Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I’m a federal employee, and I’ve been furloughed during the government shutdown. Can I apply for unemployment benefits while I’m furloughed? What happens to my health insurance and other benefits while I’m waiting for my paycheck to start up again?
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Even though many IRS functions are currently suspended, if you filed for an extension last April, the deadline for sending your tax return is still October 15.
Friday, October 4, 2013
The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing:
1) Following the herd
2) Giving in to fear
3) Hanging on too long
4) Neglecting to Rebalance
5) Making things complicated
6) Paying too much in fees
7) Failing to stick to a plan
Don’t fall into these traps.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Five Myths About Leasing a Car:
1) Leasing is a bad deal
2) It’s nearly impossible to negotiate a good lease
3) Only businesses get a tax break
4) You’ll have to pay hefty fees when you turn in the car
5) If you want out early, you’re stuck
See if a lease is up your alley: http://mykip.co/1f2gW1R
3 Key Ways Obamacare Changes Health Coverage:
1) Preexisting conditions won’t matter: You can no longer be denied coverage or charged steep premiums because of a preexisting condition—or qualify only for insurance that excludes your medical condition.
2) Early retirees can breathe easier: You’ll still be able to keep COBRA coverage after 2014, but you may find a better deal on your own, now that you can’t be rejected or charged more because of your health.
3) Young adults may pay more: Unfortunately, healthy young adults looking for coverage on their own are likely to face some of the steepest premium increases under the new law.
Learn more on Kiplinger.com.
Monday, September 30, 2013
So the government shut down today. What the heck does that mean for the rest of us?
Friday, September 27, 2013
Five key credentials to seek in a financial adviser:
1) A decade of the right experience
2) A clean record
3) A transparent fee structure
4) A CFP, CFA or CPA designation
5) Good references
Learn more about what these mean on kiplinger.com.
A comparison of the four major wireless providers’ fees by Cheapism.com gives the edge to T-Mobile.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
"And here are some more things that are coming along by the time you reach middle age…to change your thinking and your living. New houses, new gadgets in them. Automatics. Push buttons. Microwave ovens. Plastic plumbing. TV on wall screens. Fuel-cell heat. Irradiated foods to supplement canned & frozen. New foods from the sea. Synthetic foods, chemically made, with all needed nutrients & vitamins.”
December 27, 1963
This is just one of the awesome ways in which The Kiplinger Letter saw technology changing. From foreseeing ”electronic brains” in the ’50s to predicting the creation of “smart phones” in the ’70s, check out our greatest tech forecasts of the last 90 years.
According to the FCC, the average cable bill is $62 a month, or $744 a year. Switching to one of these cable TV alternatives can save big bucks and reduce hassles.