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Anne Kates Smith

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, covering investments and personal finance for real people trying to navigate fast-changing markets, preserve financial security or plan for the future. She edits the magazine's forward-looking "Ahead" section and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column. Smith began her career as a writer and columnist for USA Today. Prior to joining Kiplinger's, she was a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and a contributing columnist for TheStreet. Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.

Latest Features

Your Mind, Your Money
September 2016

The Power of Peer Pressure

Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.

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Fund Watch
August 2016

4 Great ETFs Loaded With Value Stocks

Exchange-traded funds with a value tilt are another way to invest in the shift toward bargain stocks.

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Markets
August 2016

What Brexit Means for American Investors

How to take advantage of opportunities in volatile markets.

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401(k)s
August 2016

States Jump into the IRA Business

New retirement savings plans are aimed at workers without access to a 401(k).

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Stock Watch
August 2016

What Makes a Value Stock?

Some of the distinction between growth and value is in the eye of the beholder.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

6 Great Mutual Funds for Value Investors

No one would mistake Wall Street for Fifth Avenue, but they do have one thing in common: As sure as hemlines rise or fall, or ties grow fat or narrow, investing styles come into and go out of fashion. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Great Stocks With Rising Dividends

Investors don’t need to be sold on the beauty of dividends. In a world of low interest rates, companies that share the wealth in the form of a cash payout have become the darlings of Wall Street. From ...

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Stock Watch
July 2016

Why the Bull Market Will Keep Going

Though risks are high, expect modest gains for the remainder of the year.

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Stock Watch
July 2016

9 Best Stocks to Invest in the Aging Population

The silver economy will create golden opportunities for investors.

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Stock Watch
June 2016

What Brexit Means for U.S. Investors

Don't make snap decisions about your portfolio. Brexit may just be a speed bump, not a brick wall, for a bull market that refuses to die.

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Stock Watch
June 2016

4 Retailer Stocks to Add to Your Shopping List: Amazon, Dick's, Signet, Ulta

Our picks among retailers range from a jeweler to an Internet giant.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

5 Good Stocks to Buy While They Are Cheap

The roller-coaster market of 2016 has tossed a lot of companies around. We've identified five that have good long-term prospects but have valuations (sometimes due to recent setbacks) that spell good growth ...

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2016

Midyear Investing Outlook, 2016: Investing in an Up-and-Down Market

Stocks should end the year with modest gains. We show you how to boost your returns by focusing on value stocks and companies that raise their dividends.

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Stock Watch
June 2016

Bank of America Investing Chief: Focus on High-Quality Stocks

This market analyst sees the bull market becoming a buffalo market: "Heavy, rather hairy, and unattractive at times."

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Your Mind, Your Money
July 2016

The Keys to Raising Financially Independent Young Adults

Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2016

New Rules Let Investors Buy Shares of Crowdfunded Startup Firms

Hear from an expert about the new and risky world of crowdfunded startups.

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Stock Watch
March 2016

Watch Out for Bear Market Rallies

Thanks to strong gains recently, the stock market has erased all of its early-2016 losses. But that doesn’t mean investors are out of the woods yet.

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