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Douglas Harbrecht
New Media Director, Kiplinger.com
Harbrecht joined Kiplinger in March 2006 from BusinessWeek.com, where he served as senior and executive editor. Prior to that, he worked in the Washington bureau of the magazine, now BloombergBusinessweek, covering policy, politics and economics. He holds a BA degree from Binghamton University and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri. He was 1998 President of the National Press Club and a 2010 Kiplinger fellow in social media study at Ohio State University.
How to Retire Happy
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How to Retire Happy

This exceptionally well-written primer, from the former retirement writer for the Washington Post, is in its fourth edition.
June 7, 2018
4 Tips for Creating Effective Content Marketing
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4 Tips for Creating Effective Content Marketing

There’s a big difference between this and native advertising. Here’s how to be successful. Rule No. 1: Leave the hard sell at the door.
June 12, 2017
7 Biggest Mistakes Investors Make
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7 Biggest Mistakes Investors Make

Is this the end of a seven-year bull market or the beginning of a prolonged bear market, or something in between?
November 9, 2016
Trump vs. Clinton: 10 Ways the Next President Will Impact Your Wallet
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Trump vs. Clinton: 10 Ways the Next President Will Impact Your Wallet

The policies that Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump say they'll bring to the White House could have a dramatic impact on your wallet…
September 19, 2016
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8 Urban Myths of Personal Finance
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8 Urban Myths of Personal Finance

They have the slight ring of truth, with just enough “truth” to make their unexpected twists or alarming implications seem real.
May 15, 2016
Why I Would Never Retire in a Tiny Home
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Why I Would Never Retire in a Tiny Home

It's not that I hate tiny homes. I get the whole movement. But wouldn't saving enough for a really comfortable retirement be a better option?
April 19, 2016
7 Worst Mistakes Investors Will Make in This Market
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7 Worst Mistakes Investors Will Make in This Market

Is this the end of a seven-year bull market or the beginning of a prolonged bear market, or something in between?
March 16, 2016
Obama Gets Personal With Finance
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Obama Gets Personal With Finance

At a first-ever White House summit of its kind, the President shares a few life lessons on saving, investing in yourself, and managing debt.
November 12, 2013
4 Tips for Personal Finance Success from President Obama
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4 Tips for Personal Finance Success from President Obama

On June 8, 2011, the White House invited 23 journalists from leading personal-finance sites for a first-of-its-kind summit.
January 21, 2013
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6 Keys to Understanding the 2012 Presidential Election Outcome
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6 Keys to Understanding the 2012 Presidential Election Outcome

How did this presidential picking methodology hold up? Not bad at all.
November 9, 2012
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Who Will Win in 2012?
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Who Will Win in 2012?

Unlocking six secrets of predicting the race for president from a close reading of campaign history.
October 10, 2012
5 Economic Issues That Will Drive the 2012 Presidential Election
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5 Economic Issues That Will Drive the 2012 Presidential Election

At a White House summit on personal finance last week, President Obama and his top economic advisors sketched battle lines for his upcoming duel with …
April 12, 2012
Obama Touts His Middle-Class Experience
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Obama Touts His Middle-Class Experience

The President tells Kiplinger that his working-class upbringing differs from the GOP candidates.
April 6, 2012
The Cool Guy Theory: Obama Wins?
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The Cool Guy Theory: Obama Wins?

Who will win this extraordinary presidential election? Why, the cool guy, of course. This predictor of  victory in November w…
September 18, 2008
Obama's 6% Solution
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Obama's 6% Solution

Ah, the fickleness of the Campaign '08 polls.
July 10, 2008
An Obama-Clinton Ticket? Continued...
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An Obama-Clinton Ticket? Continued...

A most peculiar paradox has to be gnawing at the top political minds in the Barack Obama camp: Their hands-down best choice f…
June 16, 2008
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Clinton Blew It -- Years Ago
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Clinton Blew It -- Years Ago

Can't say Hillary Clinton wasn't warned.
June 5, 2008