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  • Investing: Don't bet on dividends from Berkshire

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance For more than 45 years, Warren Buffett, the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway (symbol BRK-B, $124), has declined to pay a dividend. A vocal group of shareholders would like that to change. But Buffett has...
  • Family finances: Do you cheat on your spouse?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance According to a recent survey, one-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity. Of those who said they had cheated, three in 10 hid cash, a purchase, a statement or bill,...
  • IRA transfers vs. IRA rollovers

    Unfortunately, when it comes to Internal Revenue Service publications, you can't always depend on what they say. In a recent ruling about individual retirement account (IRA) rollovers, a tax court judge commented, "Taxpayers rely on IRS guidance at...
  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Retirement: bridging my income gap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I plan on living at least until 90. That's not chutzpah talking; it's heredity. My grandmother lived to age 95, and my mom is going strong at 89. Given that I may have to stretch my retirement savings over 25 years or more,...
  • Money-smart kids: kids, parents and money

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because April is National Financial Literacy Month, a lot of groups use this time of year to study how much children know (and don't know) about money. Here are some of this year's highlights, with my comments. Parents are...
  • Spending: used cars that promise peace of mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're in the market for a used car, manufacturers' certified pre-owned programs offer more assurance that the car you buy will give you good service. Only late-model vehicles with low mileage qualify, and they're put...
  • Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators

    Last-minute tips for income tax procrastinators
    As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health. Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/20/14 for 04/20/14

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Andy Serkis was born in London, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy is the acclaimed motion capture actor who portrayed Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." He also went ape in...
  • Don't wait to instruct kids about money

    This is the time of year when I'm on inbox overload. You see, April is high season for promoting financial education around the country, and my email is full of surveys, studies and checklists that measure how well children are learning their dollars and...
  • How to evaluate 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Why bother with a "go-anywhere" mutual fund? For many investors the answer may be that there's no need. If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful...