John Miley

John Miley

Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter

John Miley is a Senior Associate Editor at The Kiplinger Letter. He mainly covers technology, telecom and education, but will jump on other important business topics as needed. In his role, he provides timely forecasts about emerging technologies, business trends and government regulations. He also edits stories for the weekly publication and has written and edited e-mail newsletters.

He joined Kiplinger in August 2010 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, where he wrote stories, fact-checked articles and researched investing data. After two years at the magazine, he moved to the Letter, where he has been for the last decade. He holds a BA from Bates College and a master’s degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University, where he specialized in business reporting. An avid runner and a former decathlete, he has written about fitness and competed in triathlons.

Goodbye 3G Service
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Technology

Goodbye 3G Service

Providers are hanging up on 3G. While 5G promises better and faster service, you need new devices to take advantage of it.
October 28, 2021
When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter
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Coronavirus and Your Money

When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter

School closings already have delivered a costly hit to lifetime earnings for today's kids as a slow ramp-up of in-person learning in the nation's K-12…
February 25, 2021
7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever
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7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever

Colleges and universities face steep budget cuts, enrollment challenges and new types of competition as a result of COVID-19. We cover the changes you…
June 19, 2020
12 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Tech Industry
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Technology

12 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Tech Industry

April 20, 2020
Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen
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Technology

Another COVID-19 Victim: The Touch Screen

Consumers will look askance at anything they’re asked to touch, leading to a surge in app usage and other alternatives to contacting public screens.
April 16, 2020
The U.S. Economy Since 9/11
Economic Forecasts

The U.S. Economy Since 9/11

Much has transpired on the economic front since terrorists attacked the U.S.
February 3, 2020
10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever
Technology

10 Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn.
September 13, 2018
10 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030
Technology

10 Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030

Social Security is a critical source of retirement income.
June 13, 2018
5 Questions About Net Neutrality
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Business Costs & Regulation

5 Questions About Net Neutrality

New rules could change the way you use the internet, and you may pay more.
January 9, 2018
Steve Jobs
Technology

Steve Jobs

This deep dive into the life and mind of Steve Jobs is enthralling, a great read all the way to the last page.
August 25, 2017
Office Technology of the Future
Technology

Office Technology of the Future

Throughout its 90-year history, The Kiplinger Letter has forecast scores of technical innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work.
March 20, 2017
20 Amazing Ways Your Daily Life Will Be Different in 2030
Technology

20 Amazing Ways Your Daily Life Will Be Different in 2030

For more than 90 years, The Kiplinger Letter has been alerting its readers to important emerging technologies and how they will impact businesses, con…
February 26, 2017
The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses
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Technology

The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses

We've become massively dependent on global positioning. An outage would cost us billions of dollars. And there's no backup — yet.
October 3, 2016
9 Surprising Places Robots Will Soon Turn Up
Technology

9 Surprising Places Robots Will Soon Turn Up

Robots working in factories, on the battle field, in hostage situations and in many other places are commonplace today.
March 17, 2016
Scary Forecast: Computers to Threaten Humanity Within This Century
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Technology

Scary Forecast: Computers to Threaten Humanity Within This Century

Advances in artificial intelligence raise goose bumps among experts.
August 24, 2015
How to Get a Good Deal on a Used Robot
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Technology

How to Get a Good Deal on a Used Robot

Lots of deals are available on pre-owned industrial and household robots.
August 5, 2015
How Drones Will Transform These 6 Industries
Technology

How Drones Will Transform These 6 Industries

Once the government sets rules for commercial drone use in the U.S.—and it will, likely in the next year or two—business applications of drones will t…
August 18, 2014
9 Amazing New Technologies That Will Change Your World
Technology

9 Amazing New Technologies That Will Change Your World

For 91 years, subscribers have relied on The Kiplinger Letter for insights into emerging technologies that will change the way Americans live and do b…
August 15, 2014
Uncle Sam’s Big Push into the Digital Era
Business Costs & Regulation

Uncle Sam’s Big Push into the Digital Era

Look for many changes—from faster wireless service to more football on TV.
March 31, 2014
Free Classes to Boost Your Career
business

Free Classes to Boost Your Career

Instead of taking on more student debt, continue your education with massive open online courses (or MOOCs).
March 28, 2014
5 Ways to Borrow and Read More Free E-Books
Technology

5 Ways to Borrow and Read More Free E-Books

Lending and borrowing digital reads can be tricky, but the money you save makes parsing the online landscape worthwhile.
September 24, 2013
11 Amazing Things Your Clothes Will Do
Technology

11 Amazing Things Your Clothes Will Do

Soon your bedroom closet may hold much more than shirts, dresses, and socks.
August 9, 2013
6 Rags-to-Riches Millionaires
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6 Rags-to-Riches Millionaires

From Oprah Winfrey to Steve Jobs to J.K.
July 18, 2013
Amazing Drone Technologies
Technology

Amazing Drone Technologies

May 20, 2013
Bypass Phone Menu Hell
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Bypass Phone Menu Hell

Here's how to reach a real person if your credit card is stolen or you need help with a financial emergency.
September 4, 2012
Congress Fiddles as Cyberattacks Intensify
Politics

Congress Fiddles as Cyberattacks Intensify

Firms are opposed to costly new laws. But they might have the most to lose.
August 9, 2012
Fix Your Passwords
Technology

Fix Your Passwords

Use these tactics to keep the bad guys out of your online accounts.
August 3, 2012