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When your kids ask how much money you make

Editor and Janet Bodnar •
Kiplinger

Coming from your children, “How much do you make?” is the kind of awkward question that makes parents squirm. Your first inclination may be to blurt out a top-of-the-head answer, such as “That’s none of your business.” You don’t feel comfortable sharing the information, and you’re naturally worried—not without reason—that your kids may let it

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4 aggressive moves in your 40s to achieve long-term financial goals

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

The kids are old enough to drive themselves to band practice, and you’re planning an anniversary getaway with your spouse. Life is good. But college bills loom, and you’re neglecting your retirement accounts as you sock away money for college. Beef up investing. Saving for retirement is the priority. First, max out contributions to your

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