Fred W. Frailey

Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Every Day a Saturday
Making Your Money Last

Every Day a Saturday

The retirement phase of my life won't be as challenging as the one I'm leaving, but it ought to be fun.
January 7, 2009
Fear of Investing
Markets

Fear of Investing

My father's generation viewed investing as speculation. I'm afraid that same state of mind is back.
December 9, 2008
15 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About the Panic of 2008
Markets

15 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About the Panic of 2008

A crash course in why it happened, how it's strangling the nation's finances, how it might work itself out and what you can do while you wait.
November 6, 2008
Where Are The Wise Money Managers?
investing

Where Are The Wise Money Managers?

The hallowed names of value investing haven't done well lately. So we introduce three new kids on the block.
November 3, 2008
The Fannie Mae Trap
Markets

The Fannie Mae Trap

Two smart and savvy investment icons fell hard for Fannie and Freddie. What were they thinking?
October 31, 2008
Mr. Market Is Stupid
Markets

Mr. Market Is Stupid

Shares of these three solid companies shouldn't be this cheap.
October 17, 2008
How I Keep My Sanity While My Savings Vanish
Markets

How I Keep My Sanity While My Savings Vanish

In this first of a series on coping with a plunging stock market, the editor of <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> reveals how he is turn…
October 10, 2008
6 Things To Do While The World Ends
Markets

6 Things To Do While The World Ends

Rather than panic, follow these tips to pass the time wisely while Congress gets its act together and approves a buyout package.
October 1, 2008
15 Things You Need to Know About the Panic of 2008
Markets

15 Things You Need to Know About the Panic of 2008

A crash course in why it happened, how it's strangling the nation's finances and how it might work itself out.
September 24, 2008
My View of the Future
Markets

My View of the Future

The end of the era of cheap energy will change our housing, transportation and vacation lifestyles.
August 31, 2008
The Bear Is Still Alive
Markets

The Bear Is Still Alive

Two spectacular days on Wall Street have investor hopes soaring, but the slump isn't over yet.
July 18, 2008
The Fannie & Freddie Saga Is Far From Over
investing

The Fannie & Freddie Saga Is Far From Over

The mortgage giants are still caught in a negative spiral, even with backup from the Fed.
July 15, 2008
Fannie and Freddie: A Run on the Bank?
Markets

Fannie and Freddie: A Run on the Bank?

The odds of government intervention suddenly spike. That's more bad news for markets and the economy.
July 11, 2008
An Editor's Life
business

An Editor's Life

What, exactly, does the editor of "Kiplinger's Personal Finance" do?
June 26, 2008
The Stagflation Menace
Economic Forecasts

The Stagflation Menace

The threat of a stagnant economy teamed with inflation can torment your investments. Here's how to protect your money.
April 30, 2008
Compelling New Voices
Investor Psychology

Compelling New Voices

Two new columnists bring their value-investing insights to Kiplinger's.
April 25, 2008
My Take on Greed
Markets

My Take on Greed

Greed may throw the entire country into an economic recession. But greed has its upside too.
March 31, 2008
Advice for Rough Times
Markets

Advice for Rough Times

Now's the time to take a careful look at your own investments and personal finances. Here's a checklist to help you take stock.
February 29, 2008
Hands Off This Simple Strategy
Markets

Hands Off This Simple Strategy

Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula works -- if you stick with the program.
February 7, 2008
The Power of an Idea
Markets

The Power of an Idea

I'd never heard of Noven, but it has the earmarks of a superior investment.
January 21, 2008
Can This Railroad Run Any Faster?
Markets

Can This Railroad Run Any Faster?

A British hedge fund tries to shake up an eastern rail giant.
December 31, 2007
Stoking the Fires at CSX
Markets

Stoking the Fires at CSX

One of the railroad's largest shareholders wants big changes at the company, and a proxy fight could be around the corner.
November 2, 2007
Your World and Your Money
Smart Buying

Your World and Your Money

Editor Fred Frailey explains the motivation behind the Green Issue -- and, no, it's not politics.
October 2, 2007
Making Sense of This Market
Markets

Making Sense of This Market

The Fed's surprise rate cut may help calm the markets. But in the meantime, sell risky plays and move into high-quality companies.
August 17, 2007
Guess the Mystery Stock
Markets

Guess the Mystery Stock

Bill Miller describes a stock but won't reveal the company's name. I've been trying to figure it out, but I'm stumped.
June 30, 2007
6,133,200 Reasons I'm Scared
insurance

6,133,200 Reasons I'm Scared

I inhaled a lot of smoke before quitting cigarettes 14 years ago. My risk for lung cancer has dropped, but breakthrough work on CT scans could detect …
May 31, 2007
Mr. Kirchner Starts a Fund
investing

Mr. Kirchner Starts a Fund

Morningstar calls this a small-company value fund but it doesn't really fit inside any style box.
April 30, 2007