How to earn a gold medal with your finances

InvestorPlace.com and Jeff Reeves •
Kiplinger

At the Rio Olympics, the U.S. is dominating the medal counts in sports from women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming. However, while we may lead the world in many athletic contests, the sad reality is that some Americans are at the back of the field when it comes to their finances. We are a nation that

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Smart financial moves for surviving spouses

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Debra Weekley was surprised but not especially concerned when her husband, Mark Cartier, failed to call her from the parking lot after his early-morning climb on Mount Hood, near their home in Portland, Ore. Nor was she worried when a friend called to tell her a climber was down on the mountain; Cartier, an accomplished

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3 questions to ask before buying a home

Unique Financial Advisors, Founder & President, CFP™, and Vid Ponnapalli •
Kiplinger

You found your “dream home,” fell in love and are ready to sign the contract. Not so fast. This is a huge investment, and perhaps a long-term commitment. So, step back, and ask yourself: What, if anything, stands between you and your dream home? Here are three questions you should ask yourself before you make

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