Adam Shell

Contributing Writer
A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need
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Financial Planning

A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need

It’s possible to build wealth with only a few funds—or even just one.
October 4, 2021
Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”
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Investing for Income

Introducing Kiplinger’s New “ESG 20”

Doing good and making money are no contradiction with these 16 stocks and four funds that ride the trend of socially conscious investing.
October 1, 2021
October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks
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Markets

October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks

Market crashes from decades ago come back to haunt investors’ thoughts every time the leaves start turning.
September 1, 2021
6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks
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dividend stocks

6 Beautifully Boring Dividend Stocks

Instead of popular but volatile stocks, owning under-the-radar defensive gems will let you sleep at night.
August 27, 2021
Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card
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Becoming an Investor

Check Out Your Stock's ESG Report Card

A sustainability report offers insights into progress toward environmental, social and corporate governance goals.
August 27, 2021
Make a Shopping List for Stocks
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Becoming an Investor

Make a Shopping List for Stocks

Identifying candidates to buy before a market sell-off can help you execute a buy-the-dip plan.
July 29, 2021
Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation
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Becoming an Investor

Shield Your Portfolio From Inflation

Use our picks to hedge against rising prices that can eat into your investment returns.
July 27, 2021
Lessons from Top Investing Gurus
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Becoming an Investor

Lessons from Top Investing Gurus

Take a master class from some of Wall Street’s best.
June 28, 2021
A Comeback for Dividends
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Investing for Income

A Comeback for Dividends

The biggest hikes in the Kiplinger Dividend 15 were 10% increases from Home Depot and Procter & Gamble.
June 24, 2021
Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash
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Financial Planning

Yes, You Can Have Too Much Cash

A sizable hoard is comforting but could crimp long-term portfolio gains.
May 27, 2021
Vanguard's Jack Brennan: The Best Way to Build Wealth
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Financial Planning

Vanguard's Jack Brennan: The Best Way to Build Wealth

Employing tried-and-true investing principles is a better strategy to achieve long-term goals than taking a get-rich-quick approach.
May 26, 2021
Winning With SPACs Is a Long Shot
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Becoming an Investor

Winning With SPACs Is a Long Shot

With SPACs, you're betting on companies with short track records and uncertain futures – and relying on someone else to find them.
May 26, 2021
Meet the Stock Market's New Investors
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Becoming an Investor

Meet the Stock Market's New Investors

A new wave of mostly young and fearless individual investors is taking the stock market by storm.
April 29, 2021
Are Stocks in a Bubble?
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Markets

Are Stocks in a Bubble?

Investors seeing signs of YOLO trading worry that the market is overinflated—and that the bubble is about to pop.
March 23, 2021
Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies
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stocks to buy

Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.
February 28, 2021
Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market
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Stock Market Today

Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market

Be wary of high-priced initial public offerings (IPOs) in a stock market that’s stacked against you.
January 29, 2021
Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021
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Kiplinger’s Mutual Fund Rankings, 2021

In a volatile year, the best portfolios had plenty of opportunity to shine.
January 23, 2021
Invest in These Great Places to Work
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Stock Market Today

Invest in These Great Places to Work

These companies do well by their workers, which can translate into gains for investors.
December 16, 2020