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  • Family finances: Do you cheat on your spouse?

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance According to a recent survey, one-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity. Of those who said they had cheated, three in 10 hid cash, a purchase, a statement or bill,...
  • Ask Kim: Look out for loopholes in free preventive health care

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My wife had a colonoscopy, which we thought was a preventive-care procedure that was not subject to her health insurance deductible or co-payments. But we just got a bill for $700. Any idea why? You're right that most health...
  • 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...
  • Money maxims: What dads can tell grads

    "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend." —Polonius giving fatherly advice to his son Laertes in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" It's "dads and grads" season, which, besides being retailers' rhyming...
  • 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 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 --...