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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.

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Money & Ethics
August 2017

Ways to Protect Borrowers From Predatory Home Lending

Land contracts drain low-income communities of resources.

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Money & Ethics
July 2017

Should Employers Be Barred From Asking Job Applicants What They Earn?

The effort to ban the “What are you earning?” question is part of a broader movement to make all compensation totally transparent.

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Money & Ethics
May 2017

Should Colleges Give Preference to Applicants From Wealthy Families?

Every admitted student should meet the college’s basic academic qualifications.

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Money & Ethics
April 2017

What Should Doctors and Drugmakers Do to Stop Painkiller Addiction?

Physicians and dentists need mandatory pain-management training, starting in medical and dental schools and continuing thereafter.

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Saving Money
March 2017

10 Timeless Financial Tips From Knight Kiplinger

Sage advice about saving, spending and investing never goes out of style.

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Money & Ethics
February 2017

How Should I Handle a Tax Windfall That I Don't Want?

If getting a huge windfall from impending tax cuts has you feeling guilty, here are some options.

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Money & Ethics
December 2016

Should Casinos Court Senior Citizens?

State gaming commissions, which regulate casinos, have an ethical obligation to crack down on predatory marketing to the elderly. But so far, most don’t seem interested.

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Money & Ethics
October 2016

Should My Neighbor Be Allowed to Turn His House Into a Short-Term Rental?

It's a debate that is raging in all of America’s major cities.

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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
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
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
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
December 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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