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  • 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...
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
  • Investing: best bets in European stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Five years after the financial crisis swept across the world, the recovery in Europe, though modest, is real. We think these European stocks should benefit from the blossoming recovery. Symbols and share prices are for...
  • Ask Kim: What can I do now to prepare for a storm?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Q: It looks as if a big storm is headed our way this weekend. Is there anything I can still do to protect our home? It's not too late to take some simple precautions that can protect your home and avoid potentially expensive...
  • Getting back to basics: The 1-2-3s of finance

    Between the rocky rollout of Obamacare and the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, it's been a jittery season for finances. There's so much new information and so many decisions to be made with the facts in flux: sell or hold stocks? Change...
  • Investing: stocks to love

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance One of the cardinal rules of investing is never fall in love with a stock. But for all you incurable romantics, we've found four companies that may be candidates for a long-term relationship. -- L Brands (symbol LB; recent...
  • Family finances: Help! I have a huge tax bill

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance An unexpected bill can throw you into a tizzy at tax time. And if the amount is significant, you could owe underpayment penalties, too. Assuming you're an employee, you can avoid this unhappy fate next year by increasing...
  • 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...