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Profit From Planet-Friendly Companies

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

SAVE ENERGY (AND MONEY, TOO)

Tax breaks and the prospect of lower utility bills make these projects worth a look.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

New Challenges for a Church

With Sunday services online, this minister’s congregation is finding ways to stay connected.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement

LIVING IN RETIREMENT

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

Protect Your Home From Nature's Wrath

Some disasters aren’t covered by standard homeowners policies. Make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

How Green Are Your Bonds?

Fixed-income investors can make an environmental impact.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

Best 401(k) Funds From American Funds

We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

THE CASE FOR Indexed Annuities

These products may offer better returns than traditional fixed-income investments. But there are trade-offs.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

Earth-First ETFs Are Soaring

These five exchange-traded funds should deliver big rewards.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

A Word About Short Selling: Don't

The fracas in January over a company called GameStop suddenly brought the practice of shorting stocks back into the public spotlight. GameStop sells video games via a network of thousands of retail outlets that have the anachronistic feel of Blockbuster stores. Business has soured, mainly because of online competition. GameStop scratched out a profit in fiscal 2017 (ending January 31, 2018), then lost money in the next two years and is estimated to have lost $680 million in the past 12 months.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
April 2021

Best 401 (k) Funds From Fidelity

We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

What to Expect If You're Flying in 2021

Policies enacted by the airlines in 2020 may change air travel for the long haul.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market

Be wary of high-priced debuts in a market that’s stacked against you.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

SHORING UP SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security is headed for a shortfall. But sooner or later, lawmakers will act to preserve your benefits.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

Six Contrarian Picks

These companies are out of favor for one reason or another, but they could pay off for patient investors.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move?

Seeking protection from creditors can provide a lifeline, but there are plenty of trade-offs.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve

During the tumultuous initial week of 2021, the “U.S. yield curve reached its steepest level in four years,” reported Bloomberg News. The ostensible cause was the buzz that the unified Congress will pass a larger COVID relief and stimulus package than we’d have gotten otherwise.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

Best Values in Tax Software

We ranked the most popular tax-prep packages to help you find the ones that provide the best experience at the lowest cost.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

Best 401(k) Funds From T. Rowe Price

We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
March 2021

Tame the Cost of Pet Care

If you’ve added a dog or cat to your family, consider pet insurance to manage routine and unexpected veterinary bills.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

Invest in These Great Places to Work

These companies do well by their workers, which can translate into gains for investors.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

SAVE MONEY WITH AN ELECTRIC CAR

Although some are still a pricey luxury, we found EVs that are fun, affordable and eligible for tax incentives.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

The Right Robo Adviser for You

We sort through the evolving world of automated investment services, including some that offer a human touch.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

Get Your Retirement Back on Course

Even the most diligent savers can encounter obstacles on the road to retirement, but the past few months have delivered unprecedented hazards. We’ll help you come up with a recovery plan.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

WHERE TO INVEST IN 2021

With the election in the rearview mirror, investors can turn their full attention to the economic recovery and progress on the pandemic.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
January 2021

Give Your Child Some Credit

Naming your child as an authorized user on your credit card can be a great way to set them up with a healthy credit report.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

Federal Debt: A Heavy Load

The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

Work From Home— Wherever That Is

The pandemic has made it easier to work from a distance, but some far-flung workers have to follow special rules for taxes, health care and insurance.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

Anatomy of a Stock Trade

Stock trades are free these days at most online brokers. But where and how your trade is filled can impact your purchase price. And “it all happens in a flash,” says Jeff Chiappetta, vice president of trade and education at Schwab. It takes just 0.08 seconds, on average, at Schwab, from the time you submit your trade to validation of execution. Here’s a step-by-step look at what happens when you place a market-order stock trade.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
February 2021

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