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4 ways to disaster-proof your homeowners insurance policy

Pat Mertz Esswein, Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

One-half to two-thirds of homeowners who experience a total loss don’t have enough insurance to rebuild their home and replace their belongings, according to post-disaster surveys of homeowners by United Policyholders, a consumer advocacy group. Thankfully, most homeowners never experience a total loss. But when a catastrophic loss does occur, the gap in coverage can

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New strategies to get more financial aid

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

Starting this fall, the process of applying for financial aid gets a reboot. College students and their families will be able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–used to determine financial aid from the government as well as from colleges–three months earlier, or as early as October 1. Instead of estimating data from

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Why your kid needs a Roth IRA

Founding Publisher, Editor, Moneypaper, and Vita Nelson •
Kiplinger

As a Kiplinger reader, I’m sure you’re aware of the advantages of a Roth IRA compared with a traditional IRA. The main benefit, of course, is that under current law, qualified Roth IRA distributions aren’t taxed, no matter how much income is reported on the owner’s tax return. What you may not know is that

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Has your perfectionism gone too far?

Rick Goodman •
Business2Community

Those of us who are in positions of leadership want to get our jobs done, and to make sure that they are done well. We can be a meticulous crew, checking and double-checking our work with a fine-toothed comb, never resting until everything is just so. That zeal for excellence can obviously be a positive

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How to manage quiet employees

Jacob Shriar •
Business2Community

There’s a huge misconception in the business world that you need to be loud, powerful, assertive, sticking your chest out and grinding to get what you want. But in fact, quiet employees often are more successful and are considered better leaders. Why is that? Introverts Are Better Listeners Introverts are naturally better listeners, which is

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