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  • Retirement: choosing to work longer

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Daryl Owens has experienced more curveballs in the past decade than many people face in a lifetime. A New Orleans native, she lost her home and all her possessions in 2005 to Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband, Daryl...
  • Ask Kim: How can I boost my savings in 2014?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's a new year, and you have plenty of fresh opportunities to make the most of tax-advantaged savings. Plus, you still have time to benefit from a few 2013 tax breaks. Max out your employer's retirement savings plan. You...
  • Investing: How to read a 10-K report

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Glossy annual reports are being supplanted by the Form 10-K, the annual filing required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Don't be put off by the form's intimidating appearance. We've highlighted some key sections --...
  • Ask Kim: How do I open a health savings account?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I signed up for a high-deductible health insurance policy for 2014. Am I eligible to contribute to a health savings account? And if so, where can I open the account? To make tax-deductible (or pre-tax) contributions to a...
  • Retirement: taking the plunge early

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Bob Parisi was determined to retire while he was still healthy enough to enjoy it. "My mom died at 63 because she was a diabetic, and diabetes runs in the family," says Parisi. Now 61, he retired from his job as a data-...
  • Family finances: How to fix a money mishap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A miscalculation at tax time or an overlooked bill can catch even the most organized person by surprise. You stashed money in a Roth IRA, but a year-end bonus put you over the limit for Roth contributions. You can avoid a...
  • Retirement: the upside of downsizing

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It can happen when the kids leave home or retirement looms or your first grandchild is born hundreds of miles away. You start to think about downsizing to a smaller house or condo or a retirement community. But clearing out...
  • Family finances: Protect your identity

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Identity theft has moved well beyond compromised credit cards. Financial consultant Javelin Strategy & Research found that fraudsters are piggybacking on victims' utilities accounts, running up unauthorized charges on mobile-...
  • Investing: The bull market celebrates a birthday

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's been five years since the market hit bottom on March 9, 2009. At the time, there was no telling when the free fall would end. "Dow 5,000? There's a case for it," said a headline in the Wall Street Journal on March 9....
  • Money-smart kids: the art of saying no

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My husband and I were recently reminiscing with two of our adult children about a family vacation we took to Las Vegas. "Remember how you rode the roller coaster at New York, New York?" I said. "No, we didn't," they...
  • 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-...