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All Contents © 2016The Kiplinger Washington Editors
5 critical trends and what they mean for your money.
What ails the economy, by Janet Bodnar
Nervous investors are voting with their feet. We think you should sit tight.
He's just like you and me, but he lives below his means.
Are parents necessarily on the hook for a lavish wedding?, by Knight Kiplinger
Skip the big upfront investment with a long-term lease.
Uncle Sam wants you to buy Treasury bills instead.
Investors torn between wanting safety and craving yield have created a market filled with wonderful opportunities both to own stocks and sell them short, by Whitney Tilson and John Heins
Fashion trends can change overnight, so look for companies that have a keen sense of style, by James Glassman
Understand how Jim Cramer pushes your emotional buttons and spurs you to make impulsive investment decisions, by Robert Frick
Invest in the developing world and the domestic companies that sell to them.
The best route to a rewarding career is to pick a growing field and stay flexible.
Amid record federal deficits, there are opportunities for investors and consumers.
Spread your money among these investments to protect against inflation or deflation.
As the housing market resets, families take another look at whether they should buy.
Our picks for closed-end stock and bond funds should appeal to yield-starved investors.
These four companies generate strong profits and can withstand the perils of the sector.
Most new issues are not exploding out of the gate. That’s a plus for long-term investors.
Consider buying once-great funds if they can pass these two important tests, by Russel Kinnel
Marsico Flexible keeps cash handy to pounce on firms with rich prospects.
Great returns and high yields have brought master limited partnerships (MLPs) a lot of attention. But the spotlight may have a negative impact on the group's performance, by Jeffrey Kosnett
Last-minute action – or inaction – may affect your year-end tax moves.
Lenders loosen their grip, but your credit history will decide whether you get a mortgage, car loan or credit card.
What to do when your boss asks you to shoulder more of the burden.
Declutter your basement or garage, clear your conscience and maybe make a few bucks.
Some “expert” advice about whether you should switch is simply wrong.
Act now. Big policy changes mean you could save money by rethinking your choices.
Kimberly Lankford tells how to cash in on the energy-efficiency tax credit before it expires.
A proposed rule would eliminate the chance to hike benefits via the “do-over” strategy. It’s not for everybody. But consider your options now.
If you have checking and savings accounts at the same institution, you are covered as long as the total of your balances does not exceed $250,000.
Train for a new profession or launch a business with help from Uncle Sam.
When disaster strikes and the grid crashes, candles will only get you so far.
It’s a good time to lease a car, by Jessica Anderson
Liquor and tobacco are still the best buys.
Rita Gelman gave away her possessions and left Los Angeles to roam the world on a shoestring. Twenty-four years later, she’s still a free spirit.