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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

Stock Watch
September 2017

Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Buy or Sell?

Shares in Warren Buffett’s company are a bargain, but don’t expect too much.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

3 Great Growth Stocks that Aren't FAANGs

Talk of a tech bubble has some investors worried about the outsized gains in FAANG stocks, that quintuplet of fast-growing tech firms — namely Facebook (symbol FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix ...

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529 Plans
August 2017

The Best College Savings Plans, 2017

These state-sponsored 529 programs offer tax breaks, low fees and well-managed portfolios.

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Financial Planning
August 2017

Robo Advisers Get the Human Touch

More automated advisory services are giving clients the chance to consult with financial planners and investment counselors.

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Fund Watch
August 2017

What Happens to Your Target-Date Fund When You Hit Retirement Age

Target-date funds employ one of two basic asset-allocation strategies once you reach retirement age. Here’s why that matters.

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Fund Watch
August 2017

A Slow Year for Mairs & Power Growth Fund

Going light on tech meant missing the sector's big runup.

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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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