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In today's customer-service environment, getting through and getting results takes determination -- and skill. We'll talk about techniques to help you get help.   Links mentioned in this episode:   10 Things to Know About Hurricane Insurance Cl
Writer Adam Shell has distilled advice from seven Wall Street savants into guidance the individual investor can profit from.   Links mentioned in this episode:   https://minorleaguebaseballrelief.com/   Lessons from Top Investing Gurus https:/
Saving for retirement? Good start. But almost everyone has something to learn about optimizing their individual retirement account from IRA strategist Ed Slott. Also, the next round of retirement-planning changes Congress is eyeing.  Links ment
Pioneering fund manager Andrew Chanin knows where investing opportunities are in space. Also: Inflation is here -- how should you adjust your investments? Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/etfs/603178/shi
The latest government stimulus is a much-more generous child tax credit, with a new twist: The IRS is going to send you money each month, if you're eligible. Also, what marrying will do to your taxes.   Links mentioned in this episode: 2021 Ch
As used car values soar, the old rules of how to get the best price still hold. Also, in the stock market, value stocks pull a rotation move on growth.    Keywords: Kiplinger, Your Money's Worth, used car deals, how to negotiate car prices, use
Cybercriminals are in the news for targeting companies with ransomware, but they're still up for stealing your identity as well. We have the latest on protecting yourself. Also, student loan rates are going up.    Links mentioned in this episod
A rapidly evolving legal landscape is keeping cannabis investors on their toes. We talk to private equity investor Matt Hawkins, who has long experience in the sector, about pot's potential. Also: unemployment insurance versus a tight labor mar
We'll knock down some misconceptions about what home insurance actually covers to make sure you're not left high and dry when things get wet (or hot, or shaky). Also, inflation is here. Time to freak out? --LINKS-- Kiplinger’s latest forecast o
Housing prices have been on a tear, and that means home equity is up, too. Turning that value into cash in your wallet can be complicated, though. Equity expert Keith Gumbinger helps us sort it out. Also, "Sell in May and Go Away": urban legend
Managing editor of the Kiplinger Retirement Report Catherine Siskos joins us to talk about what a new administration and Congress might do to solve Social Security's looming funding problems. Also, buy now - pay later plans and what to do with
No doubt, investing in annuities can be a tough call for the active investor. But there comes a time when relinquishing some control for reliable income can be a wise move. Also: Remembering the biggest financial fraud in history. --LINKS-- How
What to do with the house, the vacation house and the china? We talk with a financial adviser who's got some wise counsel. Also, who makes up the so-called Generation I? --LINKS-- Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like: https://www.kiplin
Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. In an era of triple-digit gains for many market favorites (it's not just Tesla), we look for value options. Also, use your tax-day delay wisely. --LINKS-- Tax Day 2021: When's the Last Day to File Taxes
Pretending it's a fad that will go away didn't work for the internet, and it won't work for cryptocurrency, either. But there are still so many questions. We'll field some key ones with an expert who bridges digital currency and traditional fin
Home sales and prices have been on a tear and are forecast to continue to rise in 2021. Whether you're hoping to sell, buy or refi, contributing writer Daniel Bortz has insights for you. And: Did you win your bracket? What that means for taxes.
As with so many things, the pandemic has had big effect on side hustles and contract work. We talk with an expert in the field on finding a good gig. Also, there's a lot noise about inflation these days. --LINKS-- Kiplinger's Inflation Forecast
You probably know you're getting a check, but did you know you can have an impact on its amount? Senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about the moves you can make to upsize your stimulus. Also, will your state raise -- or lower -- your taxes. -
The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying recession have been particularly hard on women, who've lost millions of jobs. Financial planner Marguerita Cheng talks about how she's helping her clients cope. Also: What dad taught us about personal fina
Managing your parents' finances can be a difficult situation. Doing so if you haven't laid down a plan for how to do it is worse. Cameron Huddleston, a Kiplinger alumna and author of a book on having those conversations has help. Also, how to s
Love and money go together like, well, sometimes they don't. Financial planner Mari Adam joins Your Money's Worth to discuss how couples can work together to have a good relationship, both with each other and their finances. Also, we look at ne
Far more people could be filing their federal returns for nothing. Sandy Block helps us figure out what's truly “free.” Also, the latest from Brandon Copeland and the not-so-secret perks of stock ownership. --LINKS-- Meet Brandon Copeland: NFL
Did the market gyrations of late January rattle your faith in the market, or did you shrug at another "short squeeze"? Senior investing editor Kyle Woodley provides his insights on the drama over GameStop. Also, how the ultimate penny-pincher c
Among the disruptions of the COVID-19: Many people working remotely changed their location to a new state, maybe even a new country. That can lead to complications, particularly when it comes to state taxes. Also: why the IRS is starting tax se
Senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about the latest update of the Kiplinger Retiree Tax Map. Will states with declining revenues make life harder on retirees? Also, the Biden stimulus plan and the hazards of patent scams.   --LINKS-- Biden's
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