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  • Family finances: How to fix a money mishap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A miscalculation at tax time or an overlooked bill can catch even the most organized person by surprise. You stashed money in a Roth IRA, but a year-end bonus put you over the limit for Roth contributions. You can avoid a...
  • Retirement: the upside of downsizing

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It can happen when the kids leave home or retirement looms or your first grandchild is born hundreds of miles away. You start to think about downsizing to a smaller house or condo or a retirement community. But clearing out...
  • 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-...
  • Family finances: Where to get a decent return now

    If you took out a certificate of deposit a few years ago, when banks were still paying respectable interest rates, you might have thought of it as an investment. But now, with rates as low as they are, think of the money as savings. And the way to...
  • Investing: The bull market celebrates a birthday

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's been five years since the market hit bottom on March 9, 2009. At the time, there was no telling when the free fall would end. "Dow 5,000? There's a case for it," said a headline in the Wall Street Journal on March 9....
  • Money-smart kids: the art of saying no

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My husband and I were recently reminiscing with two of our adult children about a family vacation we took to Las Vegas. "Remember how you rode the roller coaster at New York, New York?" I said. "No, we didn't," they...
  • Retirement: Make your nest egg tax-efficient

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance When calculating living expenses in retirement, many preretirees forget to include taxes, says Andrea Blackwelder, a certified financial planner in Denver. That's a big mistake because when it comes time to tap your tax-...
  • Consider this: investment ideas for the new year

    Before you shut down for the holidays, remember that just a few hours spent reviewing your financial life may help boost your bottom line - and put a dent in your holiday shopping bills! Here are six ideas to consider for your investment accounts before...
  • Family finances: smarter ways to give

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance A lot of people scramble to make charitable contributions before the end of each year to get a tax break. But last-minute gifts may not be the best way to make the most impact. You could work with the charity to designate a...
  • Ask Kim: Set aside pretax money for commuting

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance My employer lets us set aside pretax money for commuting costs, but I didn't sign up at the beginning of the year. I just moved, and now I take the subway to work. Can I still get the subsidy? How much is it? It's probably...
  • 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...