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How to Use College Savings to Benefit Children...

[Question]I heard that the new tax law now allows money from a 529 plan to be rolled over into an ABLE account for children who have special needs. How would I do that, and are there any limitations or special...

Answers to Questions About Health Savings...

Readers had a lot of follow-up questions to the column about how much families can contribute to a health savings account, especially about how the rules coordinate with Medicare. Here are answers to a few more...

Your Neighbor's Burst Pipe Damages Your...

[Question]I read your article about 6 Ways to Prevent Water Damage This Winter. I live in a townhouse and am wondering what happens if my neighbor's pipe bursts and the water damages my property. Would I submit a...

6 Questions Retirees Are Asking About Required...

Readers had a lot of follow-up questions about their own situations after reading my columns about when to take your first required minimum distribution from an IRA and the benefits of transferring your RMD...

5 Ways Roth IRAs Help Retirees

[QUESTION]Which type of IRA -- a Roth or traditional one that allows me to deduct my contributions up front -- will be better for me if I'm retiring in a few years?[ANSWER]Part of your decision should be based on...

Make Sure You Have Proof to Support Your...

[QUESTION]What records do I need to keep or receive from a charity to deduct my contributions when I file my 2017 taxes?[ANSWER]The records you need depend on the type and the size of the gift. It's important to...

New Tax Law Offers Added Incentive to Make...

[QUESTION]I heard that the new tax law changed some of the rules pertaining to charitable giving. Can I still make a tax-free transfer from my IRA to charity and have it count as my required minimum distribution?...

12 Smart Financial Moves for the New Year

January is the perfect time to make a few key financial moves that can help you throughout the year and make it easier to reach your goals. Here are a dozen steps to save money, take advantage of new financial...

Personal Finance Columnist Kim Lankford's Best...

The financial news has recently been dominated by the new tax law, but so many of the columns based on questions from readers throughout the year are still relevant and timely. Here are the nine most valuable...

Can Your Adult Child Contribute to a Health...

[Question]My son is 22 and works full-time, but he's still covered by our family health insurance policy. Can he contribute to a health savings account? - M.B., Woodstock, Conn.See Also: FAQs About Health Savings...

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