Business Spending to Break Out of Stall in 2017


spending is in store for 2017, modest by past standards but an improvement after two years of near stagnation. Orders and shipments of big-ticket durable goods tend to be cyclical, and those cyclical forces are…

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Small-Business Success Story: Chicken Salad Chick Shares a Taste of the South


Her obsession with chicken salad launched a fast-casual restaurant franchise. Kiplinger’s spoke with Stacy Brown (pictured above), 42, founder of the Auburn, Ala.-based restaurant franchise Chicken Salad Chick, about how she went from being a…

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Tax Tips for Procrastinators


As you rush to meet the filing deadline, don’t overlook money-saving tax breaks — particularly if there’s no need to hurry. About a fourth of taxpayers wait until two weeks before the deadline to file…

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When Is Tax Day 2017?


A holiday celebrated in Washington, D.C., gives everyone more time to file their taxes this year. Guess what: If you’re looking at the calendar and thinking you missed the tax filing deadline, you didn’t! This…

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The RMD Solution to the Hassle of Filing Estimated Taxes in Retirement


If you don’t need the money to live on, wait until December to take your RMD and ask the sponsor to withhold a big chunk for the IRS. So, you’re done with your 2016 tax…

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Leaving a Legacy to Future Generations


Intergenerational programs involving older adult volunteers and school-age children can lead to reading gains, improvement in class behavior and higher graduation rates. For most of her career, Dorothy Keenan worked with older adults, eventually becoming…

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A Foreign Fund Manager’s Favorite Stock Picks


Oakmark International’s David Herro makes going against the grain look easy. When commodity prices cratered in 2014 and 2015, the share price of Anglo-Swiss commodity miner and trader Glencore (GLCNF) plunged. Investors fretted over the…

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11 Time-Tested Tactics for Investing Success


Follow our strategies to achieve financial security, then reap the rewards. For the 70th-anniversary issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, we distilled our best advice to show you how to build, protect and enhance your wealth…

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How Inflation Can Crumble Your Retirement Lifestyle


Rising prices can turn today’s comfortable income into tomorrow’s tight budget squeeze, but there are three things you can do to help avoid this problem. Where were you in 1986? What were you doing? It…

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Conservative Investors Have Reason to Cheer


For years they’ve been plagued by near-zero interest rates forcing them to look for gains in riskier places. Now that’s changing. Low interest rates have hit conservative investors hard, especially pre-retirees and retirees. The name…

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