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  • Retirement: Make your nest egg tax-efficient

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When calculating living expenses in retirement, many preretirees forget to include taxes, says Andrea Blackwelder, a certified financial planner in Denver. That's a big mistake because when it comes time to tap your tax-...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Family finances: fast fixes for money mishaps

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Act quickly to minimize the financial damage. Your income tax bill is way more than you expected, and you can't come up with the money by April 15. File your return by April 15 and pay as much as you can. Then wait for...
  • 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...
  • Investment advice for small investors

    I have been fielding a number of questions lately that go something like this: "I have just retired/I am just starting out and need help with managing my money, but it doesn't seem like most brokers or advisors want to work with smaller clients. What...
  • Family finances: Don't look for tax-time help from the IRS

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Kiplinger's recently interviewed Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate for the Internal Revenue Service.KIPLINGER'S: Your recent report to Congress said the IRS has been "chronically underfunded" for years. How will this...
  • Ask Kim: Get help from Uncle Sam to pay college costs

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My son is a junior in college, and I pay his tuition. Can I take the American Opportunity Credit when I file my 2013 taxes? Yes, as long as you meet the income requirements and your son was enrolled at least half-time for...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Investing: companies keep up their buyback binge

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Some of the biggest buyers of U.S. stocks in the past few years have been U.S. companies themselves as they pick up their own shares at bargain prices. Some 431 of the 500 companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have...