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Knight Kiplinger

Editor in Chief
Kiplinger publications

Knight came to Kiplinger in 1983, after 13 years in daily newspaper journalism, the last six as Washington bureau chief of the Ottaway Newspapers division of Dow Jones. A frequent speaker before business audiences, he has appeared on NPR, CNN, Fox and CNBC, among other networks. He oversees the weekly Kiplinger Letter and writes the "Money & Ethics" and "My Point of View" columns in Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He majored in government at Cornell University and did graduate study in international economics at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

Latest Features

Money & Ethics
September 2016

Should a Criminal Record Rule Out a Job Applicant?

The goal is an appropriate balance between fairness to job applicants and the employer’s right—indeed, legal obligation—to create a workplace that is safe for employees, customers and business interests.

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Money & Ethics
August 2016

How Much Notice Should You Give Your Boss When You Quit?

Is quitting without giving your boss notice unethical?

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Money & Ethics
June 2016

Should Restaurants Raise Prices and Eliminate Tips?

Saying goodbye to tipping would address fairness and income reporting concerns.

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Money & Ethics
July 2016

Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.

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Money & Ethics
May 2016

Is It Fair for Websites to Lock Out Users of Ad Blockers?

Web users must understand: There is no such thing as a free lunch.

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Money & Ethics
April 2016

Remedying the Gender Pay Gap

A proposed federal rule designed to bring men's and women's pay in line would be an ineffective, burdensome mandate for employers.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Knight Kiplinger's 8 Keys to Financial Security

Over many years of publishing Kiplinger's magazine, my colleagues and I have built up a deep institutional memory of personal-finance wisdom, and I'd like to share some of it with you. The following advice ...

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Money & Ethics
March 2016

Why Can't I Give More to My Candidate's Campaign?

There should be immediate disclosure of every donation to every political fund of any kind. That’s crucial for a healthy democracy.

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Money & Ethics
February 2016

Splitting Time Between States to Pay Less Tax

If you try to play it both ways, expect your old state to try to keep taxing you.

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My Point of View
January 2016

R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

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Money & Ethics
December 2015

Are Drug Prices Unethically High?

It makes sense for the maker of a best-selling drug to lower the price gradually over the life of its patent.

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Money & Ethics
November 2015

Do We Owe Students Two Free Years of College?

Using taxpayer funds to help young Americans get post-secondary training of some sort would be money well spent. The challenge is figuring out how to do it most sensibly.

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Money & Ethics
October 2015

Is This Lump-Sum Offer for Future Benefits Ethical?

Most structured-settlement sales involve the transfer of only a portion of future payments.

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Money & Ethics
September 2015

Should You Have a Right to Delete Personal Online Information?

Web sites should be obligated to comply with requests to remove information under certain circumstances.

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My Point of View
August 2015

Why I'm Still Buying Stocks

In 40+ years of patient investing, I haven't been disappointed yet.

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Money & Ethics
August 2015

Should Tear-Down Plans Be Disclosed by Home Buyers?

When a house for sale is worth more as a buildable lot than as a small, outdated residence, expect the highest bids to come from buyers intent on demolition.

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Money & Ethics
July 2015

Is It Ethical for a Company to Terminate Its Pension Plan?

The choice of a lump sum, rather than an annuity, could be a better financial choice for some retirees.

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