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  • Retirement: cruises that stimulate your mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Want to hear a history professor bring ancient Greece to life or learn how to make a mean shrimp scampi? Look for cruises with great enrichment programs. The Crystal Cruises Creative Learning Institute lets you use your...
  • Spending: quick fixes for your home heating

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Your home may be your castle, but you don't have to pay a king's ransom to keep it warm. 1. It's cold inside. If you haven't already sealed out wintry drafts, apply weatherstripping and clear plastic film over windows, and...
  • Family finances: Don't look for tax-time help from the IRS

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Kiplinger's recently interviewed Nina Olson, the national taxpayer advocate for the Internal Revenue Service.KIPLINGER'S: Your recent report to Congress said the IRS has been "chronically underfunded" for years. How will this...
  • 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...
  • Family finances: Stick to your resolutions

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Nothing says "Happy New Year" like a promise to yourself to spend less and save more. In fact, "improving finances" came in right behind "losing weight" among new year's resolutions last year, according to John Norcross, a...
  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Investment advice for small investors

    I have been fielding a number of questions lately that go something like this: "I have just retired/I am just starting out and need help with managing my money, but it doesn't seem like most brokers or advisors want to work with smaller clients. What...
  • Retirement: Get financial help for caring for parents

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're paying your parents' bills, don't overlook these sources of money and tax breaks.-- Medicaid. Medicare provides only limited coverage for skilled nursing or rehabilitation services after a hospital stay. It doesn'...
  • 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...
  • Investing: companies keep up their buyback binge

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Some of the biggest buyers of U.S. stocks in the past few years have been U.S. companies themselves as they pick up their own shares at bargain prices. Some 431 of the 500 companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have...
  • Your financial questions for spring, answered

    It's time for a spring-cleaning of the in-box. If you have financial questions, feel free to send them along to askjill@jillonmoney.com. Question: My mother recently passed away and instead of naming me and my siblings as individual beneficiaries of...