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Sandra Block

Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.

Latest Features

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July 2017

10 Great Places to Retire

When ticking off desirable features for places to live, millennials and retirees have a lot in common. Affordable homes? Check. A selection of good restaurants? Absolutely. A vibrant arts scene? Sure. ...

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

10 Great Places To Retire, 2017

Our picks offer a laid-back lifestyle, but they're only a short hop from big-city attractions.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Galveston, Texas, Is a Great Place to Retire

Galveston offers quiet beaches as well as a lively cultural scene.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Ligonier, Penn., Is a Great Place to Retire

In southwestern Pennsylvania, this small-town is a nostalgic icon.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Chattanooga, Tenn., Is a Great Place to Retire

Tennessee's fourth largest city is in the midst of a massive revival.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2017

Why Springfield, Mass., Is a Great Place to Retire

Just outside Boston, Springfield is back on its feet and has plenty to offer.

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Travel
June 2017

Wellness Resorts Deliver Stress-Busting Vacations

A wellness resort can help you relax, get fitter, eat healthier—and have fun, too.

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Tax Planning
June 2017

How to Claim Florida as Your State of Residence to Save on Taxes

Snowbirds will have to take pains to prove Florida is their primary residence for more than half the year.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2017

Living With Cancer

For millions of people, cancer is neither a death sentence nor an impediment to a long, fulfilling life.

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Annuities
May 2017

Higher Interest Rates Mean Annuities Are Paying More These Days

Put more money in your pocket.

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Health Care & Insurance
May 2017

Health Savings Account vs. Flexible Spending Account: Which Is Better for You?

Both HSAs and FSAs let you stash money tax-free to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. But the rules governing them differ, and each has its pros and cons.

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Tax Tips
April 2017

Tax Tips for Procrastinators

As you rush to meet the filing deadline, don't overlook money-saving tax breaks — particularly if there's no need to hurry.

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Practical Economics
April 2017

How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.

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Tax Planning
April 2017

How to Reduce Your Property Tax Bill

If the taxes on your property have skyrocketed, take these potentially money-saving actions.

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IRAs
April 2017

Pros and Cons of Rolling Your 401(k) Into an IRA

We tell you when it makes sense to move your 401(k) account to an IRA — and when it’s smart to stay put.

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Tax Tips
March 2017

Another Marriage Penalty for Taxpayers

A new reason to stick to cohabitation -- if you and your devoted have a giant mortgage.

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Tax Tips
March 2017

Last-Minute Tax Tips to Lower Your 2016 Tax Bill

You still have time to cut your taxes — and make smart moves to lower next year's as well.

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