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  • 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...
  • Retirement: choosing to work longer

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Daryl Owens has experienced more curveballs in the past decade than many people face in a lifetime. A New Orleans native, she lost her home and all her possessions in 2005 to Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband, Daryl...
  • Ask Kim: How can I boost my savings in 2014?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's a new year, and you have plenty of fresh opportunities to make the most of tax-advantaged savings. Plus, you still have time to benefit from a few 2013 tax breaks. Max out your employer's retirement savings plan. You...
  • 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 --...
  • Ask Kim: Set aside pretax money for commuting

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My employer lets us set aside pretax money for commuting costs, but I didn't sign up at the beginning of the year. I just moved, and now I take the subway to work. Can I still get the subsidy? How much is it? It's probably...
  • Retirement: taking the plunge early

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Bob Parisi was determined to retire while he was still healthy enough to enjoy it. "My mom died at 63 because she was a diabetic, and diabetes runs in the family," says Parisi. Now 61, he retired from his job as a data-...
  • Family finances: How to fix a money mishap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A miscalculation at tax time or an overlooked bill can catch even the most organized person by surprise. You stashed money in a Roth IRA, but a year-end bonus put you over the limit for Roth contributions. You can avoid a...
  • 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-...
  • Investing: The bull market celebrates a birthday

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's been five years since the market hit bottom on March 9, 2009. At the time, there was no telling when the free fall would end. "Dow 5,000? There's a case for it," said a headline in the Wall Street Journal on March 9....