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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Buying an index fund? Is a mutual fund or ETF best for you

    People interested in investing in index stock funds have two ways to do it: mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For some investors, mutual funds will be more advantageous; for others, ETF will be. I'll discuss the similarities and differences...
  • 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,...
  • Retirement: My employer now offers a Roth 401(k). Should I invest in it?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance In a word, yes. Or at least consider investing a portion of your 401(k) contribution in the Roth. Contributions to a Roth 401(k) won't reduce your tax bill now. But as with Roth IRAs, withdrawals from Roth 401(k)s are tax --...
  • Spending: texting Dick Tracy

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...
  • Investing: best bets in European stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Five years after the financial crisis swept across the world, the recovery in Europe, though modest, is real. We think these European stocks should benefit from the blossoming recovery. Symbols and share prices are for...
  • 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...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast, For release 04/25/14 for 04/25/14

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Melonie Diaz was born in New York City today in 1984. This birthday gal is known for her work in such Indy films as "Fruitvale Station," "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" and "Lords of Dogtown." She played a recurring role on...
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...