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Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.

Latest Features

Income Investing
September 2016

Another October Surprise Isn't in the Cards for Investors This Year

My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2016

Why You Should Buy Bonds on Your Own

Investing in individual debt securities has advantages over funds. We show you how to do it.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2016

6 Potential Downsides to Buying Individual Bonds

Bypassing funds and going directly into the market has benefits, but isn't without risk.

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Income Investing
August 2016

The Three-Day Rule for Rattled Investors

In any news-driven market crisis, wait until the third business day after the news breaks to trade anything.

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Income Investing
June 2016

Why Interest Rates Will Stay Low

Negative interest rates in Europe and Japan make U.S. bond yields look sky-high by comparison, boosting demand for Treasuries.

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Buying & Selling a Home
June 2016

How Waiting to Buy a Home Paid Off for This California Family

Biding their time to buy the home of their dreams took some strategic planning.

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Income Investing
July 2016

Get Better Interest Rates on Your Savings

Yields have been creeping up on bond maturities of up to three years, and that’s boosting payouts at short-term bond funds.

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Best Cities, States & Places
July 2016

St. Petersburg, Fla.: A Great Midsize City for Retiring in Good Health

With theaters, concert halls and stadiums -- there's something for everyone in St. Petersburg.

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QUIZ
July 2016

How Well Do You Know Dividends?

At Kiplinger, we love investments that pay dividends, and we know many of you do, too. Dividends aren't just regular money in your pocket, but a revealing indicator of a company's success.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2016

Stocks Paying Dividends for More than 100 Years

Members of Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index that have raised cash payments to stockholders 25 years in a row are known as dividend aristocrats. The title dividend champions goes to U.S. stocks, regardless ...

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Income Investing
May 2016

Why I Stand By Muni Bonds

For years, tax-exempt bonds have provided high returns with low risk, and they continue to do so.

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Saving for Retirement
May 2016

Shifting to Dividend Stocks as Retirement Approaches

This teacher's investment strategy has thrived thanks to a dedication to buying shares of solid businesses and not obsessively looking at their stock prices.

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Income Investing
April 2016

Negative Interest Rates? No Way, USA

Many bond pros say subzero interest rates are unlikely because they wouldn't help the U.S. economy and could damage it.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

12 Stocks to Earn Dividends Every Month

A regular paycheck isn’t the only way to ensure a steady flow of income. Whether you are already retired or simply planning ahead for retirement, by carefully selecting stocks that pay dividends on the ...

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Income Investing
March 2016

When Stocks Shudder, Add More Bonds

I got a sense of the growing affection for fixed-income investments during a recent swing through Los Angeles, which has become America's bond-fund mecca.

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2016

9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer income-starved readers to the best investments for dependable, ...

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Income Investing
February 2016

Income Investors: Focus on Quality, Not the Fed

By obsessing over interest-rate moves, investors may miss other potential perils—in particular, the scary default rate on energy-related junk bonds.

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