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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

SLIDE SHOW
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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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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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

Guide to 7 Top Tax Software Programs, 2017

The tax software business is getting as crowded as the cereal aisle at your local grocery store, and that’s good news for do-it-yourself taxpayers. New entrants are offering deals, forcing veteran players ...

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Healthy Living on a Budget
February 2017

Tools and Tactics to Help You Sleep Better

Some workarounds for the growing number of people susceptible to sleep disorders.

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Family Finances
February 2017

Expats Find a Home for Their Money at State Department's Credit Union

The State Department’s credit union opens its doors to Americans overseas.

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Roth IRAs
February 2017

Make a Tax-Free Move From a 401(k) to a Roth IRA

Here's what you need to know about how to properly make the switch.

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Saving for Retirement
February 2017

Why the Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Savers Is Here to Stay

No matter what Trump does, big financial firms have already made the transition.

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