Senior associate editor for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Proud West Virginian. I read a lot of books.Senior associate editor for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Proud West Virginian. I read a lot of books.

Family finances: Use a side gig to help make a million - Tulsa World: Columnists

tulsaworld.com — A part-time job or side gig courtesy of the sharing economy could be the ticket to generating some extra cash. If you invest the money or use it to, say, help you buy a house, you'll get closer to a $1 million goal.

Family finances: Make a million by starting your own business - Tulsa World: Columnists

How young families can build wealth - Tulsa World: Columnists

tulsaworld.com — We get it. You're preoccupied with raising your children, holding onto a demanding job and maintaining your sanity during your daily commute. But consider how the steps below can help you achieve financial security. Buy a house (if it makes sense). Owning a home is the American dream.

4 Aggressive Moves in Your 40s to Achieve Long-Term Financial Goals

jewishworldreview.com — The kids are old enough to drive themselves to band practice, and you're planning an anniversary getaway with your spouse. Life is good. But college bills loom, and you're neglecting your retirement accounts as you sock away money for college. Beef up investing. Saving for retirement is the priority.

4 aggressive moves in your 40s to achieve long-term financial goals

finance.yahoo.com — The kids are old enough to drive themselves to band practice, and you're planning an anniversary getaway with your spouse. Life is good. But college bills loom, and you're neglecting your retirement accounts as you sock away money for college. See Also: Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door Beef up investing.

Family finances: To thwart ID thieves, claim your tax refund now - Tulsa World: Money Power

tulsaworld.com — You're more likely to be struck by lightning than audited by the IRS, but that doesn't mean filing your taxes is worry-free. Crooks using stolen Social Security numbers claimed $5.8 billion in fraudulent refunds in 2013, according to the most recent count, and the IRS says it blocked phony refunds worth another $24.2 billion.

Retirement: When to take a lump sum pension payout - Tulsa World: Columnists

tulsaworld.com — If you have other sources of income in retirement, a lump sum rather than lifetime payouts could be the better option. A lump sum gives you the flexibility to take large withdrawals for unexpected expenses. If you have a life-threatening illness or family history of, say, Alzheimer's, taking a lump sum can provide funds for health care or long-term care.

Being a Neurologist and Writer

booksbywomen.org — I've always wanted to be a writer, so I became a neurologist. In case this isn't intuitive, let me explain. For years, I struggled with the decision to become a doctor or a writer. (Well, when I was six, I wanted to be a professional jump roper, but soon found out this wasn't a viable career option.)

The Problem With Public Pensions

kiplinger.com — Government workers need to fully assess how this income stream fits into their future retirement income plans. Mark Peterman If you're a teacher, firefighter or other public employee, you're probably covered by a pension. Nearly 80% of state and local government employees are covered by a defined-benefit plan, and so are federal government workers.

Family finances: Make the most of year-end tax moves - Tulsa World: Columnists

tulsaworld.com — There weren't any big changes in the federal tax code in 2015, and given the ongoing gridlock in Washington, it's unlikely lawmakers will do more than tinker with the code in 2016. That means the standard year-end advice still makes sense for most taxpayers.
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Apr 26, 2016

RT @janetnovack: Amazing (and sad) story about how #Vanguard alerted authorities in elder financial abuse case. forbes.com/sites/peterjre…

Apr 25, 2016

Taxes done? Here's a guide to what files to keep and which ones you can shred. ow.ly/4n3V2f

Apr 25, 2016

Kiplinger's Kim Lankford, won the Excellence in Financial Journalism award for personal finance. Well deserved! ow.ly/4n3R2k

Apr 22, 2016

RT @IRSnews: If you are due a #tax refund, wait to get it before filing an amended return. irs.gov/taxtopics/tc30… #1040X

Apr 21, 2016

@Forbes You just found out you made an error on your 2015 tax return. Horrors! What to do now. ow.ly/4mWwcx

Apr 21, 2016

RT @RichardRubinDC: How Donald Trump qualifies for a tax break for farmers. Goats are key. on.wsj.com/1NlLSwM via @WSJ

Apr 21, 2016

Are you turning 65 this year? You look marvelous but don't ignore this to-do list. ow.ly/4mWrJ5

Apr 20, 2016

RT @WadePfau: We often say working longer can help your retirement plan, but there's a risk to that strategy. bit.ly/1VgzoZY


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