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Daren Fonda

Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.

Latest Features

Stock Watch
September 2016

3 Great Stocks to Get Dividends Every October

Whether you’re pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

6 S&P 500 Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

3 Health Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

3 Tech Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can ...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffet aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for ...

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Stocks & Bonds
September 2016

What You Must Know About a Stock's Dividend Date

Timing is everything when it comes to collecting on dividend-paying stocks.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

3 Good Stocks Paying Dividends Every August

Whether you’re pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2016

Great Stocks to Get Dividends Every Month

Whether you’re pulling in a paycheck or living off investments, dividends can be a great way to reel in some cash. But investors usually have to wait months between payments. Many companies dole out ...

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Stock Watch
August 2016

4 Good Preferred Stocks Yielding 6% or More

All of our picks offer several years of protection against early redemptions. We also suggest a fine ETF.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

Dow 20,000 in 2017? Maybe

The venerable (though quirky) stock index is less than 1,500 points from the milestone.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

3 Battered Stocks to Buy While They Are Down

If you choose wisely, you can cash in on companies that are under siege.

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Fund Watch
August 2016

3 New Funds Join the Kiplinger ETF 20

A year after launching the Kiplinger ETF 20, it’s time for some changes.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

Hillary Clinton's Conservative Cause: Investing

The Democratic nominee’s filings show big stakes in cash and a stock market index fund.

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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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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

6 Good Dividend Stocks Yielding 5% or More

The average large-company stock yields about 2% these days. But many stocks pay quite a bit more — upward of 5% in some cases offering potential for both income and modest price gains. Since a high ...

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Stock Watch
July 2016

Two Good Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 4%

A drugmaker and an MLP promise attractive payouts to investors yearning for better yields.

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Saving for Retirement
September 2016

Best of the Online Brokers, 2016

Fidelity edges out Merrill Edge and Schwab for first place in our rankings of top discount brokerages.

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