Nellie S. Huang

Nellie S. Huang

Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie S. Huang joined Kiplinger in August 2011 as a senior associate editor for the investing team. She writes and edits stories covering stocks and bonds, exchange-traded funds and mutual funds. She shepherds the magazine’s Kiplinger 25, a list of Kiplinger’s favorite actively managed mutual funds, and she launched the Kiplinger ETF 20, a list of our favorite exchange-traded funds. Her stories help readers invest wisely for long-term goals, such as retirement and college savings. She has also written about digital advisers and online brokers, as well as how to read an annual report and a mutual fund prospectus. In every article, she strives to make complex investing topics accessible to everyone by writing in plain language and simple terms. 

Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: Nellie was a senior editor at Money, where she worked with young reporters writing about personal finance stories. She also worked for a decade at SmartMoney, covering a variety of topics, from banking and credit cards to real estate and retirement. Later, she wrote exclusively about investing, covering mutual funds and stocks. During her tenure there, she won a Personal Finance Journalism award from the Investment Company Institute for a story she wrote on mutual funds and was a contributor to a story on saving for college tuition that won a National Magazine Award in the Personal Service category. She also co-authored two books, The SmartMoney Stock Picker’s Bible and The SmartMoney Guide to Long-term Investing. 

Prior to joining Kiplinger, Nellie spent more than a decade in Hong Kong. She worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. 

Nellie graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and started her journalism career at Manhattan,inc. magazine (later M magazine) as an assistant to Clay Felker, the late legendary American magazine editor. She lives in Bethesda, Md., with her husband and three children.

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