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Mark Solheim

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Mark supervises the magazine's Money and Living sections. Prior to becoming Money section editor, he was the automotive writer for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He has also been editor of and the magazine's managing editor, assistant managing editor and chief copy editor. Mark has also served as president of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

Latest Features

Kip Tips
August 2017

How I Thwarted I.D. Thieves

After they stole my name, I switched into high gear to prevent them from hijacking my sterling credit history.

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October 2016

Are You Getting the Best Deal on a Used Car?

Buying a used car isn't the game of Russian roulette it once was. The internet gives buyers a better grasp of the market, vehicle-history services such as CarFax have reduced fraud, and cars are so we...

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2016

Nashville, Tenn.: A Great Midsize City for Retiring in Good Health

Quaint neighborhoods and good tunes help make the Music City an ideal location for retirees.

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May 2016

Great Deals on Fuel-Efficient New Cars

After reaching an all-time high in 2015, new car sales have begun to plateau this year, and carmakers are scrambling to maintain market share by rolling out generous incentives—cash back and subsidized ...

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Drive Time
October 2015

What to Do If You Own a VW Diesel

Repairs to ensure that VWs with "defeat device" software meet emission standards could be a year or two away.

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December 2014

3 Simple Steps to Get Rid of Old Electronics

Make some extra cash by offloading your unused electronics and devices.

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February 2015

How to Get the Best Deal on a New Car

The joy of owning a car often starts as dread when you set foot in the showroom. It isn't hard to see why. You've been coached to ignore the sticker price and go in ready to haggle, but you're neve...

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August 2011

8 Great Car Values for a Midlife Crisis - Slide Show

Let's say you've hit a certain age -- after the kids have flown the nest and there's no longer a need for that child-friendly minivan -- when you might start itching for a little more excitement in your ...

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Buying & Leasing a Car
December 2010

10 Best Cars of the Past Decade

These iconic and pioneering vehicles are better values than ever.

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April 2010

Credit vs Debit

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Drive Time
December 2009

Best 2009 Year-End Car Deals

You’ve seen the ads on TV. Now see where the biggest savings really are.

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March 2009

Best Cars for 2009

See Kiplinger's picks for the Best in Class, Best New Car, Best Resale and Most Fuel-Efficient in 11 car categories.

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February 2009

La Dolce Vespa

Is a scooter commute for you?

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January 2009

Best Midsize Sedans

Take a peek at the winners for 2009.

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November 2008

Should You Buy a Detroit Car?

Troubles in Motown are mounting, and that could mean a rough road for purchasers of a Detroit vehicle. My advice: Wait for the dust to settle.

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October 2008

It's All About MPG

A look at the rise of subcompact vehicles.

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September 2008

Real-Life Experiences in a Fantasy Car

Driving a Lamborghini that costs more than the median-priced U.S. home isn't all fun and games.

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