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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Investing: investing in bonds now

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These are confusing times for income investors. Not so long ago, they loved bonds, which presented them with three decades of falling yields and rising prices. Last year, they hated 'em, as the Federal Reserve's talk about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spending: Get a sweet deal on a used car

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Used-car deals are getting better. Desirable trade-ins and vehicles at the end of their lease are streaming onto the used market, and that means more choices at lower prices. New-car leasing and finance deals create...
  • Money-smart kids: kids, parents and money

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because April is National Financial Literacy Month, a lot of groups use this time of year to study how much children know (and don't know) about money. Here are some of this year's highlights, with my comments. Parents are...
  • Ask Kim: Get help from Uncle Sam to pay college costs

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My son is a junior in college, and I pay his tuition. Can I take the American Opportunity Credit when I file my 2013 taxes? Yes, as long as you meet the income requirements and your son was enrolled at least half-time for...
  • 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...
  • 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...