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  • Beware pitfalls of health care subsidy: Spike in income could spell big tax bill

    Individuals receiving monthly premium subsidies to pay for health coverage purchased on the new exchanges should keep their eye out for Uncle Sam. You could owe a big tax bill on your 2014 return next spring if your income rises during the year and you...
  • Report HSA contributions and withdrawals on your tax return

    Q: Last year was my first with a high-deductible health plan combined with a health savings account at work. What do I need to report concerning the HSA when I file my taxes? A: When you file, you'll need to include Form 8889 to report all...
  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Retirement: health coverage for early retirees

    For months, media reports have focused on the troubles with HealthCare.gov and the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Now the government is reporting that some eight million people have signed up for health insurance on the...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • 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...
  • Retirement: Don't pass up free money for retirement

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Starting a first job? Even modest contributions to a savings plan now could mean the difference between retiring comfortably and never being able to retire at all. The good news is that most big companies, and many small...
  • Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands

    Pilgrim's Pride makes offer to buy Hillshire Brands
    Poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has made an unsolicited bid to buy Chicago-based packaged food company Hillshire Brands Co. in a deal valued at nearly $5.7 billion plus debt, the latest shakeup in the food industry. Hillshire said it will review...
  • No way to avoid tax hit liquidating SEP IRA

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My daughter purchased a little house for me to live in when I retire. I'm hopefully going to retire within the next 24 months. The house is owner financed at 5 percent with balance of $35,000 due in July. I want to...
  • Ask Kim: Does my health policy have to cover preventive care?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Do all health insurance policies have to provide preventive care without a deductible? What is covered? All health insurance policies issued after March 23, 2010, when the health-care law was signed, must provide certain...
  • Investing: Don't bet on dividends from Berkshire

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance For more than 45 years, Warren Buffett, the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway (symbol BRK-B, $124), has declined to pay a dividend. A vocal group of shareholders would like that to change. But Buffett has...