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6 Ways to Trim the Cost of Car Insurance for a...

[Question]My son is about to get his drivers' license, and I know our insurance is going to go through the roof! What can I do to make it less painful?SEE ALSO: 6 Steps to Cut Your Car-Insurance Rates [Answer]No...

What to Know About Reimbursements From 529 Plans

[Question]My son will be starting college in Maine this fall, and we'll withdraw money from his 529 plan for the first time. Do we need to provide the college-saving plan with evidence of eligible expenses before...

What to Know About Enrolling in Medicare Part B

[Question]I signed up for Medicare Part A when I turned 65, but I didn't enroll in Part B because I was still working and had health insurance from my employer. But now I'm 68, and I plan to retire later this...

Beware the Impact on RMDs When Reversing a...

[Question]I'm 73 years old, and I converted money in a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2016. I know that I have until October 16 to undo the conversion and get back the money I paid in taxes. Will...

What Kids Starting Jobs Should Know About Taxes

[Question]My 15-year-old son is starting his first job this summer working in the snack bar at our local pool. What tax forms does he need to fill out?SEE ALSO: 9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash This Summer [Answer]When...

Medicare and Home Care

[Question]My father's health is not good, and he needs someone to come to his home to help him out a few hours each week. Does Medicare cover home care? --A.B., Leesburg, Va.See Also: 10 Things You Must Know...

Paying for Off-Campus Housing with a 529 Plan

[QUESTION]My son will be a sophomore in college in the fall and is living off-campus. He has a 12-month lease, but he doesn't attend classes in the summer. Can I use his 529 money tax-free for the full year's...

When Long-Term-Care Policies Kick In

[QUESTION]When does a long-term-care insurance policy start to pay out? What are the benefit triggers, and how long do I have to wait before the benefits kick in?SEE ALSO: Do You Have a Plan in Place for...

How to Fix Your Social Security Earnings Record

[QUESTION]Two years of earnings are missing from my Social Security earnings statement. How can I fix the error? --R.B., St. PaulSEE ALSO: 10 Things You Must Know About Social Security [ANSWER]Call Social...

Who Pays When You Crash a Rental Car?

I buy the collision damage waiver when I rent a car because I don't want my insurance company to know if I'm in an accident. What if I hit another vehicle and it's my fault? --G.T., Albany, N.Y. See Also: Does...

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