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  • Reduce lifestyle before tapping home equity to refinance debt

    Reduce lifestyle before tapping home equity to refinance debt
    Dear Liz: My wife and I accrued $28,000 of credit card debt over the past eight years. In addition to a sizable student loan bill for law school, our home mortgage and the expenses associated with three young children, we are struggling to get ahead...
  • Ask Kim: Should we open Roth 401(k) accounts?

    My wife and I are both 54-years-old, and we each earn a six-figure salary. We are currently maximizing our contributions to our employers' traditional 401(k) plans. Does it make sense for us to contribute to a Roth 401(k)? Yes. You are in an ideal...
  • Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin

     Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin
    — Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. came to the company in 2011 at a critical time, just as it was about to separate from its former Dutch parent, ING Groep N.V., and venture out on its own. The separation required a rebranding,...
  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
  • 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-...