10 money moves to make before the fall season begins

Wisebread.com and Mikey Rox •
Kiplinger

As the summer season winds down, there’s no better time than the start of autumn to take a look at your finances to see where adjustments can be made. Consider these 10 money moves to make before the leaves change. 1. Get Back to Budget Reality Summer activities can put budgeting on the back burner

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8 things you should never buy at Dollar Stores

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Bob Niedt •
Kiplinger

A $1 price tag doesn’t make an item a bargain. If you find yourself filling your basket with dollar-store buys that you never use because the quality is poor or the brand is unfamiliar, then you’re simply wasting money. Hey, a buck is a buck – and they add up over time. “One of my

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What women need to know about money

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Consider a pair of twins who grow up together, have the same talents and education, nurture the same desire to raise a family, and embrace the same ambitions for their career. But in adulthood, one twin consistently earns less than the other, has a spottier work record and gets stuck further down the career ladder.

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