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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

The 4 Most Common Retirement Mistakes Millennials Make with Money

Luckily, there's plenty of time for you to recover from these all-too-common financial blunders. (more…)

Aiming for 6 Retirement Goals with Just 3 Simple Buckets

You've saved hard for retirement, and to help that money last, think about pouring it into three buckets, each with a very di

Is a Recession Imminent?

Shoppers will have to carry the load for now because weak business investment shows no sign of perking up anytime soon. Odds

10 Tips on How and When to File an Amended Tax Return

It's well past April 15. So, unless you applied for an extension, the stress and frustration of filing your federal tax retur

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 yo

New Retirement Plan Option May Be on Horizon

Multiple employer plans would allow unaffiliated small businesses to join together to offer 401(k)s.

Time to Reassess Your Life Insurance After Tax Reform

The new tax law is prompting policyholders to review their life insurance to see if the coverage still makes sense.

Does Apple’s $1 Trillion Benchmark Even Matter?

Wall Street collectively pointed and stared at the big, round number. But experts don't agree on what it means for AAPL stock

Voice Assistants Can Help Older Adults

How devices including Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod can help seniors feel more connected.

20 Great Places to Retire in Tax-Friendly States

Not to be too grim, but as you're approaching retirement, you need to think seriously about the only two certainties in this