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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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You Can Now Freeze -- and Unfreeze -- Your Credit Report for Free

As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here’s what you need to know to get your free freeze.

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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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Smart Life Insurance Strategies for Young Buyers

Buy the right life insurance plan now to avoid scrambling to find coverage later.

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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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Shop Carefully for Bargains in Utilities Stocks

The utility sector continues to climb despite rising interest rates. Older income investors, in particular, should take note.

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Fund Watch

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

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Don't Bail on Foreign Stocks

The downturn among foreign stocks has affected the foreign-stock funds in the Kiplinger 25, but they still deserve a place in your portfolio.

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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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We Did It! Money Tips From Retirees

Readers offer their spin on our financial advice and recount personal experiences that will help future retirees.

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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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For Some Women, the Financial Services Industry May Be a Fulfilling Career Choice

Some of the top companies are going all out to attract young women and women returning to the workforce.

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Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

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Should Lenders Mail Unsolicited Checks to Potential Borrowers?

When it comes to preying on weak credit risks, it looks like Wall Street is at it again.

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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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How a Mouse Ate My Car

Our world is full of wonderful furry creatures. They just need to stay the heck away from our vehicles already.

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Income Investing

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

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The Case for Doing Absolutely Nothing in Today's Market

In 2018’s topsy-turvy market there’s still one constant to stand by: dividend growth.

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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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Will You Have to Pay More Sales Taxes on Your Online Purchases?

One thing’s for sure: Consumers who live in one of the five states without a sales tax won’t be affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling.

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Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Markets

Looking at today’s booming economy, the question is not whether it is good but whether you think it is going to get better.

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From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

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Retirees: Help Is Here

Aging forces you to make increasingly complex financial decisions.

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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 Fall Into the Diversification Trap

Researchers discovered that, when it comes to investment fees, diversification efforts can backfire.

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Practical Investing

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

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My Plan B (C, D and E) to Raise Cash

I have several contingency plans for a down market, none of which require tons of sacrifice. So I’ve opted to hold less cash.

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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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My 15 Best Apps for Entrepreneurs and ‘Gigpreneurs’

When it comes to staying on top of work, schedules, files, calendars and travel, who couldn't use a little help? Here are 15 apps ready to boost your productivity, keep you organized and make your life easier.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf

Learn from the same valuable insights that Kiplinger reporters and editors find in the pages on their own bookshelves and nightstands.

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Nickel and Dimed

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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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Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

Even if you're unmarried and without dependents, you should still have a will.

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To Your Health

Wise insights that will help keep you healthy -- and your wallet fat.

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Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.

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