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  • Family finances: "My property taxes are too high"

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If your property tax bill has increased substantially, you may have grounds for an appeal. First, look for errors that may be inflating the value of your house. You'll find a list of factors used to come up with your...
  • 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,...
  • Retirement: pushing the pause/restart buttons

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working past 66 may not be everyone's idea of a dream "retirement," but for many baby-boomers, it could represent the future. A 2013 Wells Fargo survey showed that one-third of respondents expect to work until "at least 80"...
  • Family finances: how higher interest rates will affect you

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Rising rates have been the talk of Wall Street -- and Main Street -- for months. The yield on 10-year Treasuries has climbed more than one-half percentage point over the past 12 months, to 2.7 percent. But not all rates...
  • Investing: Cash in on the next big thing

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If we knew what the next big thing was, we'd all make a fortune, right? Maybe the next-best thing for investors is to seek out the innovators. These are the companies that dream up the new things -- or new ways to make them...
  • Investing: How to read a 10-K report

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Glossy annual reports are being supplanted by the Form 10-K, the annual filing required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Don't be put off by the form's intimidating appearance. We've highlighted some key sections --...
  • Investing: For growth, look to Israel

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance With more start-up businesses per capita than anywhere in the world, Israel is brimming with tantalizing investment prospects. Moreover, many Israeli stocks trade in the U.S, making it simple for Americans to buy in....
  • Retirement: the upside of downsizing

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It can happen when the kids leave home or retirement looms or your first grandchild is born hundreds of miles away. You start to think about downsizing to a smaller house or condo or a retirement community. But clearing out...
  • 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-...
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...