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Douglas Harbrecht

New Media Director
Kiplinger.com

Harbrecht joined Kiplinger in March 2006 from BusinessWeek.com, where he served as senior and executive editor. Prior to that, he worked in the Washington bureau of the magazine, now BloombergBusinessweek, covering policy, politics and economics. He holds a BA degree from Binghamton University and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri. He was 1998 President of the National Press Club and a 2010 Kiplinger fellow in social media study at Ohio State University.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
November 2016

The Biggest Mistakes Investors Make

Is this the end of a seven-year bull market or the beginning of a prolonged bear market, or something in between? Truth is, nobody knows for sure. The vast opportunities for creating wealth by investing ...

See More From: Investor Psychology

SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Trump vs. Clinton: 10 Ways the Next President Will Impact Your Wallet

The policies that Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump say they'll bring to the White House could have a dramatic impact on your wallet, your job, your health care and your retirement. Here’s ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

Clinton and Trump on 10 Issues Affecting Your Pocketbook

The policies that Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump say they'll bring to the White House could have a dramatic impact on your wallet, your job, your health care and your retirement. Here’s ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2016

Urban Myths of Personal Finance

They have the slight ring of truth, with just enough “truth” to make their unexpected twists or alarming implications seem real. So they’re shared with friends and family, across the Web and on social ...

See More From: Wealth Management

Buying & Selling a Home
April 2016

Why I Would Never Retire in a Tiny Home

It's not that I hate tiny homes. I get the whole movement. But wouldn't saving enough for a really comfortable retirement be a better option?

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2016

Worst Mistakes Investors Will Make in This Market

Is this the end of a seven-year bull market or the beginning of a prolonged bear market, or something in between? Truth is, nobody knows for sure. The vast opportunities for creating wealth by investing ...

See More From: Investor Psychology

Washington Matters
November 2012

6 Keys to Understanding the 2012 Presidential Election Outcome

How did this presidential picking methodology hold up? Not bad at all.

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Washington Matters
April 2012

5 Economic Issues That Will Drive the 2012 Presidential Election

At a White House summit on personal finance last week, President Obama and his top economic advisors sketched battle lines for his upcoming duel with Mitt Romney.

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Washington Matters
April 2012

Obama Touts His Middle-Class Experience

The President tells Kiplinger that his working-class upbringing differs from the GOP candidates.

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Washington Matters
October 2011

Who Will Win in 2012?

Unlocking six secrets of predicting the race for president from a close reading of campaign history.

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Washington Matters
June 2011

Obama Gets Personal With Finance

At a first-ever White House summit of its kind, the President shares a few life lessons on saving, investing in yourself, and managing debt.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2011

4 Tips for Personal Finance Success from President Obama

On June 8, 2011, the White House invited 23 journalists from leading personal-finance sites for a first-of-its-kind summit. The goal: translate important issues for the economy out of Washington-speak ...

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Washington Matters
September 2008

Washington Matters
July 2008

Washington Matters
June 2008

Washington Matters
June 2008