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Markets
January 2018

2018 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays

Is the market open today? Here's a look at what holidays the stock markets and bond markets take off in 2018.

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Stocks & Bonds
January 2018

Our Practical Investor's Portfolio

Columnist Kathy Kristof is putting her real money into the market so she can help you be a better investor.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

12 Smart Ways to Spend $1,000

Got some extra cash? Perhaps you’ve earned a year-end bonus, or received a generous holiday check from Grandma, or banked a hefty tax refund from Uncle Sam. We suggest how to invest, spend and splurge ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

9 Smart Ways to Spend $10,000

Jeanette Brown knows how tough it can be for twenty- and thirtysomethings to afford a first home. Brown is a real estate agent in Denver, where home prices have steadily increased over the past several ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

7 Smart Ways to Spend $100,000

Sitting on a significant stash of cash? Maybe you’ve won the lottery, or inherited a small fortune, or sold a home or business for more money than you imagined. We suggest how to invest, spend and splurge ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Holiday Disasters: What Does Homeowners Insurance Cover?

If you've ever watched "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," you probably laughed as one disaster after another wreaked havoc on the Griswold family's holiday. Unfortunately, mishaps during the holidays ...

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Kip Tips
November 2017

11 Things You Can't Return to Amazon

Before you add any of these items to your Amazon.com shopping cart, be absolutely sure you want them.

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Tax Planning
November 2017

Best States to Move to in 2018 for Lower Taxes

Where you live and work can have a big tax impact on your paycheck.

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Dividends
November 2017

Kiplinger's Favorite High-Yield Dividend Stocks

These four picks are well suited for many income investors including retirees.

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Saving for Retirement
November 2017

2018 Retirement Contribution Limits for 401(k)s and IRAs

Some savers can contribute more to their retirement nest eggs in 2018.

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Best Cities, States & Places
November 2017

Where to Retire in Florida

Some cities in the Sunshine State are better suited for retirees than others.

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Saving Money
November 2017

Best Ways to Make the Most of Rising Interest Rates

Strategies for finding decent yields while minimizing risk.

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Smart Buying
November 2017

Best Ways to Get Free Trades at Online Brokers

Learn the ins and outs of trading commission-free.

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Stock Watch
November 2017

Best FAANG-less Tech Stocks

Dive deeper in the tech pool for other key players.

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Fund Watch
November 2017

3 Best International Mutual Funds to Play the Global Economic Recovery

Why you should look overseas to grow your portfolio.

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Smart Buying
November 2017

Best Values in Tech

Best mobile wallet, best way to power up, best password manager, best smart watch.

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Smart Buying
November 2017

Best Health Savings Account

HSAs are a tax-friendly way for workers to pay medical bills today and well into retirement.

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