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Smart moves to prevent identity theft

Lisa Gerstner, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Data breaches got you worried? We don’t blame you. Hacking is on the rise. Last year, hacking incidents exposed 160 million records, compared with 3.7 million in 2010, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks U.S. data breaches. There’s not much you can do to guard your personal data when it’s in the

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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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The best time to start saving for your child’s college education

Portnoff Financial, LLC, Junior Partner, Scott Vance, and Investment Adviser •
Kiplinger

Imagine dropping your kid off at college for the first time. It’s bound to be an emotional day for everyone–just ask any parent who has already done it. Now imagine that same day, and add worrying about whether you can afford all the costs that come with higher education. According to the College Board, in

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