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Daren Fonda
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.
4 Best Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors
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4 Best Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors

Dividends have accounted for some 40% of overall U.S. market returns, so don't miss out.
August 21, 2019
Investing Lessons From Vanguard's Bogleheads
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Investing Lessons From Vanguard's Bogleheads

Their zealous devotion to the principles espoused by John Bogle means a nearly exclusive reliance on index funds and close ties with Vanguard.
January 17, 2019
7 Bargain Stocks in Today's Pricey Market
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7 Bargain Stocks in Today's Pricey Market

Investors can rummage through the cheapie bin, looking for stocks with ultralow price-earnings ratios.
August 14, 2018
Dividend 15 Stocks: A Mixed Bag
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Dividend 15 Stocks: A Mixed Bag

Our picks trailed the S&P 500 index as the market's love went to companies with the fastest earnings growth.
March 8, 2018
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7 Growth Stocks with Great Promise
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7 Growth Stocks with Great Promise

Shares of large companies have been leading the charge in the stock market over the past year.
March 8, 2018
PPG Stock: A Great Dividend Investment for Retirees
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PPG Stock: A Great Dividend Investment for Retirees

The maker of paints and coatings has reliably paid out dividends to investors for more than a century.
March 2, 2018
5 High-Yielding Stocks to Avoid
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5 High-Yielding Stocks to Avoid

Don’t be tempted by the fat payouts—they may be in jeopardy. Ditto for the share prices.
March 2, 2018
Best Online Brokers, 2017
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Best Online Brokers, 2017

However you invest, it’s a great time to shop for an online broker.
February 20, 2018
Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car
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Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car

Our tips on negotiating strategies and getting a new ride that will hold its value well.
February 1, 2018
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The Case for Investing in Industrial Stocks
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The Case for Investing in Industrial Stocks

Tax cuts passed late last year are among the factors that will juice returns for industrials in 2018.
February 1, 2018
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How to Cash In on Corporate Tax Cuts
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How to Cash In on Corporate Tax Cuts

Investors can expect higher earnings and more generous dividends.
February 1, 2018
Get a Deal on a New Car in 2018
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Get a Deal on a New Car in 2018

Cars cost more, but automakers are offering generous incentives to lure you into the showroom.
February 1, 2018
27 Best Stocks to Own in 2017
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27 Best Stocks to Own in 2017

Amid a dense fog of uncertainty, an aging bull will have to find its footing in 2017.
January 17, 2018
Beware "Value Traps" When Looking for Cheap Stocks
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Beware "Value Traps" When Looking for Cheap Stocks

Figuring out when—or even if a company's prospects will improve is tricky work.
January 9, 2018
Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend
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Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend

General Electric's 50% cut caused a lot of consternation about who might be next. We'll help you spot hazards.
January 8, 2018
5 Great REITs to Buy Now
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5 Great REITs to Buy Now

In a field facing challenges, these five stand out.
December 6, 2017
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10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years
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10 Great Stocks for the Next 10 Years

Warren Buffett aims to hold stocks “forever.” We’re a bit less patient.
December 5, 2017
Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Top Dividend Picks
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Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Top Dividend Picks

Every kind of income investor will find something to like in our new list.
November 2, 2017
This Health Care ETF Wins With More Exposure to Smaller Firms
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This Health Care ETF Wins With More Exposure to Smaller Firms

Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care approach to success is right there in its name.
November 2, 2017
5 Investments Yielding 5% or More
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5 Investments Yielding 5% or More

Investors looking for dividend income won’t find much of it by investing in the average large-company stock.
October 11, 2017
A Real Estate Mutual Fund that Succeeds With Limited REIT Holdings
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A Real Estate Mutual Fund that Succeeds With Limited REIT Holdings

Baron Real Estate has cashed in by owning everything from builders to cruise lines.
September 22, 2017
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What a Weaker Dollar Means to You
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What a Weaker Dollar Means to You

Travel abroad is more expensive, but your overseas investments may benefit.
September 22, 2017
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5 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio in a Stock Market Correction
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5 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio in a Stock Market Correction

When the stock market slides between 10% and 20%, it’s called a correction.
September 8, 2017
5 Great Stocks for the Next Bear Market
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5 Great Stocks for the Next Bear Market

After a long stretch of calm, market turbulence has picked up.
August 29, 2017
We Pick the Best Online Brokers
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We Pick the Best Online Brokers

Two firms land in a dead heat for first place in this year’s rankings. Find the best broker for you.
August 25, 2017
7 Reliable Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
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7 Reliable Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Plenty of stocks yield more than the market average of 2% for large companies.
August 10, 2017
5 Super Low-Cost ETFs
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5 Super Low-Cost ETFs

Our choices aim to beat traditional benchmarks.
August 1, 2017