablet but allow you hassle-free access to traditional Windows programs. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ($900 for 64 gigabytes of storage; $120 to $130 for an optional keyboard). The...
  • Investing: I do not like investing spam!

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Now that we've stowed all the holiday bags,the boxes, the toys,the gift-giving tags,your Practical Investorgot a Grinchy-Grinch thoughtthat has something to do withthe stocks that she's bought.You see, in the processof...
  • 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...
  • Spending: avoid showroom showdowns

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you hate confrontation when buying a new car, you're a prime candidate for a car-buying service. Two of the biggest names in car research, Edmunds.com and TrueCar, offer free buying services. Note, though, that their...