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Now You Can Own Bitcoin in 401(k)s. Should You?

Fidelity Investments just made a major splash by announcing they will allow trading in Bitcoin in the 401(k) plans they admin

Fed Is Raising Interest Rates. How Do Retirees Benefit?

Potential homebuyers frowned at the Fed’s mid-March quarter-point rate hike because they can expect mortgage rates to conti

7 Best Practices for Stress-Free Tax Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: tax season! All jokes aside, a 2020 study found that the majority of taxpayer

The Clock Is Ticking: Take Advantage of Low Tax Rates Now

Tax rates are historically low, but how long will they stay that way? And what kinds of tax strategies can you employ that ta

Stock Market Today: Stock Selloff Resumes After Sizzling Inflation Update

Markets resumed their selloff today after cabinet-level talks between Ukraine and Russia failed to result in any progress tow

How to Protect Your Estate: A Pandemic-Inspired Checklist

If there is a poignant reality the pandemic has taught us all, it is to expect the unexpected. Since early 2020, our lives ha

If January Predicts the Rest of the Year, Investors Could Be Hurting

The month of January 2022 is over, and it wasn’t a pretty one for investors. The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed at 4516

Home Office Deduction: Can You Claim This Tax Break If You Worked from Home Last Year?

Like millions of other Americans, you may have worked from home a lot last year because Covid forced your office to close. Su

You Are Probably Making at Least 1 of These 4 Retirement Mistakes

No one’s perfect, but these all-too-common retirement mistakes can be costly. Check the list to see if it you are at risk.

Boost Your Retirement Savings for 2022

If you were self-employed or had a side hustle in 2021, you can save even more in a tax-advantaged account. (more…)

The Right Retirement Plan: Do I Choose a Traditional or Roth 401(k)?

If your workplace offers a Roth 401(k) retirement savings plan in addition to a traditional 401(k), picking between them come

Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash

A sizable hoard is comforting but could crimp long-term portfolio gains.

Retirement Planning for the Self-Employed: 5 Options for Lowering Taxes and Maximizing Saving

Being your own boss has its perks, and those include special retirement savings possibilities, such as SIMPLE IRAs, SEP IRAs

Who Won’t Get a Third Stimulus Check (Not Everyone is Eligible!)

Not everyone is getting a third stimulus check. See if you're on the list of people who aren't eligible for a third-round pay

The Recovery Rebate Credit: Get Your Full Stimulus Check Payment With This Tax Credit

If you didn't get a stimulus check, or you didn't get the full amount, you may be able to claim the recovery rebate credit on

Stock Market Today: Major Indices Reach New Peaks as Washington Simmers

Thursday's confirmation of Joe Biden as America's next president, as well as improving economic indicators, helped stocks reg

6 Reasons Why Your Second Stimulus Check Might Be Delayed

The IRS started delivering second-round payments in December. If you're still waiting for your money, here's why your second

4 Ways to Get Your Retirement Plan Back on Track

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred record unemployment, stock market volatility and a recession. After more than a decade of f

To Succeed at Investing, Do What Yale Does

Yale's endowment has delivered consistent income with minimal stock risk. Here's a look at how they did it and what it could

12 Tax Deductions and Credits That Help You Pay for College

We talk a lot about investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs here at Kiplinger. But as Ben Franklin once said, "an

7 Ways PPP Loans Just Got Better

The CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided much-needed economic relief to businesses and employees

11 Monthly Dividend Stocks and Funds for Reliable Income

Your bills generally come monthly. Your mortgage, your car payment, your utility bills ... even the gym membership and Netfli

11 Things That May Soon Disappear Forever (The Pandemic Edition)

Fifteen years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and

Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now

I've never seen anything like the CARES Act for small businesses. Here's how to take advantage of this economic stimulus oppo

Investors’ Worst Enemy in 2020 Could Be Their Own Brains

Hindsight bias, recency bias and sunk cost fallacy are just three of several cognitive biases that investors need to overcome