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Investors, don’t fear higher rates

Contributing columnist, Jeremy J. Siegel, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Barring a big shock to the financial markets, the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates at its December meeting. That was Janet Yellen’s clear message in the press conference that followed the Fed’s decision to stand pat in September. All but three of the members of the Federal Open Market Committee–who vote on rate

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These 8 simple rules are the Sparknotes version of everything you need to know about personal finance

Tanza Loudenback •
Business Insider

Personal finance can be daunting, but familiarizing yourself with basic money concepts — like how to build wealth, stay out of debt, and earn returns on your investments — will, quite literally, pay off. To help you get started, we turned to the latest edition of Beth Kobliner’s book “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance

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8 smart financial moves for the new year

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of opportunities to save for retirement, cut expenses, prepare for tax breaks, increase your take-home pay, improve your credit profile, review your investments and do some financial housekeeping. These eight financial moves will prepare you for a more profitable year: 1. Make the most of

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5 keys to your Social Security benefits strategy

Editor, Rachel L. Sheedy, and Kiplinger's Retirement Report •
Kiplinger

Navigating Social Security is a challenging task for those deciding when to claim their benefits. There is a thicket of rules and jargon to cut through. Even those who have been receiving retirement benefits can confront a new obstacle after a spouse dies and a survivor benefit comes into play. And with the government having

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