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  • Ask Kim: I'm getting married. Can I still contribute to a Roth IRA?

    I want to contribute the maximum $5,500 to my Roth IRA this year. However, my fiancé and I plan to get married this year and, once we do, we will go over the IRS income limit for married couples. What happens if I contribute to my Roth before we tie...
  • Investing: chow down on restaurant stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans' appetite for eating out has given investors a craving for restaurant stocks. But the restaurant business is intensely competitive. Companies rise and fall, as the recent bankruptcy filings of two debt-laden chains,...
  • Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damage

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When summer storms damage your home, will your homeowners policy cover the cost of repairs and clean-up? If it's water-related damage, the answer depends on whether the water came from above or below. In general, if the...
  • SEC says Harvey, advisor committed fraud in hotel deal

    SEC says Harvey, advisor committed fraud in hotel deal
    Federal authorities have accused a troubled south suburb and a controversial municipal advisor of defrauding investors to prop up the ailing town’s finances while lining the pocket of the advisor and saddling taxpayers with millions in debt. In...
  • Homebuyer carrot might come with strings attached

    Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive. A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...
  • Investing: when to sell a fund

    Knowing when to unload a fund is tricky. In fact, choosing a fund to buy is probably an easier process. But just as you should have a checklist for buying, a checklist for selling can help, too. Here are five factors to consider. A key manager leaves. If...
  • Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

    Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during the agonizingly slow recovery. She had a lot of work to...
  • Beware pitfalls of health care subsidy: Spike in income could spell big tax bill

    Individuals receiving monthly premium subsidies to pay for health coverage purchased on the new exchanges should keep their eye out for Uncle Sam. You could owe a big tax bill on your 2014 return next spring if your income rises during the year and you...
  • Investing: the outlook for overseas stocks

    The economies of Japan, Europe and emerging nations are giving off mixed signals. Here's what we see happening in the next several months. Japan on the mend. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to turn Japan's economy around is bearing fruit. But as Abe...
  • You can donate life insurance to a charity or college

    Perhaps you have a permanent life insurance policy you no longer need. Sure, you can cash it out, but if you have altruistic inclinations, you can give the policy to your alma mater or a favorite charity. Donating life insurance "packs a whole lot more...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...