Written to help you do a better job of managing your personal and family financial affairs and to help you get more for your money. You get ideas on saving, investing, cutting taxes, making major purchases, advancing your career, buying a home, paying for education, health care and travel, plus much, much more. Special issues cover the latest information about car buying (December) and Mutual Funds (March and September).
Keep More Income
Crunching the Numbers
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
STATE TAXES ARE GOING DOWN • Lawmakers are cutting income, sales and property taxes to return budget surpluses to residents.
IN SEARCH OF RELIEF AT THE PUMP • Even when oil prices decline, gas prices remain high, so it pays to shop around.
A NEW Rx FOR CREDIT REPORTS • Medical debts that went to collection and were later paid off may no longer damage consumers’ credit scores.
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DISADVANTAGES
BITCOIN MAY BE COMING TO YOUR 401(K)
TURBOTAX AGREES TO $141 MILLION SETTLEMENT
HOW TO INVEST NOW • Much hinges on whether the Fed can guide the economy to a soft landing.
Forget Fads, Focus on Value in the Second Half
Build Up Your Defenses • These alternative-strategy funds can offer some shelter from stock and bond market turmoil.
A Different Shade of Green • This fund offers an approach to sustainable investing that includes—wait for it—oil and gas companies.
Finding Values in a Volatile Market
Low-Volatility Funds Pay Off
How Many Stocks Should You Own?
Shopping in the Bargain Bin • This fund invests in stocks in the communications services sector, which have been drastically marked down.
Why This Tech Fund Faltered
What You Need to Know About CRYPTO • Even if you’re not ready to invest in cryptocurrencies, it’s important to understand the role they play in modern finance.
A Digital Dollar Could Be Coming
Watch Out for Crypto Cons
A Guide to Money and Divorce
Should You Pay Up to Pay Cash? • Some firms help home buyers make all-cash offers on homes. Weigh the fees before you sign on.
Why Cash Is So Attractive
USING A CREDIT CARD TRAVEL PORTAL
Locking in Income From Your 401(k) • More plans are offering annuities that could provide income in retirement. Here’s what you need to know.
An Annuities Roster • Here are some varieties of annuities that may be offered by your 401(k) plan:
How to Decipher Mutual Fund Returns • A guide to the many ways these popular investments measure their performance.
HSAs Make Health Care More Affordable • Tax-advantaged health savings accounts allow you to save for a broad range of short-term and long-term medical expenses.
When Buying a Home Doesn’t Pay
DEALS DEALS DEALS • Inflation is eroding your household’s purchasing power, and the stock market’s dips aren’t making you feel any wealthier. From investments on sale to rewards cards that give you cash back every time you buy gas, these deals and discounts will help bolster your bottom line.
BARGAIN SHOPPING FOR STOCKS
A RISING-RATE PLAY
BAG A CREDIT CARD BONUS
TECH DEALS • Louis Ramirez, deals editor at Tom’s Guide, says you should be able to get a great deal on certain tech items this summer as back-to-school sales crank up.
GET INSTANT DISCOUNTS
SAVE ON STREAMING
BARGAIN WIRELESS PLANS
ROCK THE PREOWNED LOOK
SUBSCRIBE TO SOLAR POWER
BUY TECH YOU CAN REPAIR
BOOK LAST-MINUTE LODGING
HOME WORKOUT DEALS
EARN NEARLY 10%, SAFELY
FEE-FREE PLACES FOR SAVINGS
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