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David Muhlbaum

Online Editor
Kiplinger.com

Muhlbaum made the leap from print to electronic journalism in 1995 after a stint at Dow Jones Newswires taught him about working in real time. He moved to America Online, where he became the editor of its business news content. He has also worked for MarketWatch. He joined Kiplinger in 2001, handling a variety of content, including business forecasting and taxes. He also writes about cars and car maintenance, for which his degree in American literature from Middlebury College qualifies him not one bit.

Latest Features

QUIZ
September 2016

Are You Getting the Best Deal on a Used Car?

Buying a used car isn't the game of Russian roulette it once was. The internet gives buyers a better grasp of the market, vehicle-history services such as CarFax have reduced fraud, and cars are so we...

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Technology
September 2016

3 Things That Are Disappearing Forever

Everyday items we take for granted will soon be obsolete.

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Drive Time
August 2016

Buy a Used Car Online Without Haggling

Hate negotiating? You can pick up a car as easily as a new pair of shoes—or a date—with these online services.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Today, all but a handful are closed. The company’s shares once ...

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Used Cars
July 2016

Tricks to Make Your Car Last for 200,000 Miles

Try these tips to keep your vehicle running forever.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

Best Values in Used Cars

If you’re in the market for a used car, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to buy. With lots of vehicles coming off lease, prices have been falling and are expected to continue to drop, according ...

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Technology
May 2016

Radical Ways Technology Will Change Your Life by 2030

Some of our forecasts might seem more science fiction than fact.

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Careers
May 2016

Good-Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Get a foot in the door of a promising career without paying tuition.

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Drive Time
May 2016

How to Make Your Older Car Smarter, Safer

A lot of today's automotive gee-whiz can be adapted to yesterday's wheels.

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Careers
August 2016

Best Careers for the Next 10 Years

The future is bright for these professions based on hiring and pay.

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2016

3 Things You Didn't Know About Warren Buffett

Put your knowledge of one of the world's greatest investors to the test.

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Careers
August 2016

Dying Professions That Job Hunters Should Avoid

The future looks grim for these three careers based on hiring and pay.

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Dividends
May 2016

Stocks Paying Dividends for a Century or More

Investors have been pocketing cash payouts for well over 100 years.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

How to Make Your Car Last Longer

The average age of cars on the road today is higher than ever — over 11 years old, according to IHS Automotive. And with the average car adding more than 10,000 miles to the odometer each year, it’s ...

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QUIZ
September 2016

How Well Do You REALLY Know Warren Buffett?

Warren Buffett’s reputation as one of the world’s great investors is built not only on years of market-beating returns with his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc., but also o...

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Tax Tips
March 2016

Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don't Itemize

Lines 23 through 35 of the IRS 1040 form are extra-powerful. Can you put them to work for you?

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Best Cities, States & Places
March 2016

The Worst State to Live In for Taxes? California

High taxes take a toll on residents of the Golden State.

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