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  • Ask Kim: Can I max out my health savings account this year?

    I started a new job in April that offers a high-deductible health insurance policy with a health savings account. Am I able to contribute the full amount for family coverage to the HSA for 2014, or do I need to prorate the contribution for the months that...
  • Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

    Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year,...
  • Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

    Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates
    It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...
  • Is your 401(k) plan is ripping you off?

    For most Americans, the employer-sponsored 401(k) account is their canteen in the desert -- truly essential to their retirement. Eighty percent of full time workers have access to these plans, and 88 million actually participate in them. The defined...
  • Retirement: how to save enough to retire

    NNN RET617.KIP Kiplinger's senior editor Anne Kates Smith interviewed Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, president of the Charles Schwab Foundation and senior vice-president at Charles Schwab & Co. Schwab-Pomerantz is the author of The Charles Schwab Guide to...
  • Money-smart kids: finances for new grads

    A new bevy of graduates has burst out of the college cocoon. But how prepared are they to face financial challenges in the cold, cruel -- and expensive -- world outside? CNN recently interviewed me on the subject, and my answers reflect the advice that...
  • Start with legitimate websites when researching work-from-home jobs

    Dear Liz: Are there legitimate "work from home" Internet job opportunities, or are all those advertisements just scams? Answer: You should be skeptical of advertisements in general and particularly advertisements about an area as scam-filled as work-...
  • Investing: Fidelity Magellan shows signs of life

    Fidelity Magellan (symbol FMAGX), once the largest mutual fund in the land, has been flagging for over a decade. But it may have finally found the right skipper in Jeff Feingold, who has guided Magellan to market-beating gains in his first two calendar...
  • Family finances: tax breaks for the middle class

    If you believe that tax breaks are for millionaires and companies with offshore subsidiaries, you're probably paying too much to the IRS. The tax code offers a slew of incentives for buying a home, starting a family and saving for retirement. Once you...
  • Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone

    Can't decide where to invest? You're not alone
    If you are agonizing over where to invest your money, you aren't alone. The pros are there with you — nervous about stocks and bonds as clear opportunities become fuzzy in both. As the best and brightest fund managers talked at Morningstar's...
  • Ask Kim: I'm getting married. Can I still contribute to a Roth IRA?

    I want to contribute the maximum $5,500 to my Roth IRA this year. However, my fiancé and I plan to get married this year and, once we do, we will go over the IRS income limit for married couples. What happens if I contribute to my Roth before we tie...