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  • IRA transfers vs. IRA rollovers

    Unfortunately, when it comes to Internal Revenue Service publications, you can't always depend on what they say. In a recent ruling about individual retirement account (IRA) rollovers, a tax court judge commented, "Taxpayers rely on IRS guidance at...
  • 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...
  • Retirement: bridging my income gap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I plan on living at least until 90. That's not chutzpah talking; it's heredity. My grandmother lived to age 95, and my mom is going strong at 89. Given that I may have to stretch my retirement savings over 25 years or more,...
  • 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...
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Why and how should you start saving for retirement before you hit 35

    Brazen Careerist The news is full of articles about how few baby boomers are prepared financially for retirement. Yet many retirees have plenty of money to get through their golden years. Why are some baby boomers financially prepared for retirement...
  • Changes emerge in world of employee 401(k) plans

    In the long march from employer-paid pensions to a 401(k) world, a few holdovers remain. Older workers still typically subsidize younger workers in paying for plan costs. Participants in workplace plans typically must wait for the end of the trading...
  • Why you may not get an inheritance (and what to do about it)

    If you are expecting an outright inheritance, you may need to think again. If you are planning on receiving an inheritance, I have some bad news for you. A 2014 study by the Insured Retirement Institute had a shocking finding. In the past, about two-...
  • Spending: used cars that promise peace of mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're in the market for a used car, manufacturers' certified pre-owned programs offer more assurance that the car you buy will give you good service. Only late-model vehicles with low mileage qualify, and they're put...
  • Ask Kim: Should I buy a partnership-eligible long-term-care policy?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I'm interested in a long-term-care policy that would let me protect more of my assets if I eventually need to rely on Medicaid to pay for care. I've heard that partnership-eligible policies let you do exactly that. How do...
  • Retirement: My employer now offers a Roth 401(k). Should I invest in it?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance In a word, yes. Or at least consider investing a portion of your 401(k) contribution in the Roth. Contributions to a Roth 401(k) won't reduce your tax bill now. But as with Roth IRAs, withdrawals from Roth 401(k)s are tax --...