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  • 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....
  • 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-...
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Retirement: the benefits of staying on the job

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Working a few years past full retirement age can make the difference between living in relative comfort during retirement and scrimping to pay the bills. Some employers are eager to hang on to employees with senior-level...
  • Family finances: fast fixes for money mishaps

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Act quickly to minimize the financial damage. Your income tax bill is way more than you expected, and you can't come up with the money by April 15. File your return by April 15 and pay as much as you can. Then wait for...