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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

Stock Watch
November 2016

Where to Invest in 2017

The bull market is likely to celebrate its eighth birthday under the Trump presidency, but gains will again be middling.

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Fund Watch
November 2016

6 Best Mutual Funds for Investing in Value Stocks

These funds will benefit from the shift away from growth and toward value stocks.

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QUIZ
November 2016

Test Your Investing IQ

You call yourself a savvy investor? Prove it. Here are 10 questions designed to test your market mettle. See how wise you are in the ways of bull and bear markets, stocks and bonds, understanding yiel...

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Your Mind, Your Money
November 2016

To Be Happier, Favor Experiences Over Things

While the stuff we own grows old and obsolete, memories of things we did are often burnished with time.

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Careers
October 2016

The Outlook for Pay Raises in 2017

Look for average hikes of about 3%, but highly rated workers will get more.

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Wealth Management
October 2016

8 Steps to Be a Better Investor

Building a successful investing plan is like building a hero sandwich: Stick with basic ingredients and don’t get too fancy.

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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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