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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 --...
  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
  • 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...
  • Retirement: starting over in a new job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying...
  • Time for underwater real estate investors to cut losses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have an interest-only loan with one bank and a second mortgage with another. The interest-only loan will change at the beginning of July to require me to make principal and interest payments. The loans total...
  • Ask Kim: What records should I save?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I just filed my taxes and am wondering what records I need to hold on to and what I can throw away? Keep your actual tax returns forever. They can help when you, say, apply for a mortgage or disability insurance or need...
  • 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...
  • 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...