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10 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election
It's best to leave your politics at the door when investing. No matter how much you like or dislike the man in the White House, presidential policies generally matter a lot less for the stock market than Federal Reserve policy or the general health o
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10 Best Stocks to Buy If Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
It's still early, and a lot can happen between now and November. But over the past few months, former Vice President Joe Biden's chances of becoming the next president of the United States have vastly improved. As of late July, the betting markets we
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Stock Market Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned
Ryan Ermey: We hear at Kiplinger's recommend a lot of investments, but rarely do you hear how our portfolios are actually doing. senior investing editor Kyle Woodley joins the show today to do exactly that. We're talkin
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Stock Market Today: Stocks, Stimulus Both Inch Forward
The broader indices' pace slowed after yesterday's energetic rally, as Tuesday offered up little for the market to hang its hat on. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Fox News she doesn't believe a deal on more economic stimulus will be reached this wee
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Understanding Tax Planning
Here’s the very first thing the tax experts at Kiplinger stress to readers about tax planning: This is not a game just for the wealthy. Tax planning will save you money. I’m most certainly not wealthy at this stage of my career, but I’m not going to
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Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s
The Baby Boomers get credit — and blame — for how they changed work, society and pop culture over the years. Now, with 10,000 Boomers turning 65 every day through 2030, this powerful generation is well on its way to redefining how we plan for retirem
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Who Can Still Do A Stretch IRA After The SECURE Act: Explaining The Exceptions To The Rule
Much has been written about The Secure Act since it went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. One popular topic has been the exceptions to one of the act’s primary changes, eliminating the use of so-called stretch IRAs for most non-spouse beneficiaries. IRA
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Stock Market Today: A Red-Hot Start to August
The market kicked off the new month by rocketing higher as investors remained laser-focused on the good and shut out other discouraging developments. For instance, Republicans and Democrats appear to be far apart on another round of urgently needed s
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6 SPACs to Buy for 'Smart Money' Returns
The special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) might be the hot new trend, but it has been around since the 1980s. SPACs are often referred to as "blank check" companies because investors get nothing but a best-efforts agreement from the sponsors' ma
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5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement
The July 15 extended tax filing deadline just passed. While it might seem early, now is the right time for you to rethink the impact of taxes when planning for your retirement. We all know that the sooner you begin saving for retirement, the more you
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Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy
Just before James Heath* retired four years ago, he and his wife began the search for the home where they’d hoped to spend their senior years. He knew precisely what he wanted: a smaller property with a low-maintenance yard. He also knew what he didn
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Stock Market Today: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores
The stock market closed out an up-and-down week with another very clear separation of the haves and have-lesses. Big Tech ruled the day thanks to a trio of mega-cap earnings pops. Apple (AAPL, +10.5%) shot to new all-time highs after its Thursday eve
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18 of the Market's Most Heavily Shorted Stocks
Short selling gets a bad rap. Short sellers are sometimes seen as vultures, gleefully making money during the darkest times for some companies. And when times get tough, they are often smeared as manipulators of the market. However, short selling has
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Apple’s Stock Split Could Dampen the Dow
Apple (AAPL, $384.76) announced during its fiscal third-quarter report that it will undergo a 4-for-1 stock split in late August. Investors who pushed the stock to fresh all-time highs in the following trading session seemed excited enough. But it’s
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2020 Election: Retirement Security
Unless Congress acts, Social Security will deplete its $2.9 trillion reserve fund by 2035, which means the program would be able to pay only about 79% of promised benefits. Medicare’s finances are even more precarious. Given that seniors are a large
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2020 Election: The Stock Market Reaction
As we head into election day, investors are understandably wondering—and even anxious—about how the U.S. presidential election will affect the financial markets. It’s important to remember that this year, especially, the election isn’t the only marke
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2020 Election: The Health Care Debate
Health care is high on the minds of Americans as November approaches. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 23% of registered voters said health care is the most important issue in determining their vote for president. Only the economy ranked
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The 2020 Election and Your Money
Whether the upcoming presidential election is a battle for the soul of the nation or the way to keep America great is a question we will leave to you to answer. But the election will have important ramifications for your financial well-being, and we’
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2020 Election: A Redo on Taxes
Joe Biden says his tax plan would increase taxes on the wealthy and offer breaks for the middle class, but at least one of his proposals could boost taxes farther down the income ladder. A key component of Biden’s plan is that tax hikes will be limit
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Stock Market Today: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News
Some days it feels like there is simply too much news. That clearly was the case on what was a very mixed Thursday for stocks as investors were bombarded with economic and political headlines alike. The stop-and-watch headline was the Commerce Depart
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Stimulus Check Smackdown: HEALS Act vs. HEROES Act
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for the summer's main event – an epic heavyweight battle between two competing stimulus check plans. This much anticipated match-up will decide how much money you're going to ge
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The 7 Best Funds for Beginners
Once upon a time, the biggest hurdle for beginner investors who wanted to build a diversified portfolio was saving up enough to buy that first investment. Funds typically involved large minimum purchases, some of which was eaten up by onerous sales c
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New Family-Focused Stimulus Check Plan Introduced by Four Republican Senators
There's a new stimulus check proposal on the table. This one is coming from four Republican senators: Sens. Cassidy (La.), Daines (Mont.), Romney (Utah), and Rubio (Fla.). They want the next stimulus check payments to focus on families, because other
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5 Great Places to Buy a Vacation Home
These days, the prospect of buying a vacation home could hardly be more alluring. Mortgage rates are at historic lows. During a pandemic, escaping to a less-crowded area is just what the doctor ordered. Plus, to minimize the spread of COVID-19, many
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Tax-Free Weekend Dates, States and Savings for Back-to-School Shopping
Whether your kids will be learning from home or in the classroom this fall, you'll have to do some back-to-school shopping to prepare for the new school year. And, as every parent knows, the bill for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, and other schools s
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The Finances of Homeschooling Your Kids: What It Costs, Tax Breaks, More
As the upcoming school year approaches and the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, many public school districts have already announced they’ll continue with distance-learning programs, either full- or part-time. Many parents will
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Emergency Funds: How to Get Started
Emergency funds typically fall into one of two broad categories. One is set up to handle unexpected expenses—say, when your car breaks down or your water heater springs a leak. The other is there to provide income if you lose your job. You should hav
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Time For An Insurance Review
The coronavirus has made one thing abundantly clear: We all need to be prepared for an emergency. Which prompts the question: When did you last review your insurance policies? You may want to make some changes to your auto, homeowners and life in­sur
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College During COVID
At Kiplinger, the name of the game is value. For more than 20 years, our annual college rankings have been no exception. Over the years, we analyzed data on hundreds of public and private colleges and universities across the nation seeking institutio
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Travel Rewards Cards Offer New Perks
Some of the largest issuers of travel rewards cards are adding new benefits to accommodate cardholders who have put travel plans on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rewards card providers “have really leaned in to where people are spending t
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