Advice for the Middle Class

Adapting is the name of the game in today's economy.

As a monthly magazine, our job is to go beyond the headlines and interpret what the news means for you, our readers, and tell you how to cope. This month, we tackle two hot-button stories: the plight of the middle class and the new health care law.

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Janet Bodnar
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Janet Bodnar is editor-at-large of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, a position she assumed after retiring as editor of the magazine after eight years at the helm. She is a nationally recognized expert on the subjects of women and money, children's and family finances, and financial literacy. She is the author of two books, Money Smart Women and Raising Money Smart Kids. As editor-at-large, she writes two popular columns for Kiplinger, "Money Smart Women" and "Living in Retirement." Bodnar is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and is a member of its Board of Trustees. She received her master's degree from Columbia University, where she was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism.