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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5 crazy ideas for turning financial challenges into game changers

Ahmad Raza •
Business2Community

Back to Basics To make lasting change in both your personal and corporate finances, you need to identify key areas where you can improve. I know, creating a list of “opportunities” isn’t exactly crazy or exciting. But, the resulting change can be. If you can honestly assess your company’s strengths and weaknesses, you can attack

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