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Janet Bodnar

Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Bodnar is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children's and family finances and financial literacy. She is the author of two books, Money Smart Women and Raising Money Smart Kids. Her "Money-Smart Kids" column appears regularly on Kiplinger.com. She is a regular contributor to WTOP, the major all-news radio station in Washington, D.C., and Fox Morning News in Washington. Bodnar is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and is a member of its board of trustees. She received a master's degree from Columbia University, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism.

Latest Features

From the Editor
August 2016

What Investors Should Do in Today's Market

Before you make a move, know how much risk you can handle.

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Money Smart Women
August 2016

How Men and Women Think Differently About Money

Men and women approach financial planning differently, but there's success in their balance.

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From the Editor
June 2016

Will the New Fiduciary Rule Really Protect Your Investments?

Nobody has a bigger stake in your money than you do.

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From the Editor
July 2016

How to Pick a Financial Adviser

We tell you all you need to know to find the perfect match.

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Practical Economics
May 2016

America's Perilous National Debt

At $14 trillion and climbing, it's like "termites in the basement."

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Practical Economics
May 2016

Savers Feel the Pain of Low Interest Rates

The Fed's low-rate policy has cost U.S. savers $470 billion.

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Investor Psychology
May 2016

Making Women Money-Smart

A Q&A with Annamaria Lusardi, coauthor of the financial literacy study "How Financially Literate Are Women?"

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2016

10 Things to Teach Your Kids About Managing Money

Families still seem to be struggling with how to help their children learn to manage money. One indication is that parents can't keep from indulging their kids. In the 2016 Parents, Kids & Money survey ...

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Your Mind, Your Money
March 2016

An Investing Gender Gap?

Research shows that women tend to differ from men in their approach to investing.

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Money Smart Kids
February 2016

The Tooth Fairy Is Leaving Less Under Pillows These Days

The average amount that the Tooth Fairy gives kids is down 10% from last year.

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Fund Watch
February 2016

Big Changes in Rankings of Top-Performing Mutual Funds

One constant: Big-company funds beat their smaller brethren.

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Fund Watch
April 2016

Picking the Right Mutual Funds for Today's Market

It doesn't hurt for investors to play both offense and defense.

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Money Smart Kids
January 2016

The Value Test: 300 Colleges That Pass

All the schools on our list, from 1 to 300, are best values.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Smart Retirement Strategies for Women

Women and men have the same opportunities for saving, investing and borrowing, the same investments, and they are subject to the same rules. Yet their circumstances -- and their choices -- can be very ...

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Practical Economics
December 2015

What's in Store for Investors, Savers in 2016

Look for more bumps ahead, but a bear market is unlikely.

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Financial Planning
November 2015

The Best Personal-Finance Products and Services of 2015

Here are our top picks for investments, money-management tools, credit cards, budget-friendly travel, and more.

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Careers
November 2015

Lorena Garcia's Path to Celebrity Chef

She set out to practice law, but then fame came calling.

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