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  • Spending: A first look at the 2014 cars

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Cars in every price range are better than ever. The "trickle-down effect" means you'll find midrange and lower-end cars with features that not long ago were restricted to luxury vehicles. Quality gaps between brands are...
  • Spending: texting Dick Tracy

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...
  • 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...
  • Family finances: Super savers build wealth the old-fashioned way

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance With four children age 11 and younger, Krista and Chris Marren have plenty of demands on their pocketbook. Even so, the Glen Mills, Pa., couple, who are in their early forties, have amassed $1 million in their retirement...
  • Spending: cell-phone wars: Which side are you on?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Competition is heating up. We help you choose the best deal. 1. The battle has begun. In January, AT&T announced that, for a limited time, T-Mobile customers could get up to $450 in store credit for trading in their smart...
  • Investing: Shield against rising rates with short-term bond funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Low yields combined with talk of the Federal Reserve scaling back its easy-money policies have left bond investors with a big headache. So it's no surprise that investment firms are rolling out short-term high-yield bond...
  • Ask Kim: What's the income limit to contribute to a Roth IRA?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I've seen two different numbers for married couples: $181,000 and $191,000. Which one is accurate? The $181,000 figure represents the maximum modified adjusted gross income a married couple filing jointly in 2014 can have...
  • Family finances: lessons from small-claims court

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance In small-claims court, you'll witness enough human drama to provide the script for a long-running reality-TV series. But entertainment isn't all this free show has to offer. Here are six lessons I gleaned from a morning at...
  • 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...
  • Money-smart kids: when to say yes

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My previous column on how to say no to your kids prompted one of my colleagues, Stacy Rapacon, to suggest that I follow up with a column on when to say yes to your kids. Here are seven occasions when it's fine to say yes...
  • Spending: Walk while you work

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance We need to deliver some bad news. Are you sitting down? Actually, that's the problem. Studies link sitting all day on your posterior to numerous ailments, including cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, diabetes,...