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Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

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Make Sure You Have Proof to Support Your Charitable Tax Deductions

In an audit, the IRS may deny your charitable write-offs if you don't have a record of your contributions.

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Starting Out

Real-world advice for those starting their financial lives.

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Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.

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Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

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3 Best Things to Buy at Lidl for the Holidays

The discount retailer from Germany rolls out the bargains on groceries and more as it grows its U.S. store footprint.

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Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

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The Dogs of the Dow: Investing Made Easy

This blue-chip-centric passive investment strategy is simple and successful. But are its imitators even better?

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Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

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Consider Alternative Funds to Hedge Against a Market Downturn

These funds can smooth out the ride in a bumpy market.

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Value Added

Steve Goldberg delivers must-read investing insights.

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5 Best Stock Picks for 2018

A top fund manager reveals his favorite stocks for the new year. Hint: Think small.

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Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

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How "Chained" Inflation Will Erode the New Tax Cuts

Lower inflation adjustments mean smaller annual increases in tax brackets, standard deductions and other breaks.

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Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

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How to Know It's Time to Retire

The decision to retire is a personal one that's as much psychological as financial.

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Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

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What Single Women Need to Know About Money

Women often face a savings shortfall as they approach retirement. The goal is to catch up as soon as possible.

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Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

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Buy the Gas Your Car Deserves

Gasoline is just gasoline — or is it? Also, we wade into the premium vs. regular debate.

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Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

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Municipal Bonds Will Survive Tax Reform

A change in the deductibility of state and local income and property taxes will have an effect on munis, but these well-loved investments are made of tough stuff.

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Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

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How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.

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Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

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How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.

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Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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Is It Time to Try Investing in Japan Again?

If you're ready, you need to employ a cautious strategy.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Janet Bodnar.

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We Welcome Your Feedback

Tell us your thoughts -- we are listening.

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My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

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R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

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Don't Step Into These Saving Traps

Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.

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Going Long

Jeremy Siegel writes about investing for the long run.

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A Preview of the Fed Under Trump

John Taylor, a former Treasury official in the Bush administration, is a top candidate to replace Fed chair Janet Yellen.

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Practical Investing

Follow columnist Kathy Kristof as she shares lessons from her real-life investment portfolio.

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For Value, GM Beats Tesla by a Mile

Tesla gets all the attention, but with actual profits, GM can afford to finance innovation.

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Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

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To Be Ready for a Bear Market, Start With a Portfolio Analysis

The time to check your risk tolerance level is well before a bear starts poking its nose into Wall Street's business.

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Millennial Money

Millennial Money educates millennials about the fundamentals of personal finance. The column is written by staff members who fall into the millennial generation and who are themselves grappling with issues ranging from budgeting to buying a home to saving for long-term goals.

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Start Investing Now? Uh, Yeah

Take advantage of one of your greatest assets: time.

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