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  • Avoid these mistakes on Social Security and selling investments

    Avoid these mistakes on Social Security and selling investments
    Dear Liz: My wife and I, 63 and 62, plan to continue working till at least 65. We will begin collecting Social Security benefits in September. Our combined income is $58,000, we own our home outright, and we have no debt, no children, $84,000 in a...
  • Spending: what you need to know about tech cleanup

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance While you're spring cleaning, don't forget to spruce up current devices and discard outmoded electronics. 1. Do a thorough sweep. This is the perfect time to dispose of unused and unneeded tech. Plus, take time to give...
  • State-Run Retirement Plan Rightfully Shelved

    Far too many workers don't save for retirement. Democratic lawmakers want to fix that, to their credit. But their proposed fix needs more work and a much better sales job. A Senate bill entitled "An Act Promoting Retirement Savings" would have...
  • Investing: when to sell a stock

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Knowing when to cut ties to a stock can be tough, especially in a bull market. One common piece of advice is to sell when the reason you invested in a company is no longer valid. Beyond that, the sell decision depends, in...
  • Family finances: Taxes could eat into your summer vacation

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
  • Time for underwater real estate investors to cut losses

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I have an interest-only loan with one bank and a second mortgage with another. The interest-only loan will change at the beginning of July to require me to make principal and interest payments. The loans total...
  • Living on a retirement budget before retirement

    When Gary and Mary Beth Bassford first talked to a financial planner six years before they retired, they were shocked. "I looked at him, and I said, 'How in the world are we going to do that?' " recalled Mary Beth Bassford when she was told how much...
  • Repay loans or invest in the market? What to do with a tax refund

    Dear Liz: I got a big tax refund this year and am trying to figure out what to do with the money. Right now I have school loans with a 4% interest rate that I do not need to make a payment on until 2024 with my current payment plan, but the amount I owe...
  • 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: 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...