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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.
Yes, interest rates are headed north, but the bad news for yield-oriented stocks is already behind them.
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Total returns won't reach 2016's levels, but rates will remain low, which means bond prices will hold their value.
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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You might not complain so much about ever-rising highway tolls if you get a cut of the action.
My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.
Investing in individual debt securities has advantages over funds. We show you how to do it.
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Bypassing funds and going directly into the market has benefits, but isn't without risk.
In any news-driven market crisis, wait until the third business day after the news breaks to trade anything.
Negative interest rates in Europe and Japan make U.S. bond yields look sky-high by comparison, boosting demand for Treasuries.
Biding their time to buy the home of their dreams took some strategic planning.
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Yields have been creeping up on bond maturities of up to three years, and that’s boosting payouts at short-term bond funds.
With theaters, concert halls and stadiums -- there's something for everyone in St. Petersburg.
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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 ...
For years, tax-exempt bonds have provided high returns with low risk, and they continue to do so.
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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Many bond pros say subzero interest rates are unlikely because they wouldn't help the U.S. economy and could damage it.
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 ...