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  • When she earns more than he does [Commentary]

    When she earns more than he does [Commentary]
    It probably shouldn't be a surprise. When she earns more than he earns, according to a new book on the subject, his ego and their relationship can take a hit. Author Farnoosh Torabi is a first generational Iranian-American and a personal finance...
  • Investing: chow down on restaurant stocks

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Americans' appetite for eating out has given investors a craving for restaurant stocks. But the restaurant business is intensely competitive. Companies rise and fall, as the recent bankruptcy filings of two debt-laden chains,...
  • 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...
  • Family finances: homeowners insurance and summer-storm damage

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When summer storms damage your home, will your homeowners policy cover the cost of repairs and clean-up? If it's water-related damage, the answer depends on whether the water came from above or below. In general, if the...
  • 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-...
  • 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-...
  • Ask Kim: How can a high earner contribute to a Roth IRA?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I earn too much to contribute to a Roth IRA. Can I contribute to a traditional IRA and immediately convert it to a Roth? Do I have to pay taxes on the conversion? Your plan is a perfectly legal backdoor entry to a Roth IRA....
  • Spending: best cars for families

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When we compile our list of family-friendly vehicles, safety is our first concern. Our picks must get high scores in our annual rankings for overall value, performance and safety, plus they must earn a Top Safety Pick from...
  • Buying an index fund? Is a mutual fund or ETF best for you

    People interested in investing in index stock funds have two ways to do it: mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs). For some investors, mutual funds will be more advantageous; for others, ETF will be. I'll discuss the similarities and differences...
  • Trends that could affect credit score, wallet

    In the bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to keep abreast of all the trends and issues that affect consumers — paying off credit cards, outlet shopping, banking, dealing with debt collectors and switching insurers, for example. Here is...