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  • Family finances: Don't overlook these deductions

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Did you lose your job last year? Buy a new car? Volunteer? All of these activities --and more -- could make you eligible for breaks that could trim your tax bill. Job-hunting expenses. If you looked for a job in your same...
  • Investing: four promising new funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Investing in a new mutual fund often requires a leap of faith. But if the fund has an experienced manager, charges low fees or offers a strategy that can add some pizzazz to your portfolio, the jump may be worth making....
  • Your financial questions for spring, answered

    It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. If you have financial questions, feel free to send them along to askjill@jillonmoney.com. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of...
  • Retirement: Close the Bank of Mom and Dad

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Acting as the Bank of Mom and Dad is not a new phenomenon. But, over time, it could be a dangerous one. A recent study, "Family & Retirement: The Elephant in the Room," by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, shows that nearly...
  • Spending: It's a tablet! It's a laptop!

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These three hybrid devices are light like a tablet but allow you hassle-free access to traditional Windows programs. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 ($900 for 64 gigabytes of storage; $120 to $130 for an optional keyboard). The...
  • Spending: cheap water is running dry

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans, unlike people in many parts of the world, tend to take clean water for granted. For most of us, it's also cheap: The average U.S. household pays $372 a year for drinking water, according to the American Water Works...
  • Investing: energy stocks that pay 4 percent and up

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because the U.S. energy market is rapidly expanding, thanks in large part to the shale boom, the master limited partnership market offers plenty of choices. True, some old-time darlings are running aground because their pipes...
  • Investing: investing tips from the pros

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance We asked some Wall Street wizards to reveal the strategies they use themselves. Will Danoff, manager of Fidelity Contrafund, a $105 billion mutual fund: What was the best investment you ever made? I started buying Apple...
  • 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...
  • Spending: avoid showroom showdowns

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you hate confrontation when buying a new car, you're a prime candidate for a car-buying service. Two of the biggest names in car research, Edmunds.com and TrueCar, offer free buying services. Note, though, that their...
  • 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 --...