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Nellie S. Huang

Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

6 Index Funds That Are Cheaper than Vanguard

Vanguard, long considered the king of low-cost indexing, has lost its throne—for the time being. In what must be a vexing twist for the Malvern, Pa., fund firm, which has long trumpeted the importance ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2017

3 Actively Managed Funds That Beat the S&P 500

It’s no secret that index funds rule. In the 15-year period that ended in December 2016, 92% of actively managed large-company stock funds lagged Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. But do any funds ...

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Travel
July 2017

How to Sidestep Currency-Exchange Fees When You Travel Abroad

Be selective about how you exchange dollars for foreign currencies.

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Banking
July 2017

Don't Let Hackers Kidnap Your Data

Thwart them by keeping your operating system up to date and backing up your files.

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Fund Watch
July 2017

Oakmark International Finds Bargains in European Stocks

A new fund joined the Kip 25 in July 2017, bringing in bargains from across the pond.

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Health Care & Insurance
June 2017

A Genetic Test to Spot Health Risks

Learn the pros and cons of “direct to consumer” genetic tests for assessing health risks.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

Best Index Funds for Every Investor

Decisions can be difficult when you’re faced with too many choices. Take, for instance, index funds. Investors looking for a good, passively managed U.S. stock fund have more than 600 distinct mutual ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

The Best Target Date Funds for Retirement Savers

Target-date funds are great for many investors because these funds do all the work for you. Choose a fund with a year that’s closest to the one in which you plan to retire. For example, if you’re 40 ...

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Fund Watch
May 2017

Large-Cap Growth Stocks Are Back

With T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth, a long-term view will be rewarded.

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Fund Watch
April 2017

The Trouble with Target-Date Funds in Retirement

They may not make sense once you're past the target date.

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Fund Watch
April 2017

How The Kip 25 Funds Performed

Our favorite low-fee mutual funds rely on managers with their own money invested alongside yours.

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Fund Watch
April 2017

2 Great New Mutual Funds for the Kip 25

We turn to offerings from Primecap and T. Rowe Price to tweak our no-load lineup.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

Kip 25 Best No-Load Mutual Funds 2017

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since 2004, drawing on the broad experience of our editors. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2017

6 Vanguard Funds That Are Socially Responsible

If making money and doing good are two of your top objectives as an investor, you aren’t short of options. Nearly 115 U.S. stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have formal directives to invest ...

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Health Care & Insurance
March 2017

How to Choose the Right Medical Specialist

Why it's important to ask the right questions, check credentials.

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Fund Watch
March 2017

Vanguard Health Care Hit Hard by Politics

This Kiplinger 25 fund is looking to get back on track with firms that push innovation.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

7 Best Exchange-Traded Funds for Dividends

On the surface, finding a great dividend-stock fund should be a snap. The problem, though, is that, like snowflakes, no two dividend-stock funds are the same. But that didn’t deter us from our quest, ...

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