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Amy Bickers
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
How to Buy a Foreclosure
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How to Buy a Foreclosure

The price may be right, but be prepared for the hassles.
January 6, 2012
Beat High Prices
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Beat High Prices

Worried about inflation? Three families tell how they save thousands on food, gas and more.
October 27, 2008
Pay for the Kids, Save for the Future
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Pay for the Kids, Save for the Future

It's a juggling act that takes discipline and resourcefulness. See how two families keep the balls up in the air.
September 17, 2008
Stocks to Buy Before the Recovery
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Stocks to Buy Before the Recovery

The market usually takes off before the economy picks up. So buy sooner rather than later.
July 3, 2008
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Remember the Little Guys
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Remember the Little Guys

Small-company stocks will bounce back more.
July 3, 2008
Zap Cell Phone and Land Line Fees
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Zap Cell Phone and Land Line Fees

Of all the fees that cell-phone companies can sting you with, high "overage" charges often smart the most.
June 10, 2008
Oracle's Hazy Future
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Oracle's Hazy Future

The software maker's performance -- and that of its stock -- depends on how well the company integrates its many products and recent acquisitions.
June 8, 2008
A Numbers Guy Defies Emotion
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A Numbers Guy Defies Emotion

Hennessy Focus buys cheap, growing companies, then dumps most of them in a year.
June 6, 2008
Surviving the Broker Blues
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Surviving the Broker Blues

If your securities firm goes under, odds are good that your money is safe.
May 31, 2008
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No. 4: Boise, Idaho
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No. 4: Boise, Idaho

How do folks get any work done around here? The skiing, snowboarding, fishing, biking and kayaking in and around Boise are an almost irresistible temp…
May 28, 2008
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Parnassus: Doing Well by Doing Good
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Parnassus: Doing Well by Doing Good

This fund, which avoids tobacco and similar companies, outpaces the market.
May 23, 2008
New Way to Ride Nuclear's Revival
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New Way to Ride Nuclear's Revival

A recently launched ETF provides access to an industry that's making a comeback.
May 8, 2008
Esterline: Flying Under the Radar
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Esterline: Flying Under the Radar

This little-known company that produces high-tech components for aircraft is poised to profit from the nation's aging fleet of planes.
May 2, 2008
Bob Rodriquez's Gloomy View
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Bob Rodriquez's Gloomy View

The ace fund manager expects a subdued economic recovery and mediocre returns from both stocks and bonds over the next few years.
April 14, 2008
Itron: The Microsoft of Metering
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Itron: The Microsoft of Metering

Expectations are high for this maker of gear for measuring energy usage, and demand for its products is greater than ever.
April 1, 2008
Put Costco on Your 'To Buy' List?
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Put Costco on Your 'To Buy' List?

The biggest wholesale club operator is well positioned to maintain its leading position -- just be prepared to pay a premium for its shares.
March 27, 2008
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Two Wasatch Funds Reopen
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Two Wasatch Funds Reopen

Small Cap Growth and Core Growth have struggled lately, but we think they should get their mojo back.
March 17, 2008
Get on Board with Expeditors
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Get on Board with Expeditors

The freight handler and logistics company had a weak quarter, but the stock is still a keeper.
March 6, 2008