Kiplinger's Personal Finance
magazine ∣ Feb 01 2021 · Kiplinger's Personal Finance
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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).
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Farewell to the Office
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
FEDERAL DEBT: A HEAVY LOAD • The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
GETTING MARRIED? MOVING IN TOGETHER? • Sharing a life means it’s time to talk about money.
WHERE MIDDLE CLASS TAXES ARE HIGHEST AND LOWEST • If you’re thinking about a move, check out state taxes first.
SMALLER IRA WITHDRAWALS
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
BATTLING THE BIG GUYS
The Right Robo Adviser for You • We sort through the evolving world of automated investment services, including some that offer a human touch.
HOW A DOZEN ROBO ADVISERS COMPARE
STILL A NEED FOR HUMAN ADVICE
Invest in These Great Places to Work • These companies do well by their workers, which can translate into gains for investors.
Best 401(k) Funds From Fidelity • We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
Where to Find Yield
Time to Book Some Travel Stocks
Ahead of the Small-Cap Curve • This fund was hot even before small-company stocks surged.
20 LARGEST STOCK AND BOND MUTUAL FUNDS
The Yellen Era, Chapter Two
Value Stocks Show Signs of Life
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.
TAKING YOUR JOB ABROAD
Closing the Confidence Gap • Since the start of the pandemic, women have become more involved in long-term financial planning and investing.
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.
Lower the Cost to Spay or Neuter
Best Cards for Balance Transfers
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.
You lost your job, or your income was cut.
You tapped your retirement savings to make ends meet.
You’re worried about market volatility, but low interest rates are dampening fixed-income returns.
You’re concerned about health care costs in retirement.
Your home equity is a big portion of your retirement security.
You claimed benefits at 62 and regret it.
You don’t want to claim benefits early but need extra income.
You claimed benefits early and then went back to work, subjecting your benefits to the “earnings test.”
Retirement Planning During COVID • Many Americans say they plan to delay retirement so they can work longer and boost savings.
How to Find Your Sense of Purpose
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...