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Carolyn Bigda

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Carolyn Bigda has been writing about personal finance for more than nine years. Previously, she wrote for Money, and is a regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune.

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Stock Watch
March 2016

10 Stocks on Warren Buffett's Buy List

Berkshire Hathaway’s recent results stink, but you can still learn some lessons from the Oracle’s stock purchases.

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Health Care & Insurance
December 2015

Cover Out-of-Pocket Health Costs With Supplemental Insurance

As deductibles rise, insurers are offering policies to cover out-of-pocket costs.

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Stock Watch
March 2016

The Worst Investments Warren Buffett Ever Made

Even the Oracle of Omaha has his share of misses.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2015

7 Promising Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or More

The dividend yield of the U.S. stock market today is 2.0%. But plenty of companies pay a lot more. We wondered if we could find attractive stocks that yield at least 5%—two and a half times the overall ...

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Fund Watch
October 2015

Best Emerging Markets to Invest In Now: India, Taiwan, Philippines

Developing markets have performed poorly in recent years, but if you pick the right countries, you can make money. Plus: How to play frontier markets.

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Stock Watch
November 2015

3 Beaten-Down Biotech Stocks to Buy Now

Despite political posturing over high drug prices, the sector’s prospects remain bright, thanks to a steady stream of new products.

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Stock Watch
October 2015

4 Money-Manager Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Fed Rate Hike

Once the Federal Reserve finally starts raising interest rates, this is one group that should benefit.

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Stock Watch
September 2015

Are Apple’s Days as a High-Flying Growth Stock Coming to an End?

Disappointing iPhone sales and China’s slowdown, plus Apple’s sheer size, suggest that investors need to temper expectations.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2015

Energy Stocks That Could Make You Rich

It's been a wild ride for energy investors. Stocks of small U.S. energy companies fell 51% from June 2014 to March 2015, while midsized firms surrendered 37%. But after the price of oil seemingly bottomed ...

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Fund Watch
July 2015

6 Best Fidelity Funds for Income Investors

Chasing yield? Check out these stock, bond and real estate offerings from the fund giant.

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2015

Making Sense of Negative Bond Yields

Will you have to pay someone to hold your cash? Probably not.

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Stock Watch
July 2015

3 Great European Stocks for Dividend Investors

Our picks offer attractive yields and the potential for appreciation. We also suggest a European dividend ETF.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2015

Energy Stocks for Doubling Your Money

To invest in the energy sector today, you need to have an appetite for risk. But if you can white knuckle it, you can earn big returns, especially in small and midsize energy stocks, which have been particularly ...

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Economic Forecasts
June 2015

Paychecks Are Getting Bigger

But raises aren’t widespread yet. Neither is inflation.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2015

Best Dividend Stocks of the S&P 500

While you wait—and wait—for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, you can collect generous checks by investing in dividend stocks. And you don’t have to wander far to find attractive payers. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2015

9 Ways to Boost Your Investment Income

It used to be easy to earn generous income safely from your investments: Buy Treasury bonds or certificates of deposit and watch the cash roll in. But with yields on low-risk investments scraping rock-bottom ...

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Stocks & Bonds
May 2015

43 Ways to Earn More Interest and Dividends

From safe, high-paying bank accounts to risky mortgage securities, we offer ideas for boosting your income.

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