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The Best Personal-Finance Products, Services,...

Wondering which funds are best to smooth out market volatility and fight rising inflation, or which stocks to buy in an aging bull market? Looking for the credit card with the most-lucrative rewards or the...

Operation Turbo Says Thanks to Service Members

Profile Who: Dyan Z. Smith, 56 Where: Arlington, Va. What: Founder, Operation TurboSEE ALSO: 10 Best Financial Benefits for Military Families What inspired you? In November 2010, I toured the destroyer USS...

Airline Fees Bite Harder

If you're planning to travel over the holidays, you may want to mail your gifts. As jet-fuel prices rise, U.S. airlines are raising fees for checked luggage, along with other services. SEE ALSO: Best Rewards...

Protect Your Online Purchases

Packages are stolen from porches and doorways year-round, but thieves are particularly busy during the holiday season, when there are more items to steal. Take the following steps to protect your purchases:SEE...

What Sears Meant to Us

As I write this column in mid October, the financial world is dealing with a bad case of the jitters. The stock market is on a roller-coaster ride, inflation is heating up, mortgage rates are closing in on...

Supermarket Showdown: Aldi vs. Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Aldi have traditionally rested on opposite ends of the supermarket spectrum. The former known for being upscale and expensive; the latter, no frills and cheap. But times are changing. Since being...

An Important Choice: Public or Private School?

Deciding whether to send your children to public or private school is a huge financial decision, but it's also fraught with emotions, biases and deeply ingrained personal histories. There is no one right formula...

Online Travel Agencies Roll Out the Rewards

In an effort to compete with hotel loyalty programs, online travel sites are enhancing their own rewards programs. If you're not committed to a particular brand, they're worth a look.See Also: 34 Best Travel...

Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)

It's no secret that many Americans have not saved enough for retirement. But here's the flip side of the coin: retirees who don't spend enough of their savings.SEE ALSO: Knight Kiplinger's 8 Keys to Financial...

Worst Things to Buy on Amazon.com

It's become second nature for many online shoppers to go straight to Amazon.com to make a purchase -- especially Amazon Prime members who shop using their voice-activated Alexa devices. And why not? Amazon's...

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Basics of Money

Hillbilly Elegy

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The Big Short

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Nickel and Dimed

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