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  • Spending: how to get the best deal on a cruise

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Prices are headed up, but you can expect to score value for your dollar if you book early. Cruises are throwing in freebies, such as gratuities, drink cards and hotel stays, says Carolyn Spencer Brown, of CruiseCritic.com....
  • Spending: best cars for families

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When we compile our list of family-friendly vehicles, safety is our first concern. Our picks must get high scores in our annual rankings for overall value, performance and safety, plus they must earn a Top Safety Pick from...
  • Retirement: You can save a bundle on your taxes

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Taxes can take a big bite out of your retirement savings, especially if you've piled up a lot of money in tax-deferred accounts. But retirees enjoy some tax breaks, too. Tax-free capital gains. Taxpayers in the 10 percent...
  • Ask Kim: Can I contribute to a Roth IRA?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I am trying to estimate my modified adjusted gross income for 2013 to find out whether I can contribute to a Roth IRA for 2013. I haven't filed my taxes yet, so I'm not sure what my AGI is. How do I calculate whether I...
  • Retirement: where to stash extra retirement cash

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Say you're saving the maximum in your retirement accounts. For most employees, that means you can stash up to $17,500 in 2014 in your 401(k), 403(b), federal Thrift Savings Plan or 457 plan. You can also contribute up to $5,...
  • Ask Kim: Now that we're legally married, should we amend our tax returns?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Is it worth the hassle for legally married same-sex couples to amend old tax returns to claim the "married filing jointly" status? If you were legally married anywhere that sanctioned such unions in 2010, 2011 or 2012, you...
  • Investing: what we learned from the bear/bull market

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Looking back five years since the stock market bottomed out, you could glean a lesson or two from the stock market's plunge and subsequent recovery. Diversification works. By March 2009, few investments had come through the...
  • 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"...
  • 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....
  • 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...