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Mark Solheim
Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Mark became editor of magazine in July 2017. In addition to his duties overseeing the magazine, he continues to assign and edit articles for the magazine's Money and Living sections. Prior to becoming editor, he was the Money and Living sections editor and, before that, the automotive writer. He has also been editor of Kiplinger.com as well as the magazine's managing editor, assistant managing editor and chief copy editor. Mark has also served as president of the Washington Automotive Press Association.
Nursing in the Time of COVID-19
Financial Planning

Nursing in the Time of COVID-19

This health care professional warns that the pandemic will worsen the nursing shortage.
July 2, 2020
Why I’m Optimistic
investing

Why I’m Optimistic

If we look ahead and see straight—and focus on what’s good for all of us—we will emerge from the darkest hours even stronger.
June 5, 2020
Reaching for a Lifeline
credit & debt

Reaching for a Lifeline

The theme of this issue is what to do about your money in the time of the coronavirus and a distressed economy.
May 8, 2020
A Brush With Warren Buffett
investing

A Brush With Warren Buffett

COVID-19 has turned off the party at Berkshire Hathaway’s “Woodstock for Capitalists,” but as ever, he has wise words for troubled times.
April 2, 2020
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Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages
real estate

Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages

Interest rate reductions triggered by the coronavirus crisis can create money-saving opportunities for mortgage shoppers.
March 26, 2020
Home Sweet Asset
real estate

Home Sweet Asset

A home is a valuable and versatile financial tool that can help you increase your wealth.
March 6, 2020
Checking in on Social Security
retirement

Checking in on Social Security

Social Security would like you to conduct your business online, but be prepared to navigate some speed bumps.
January 30, 2020
Let Me Explain
taxes

Let Me Explain

Yes, the new tax law trimmed our tax bill, although I had hoped it would lower it even more.
December 27, 2019
100 Years of Advice
savings

100 Years of Advice

Happy birthday to us! We’ve got plenty of trustworthy, valuable advice for the future, too.
November 27, 2019
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Is It 1969 All Over Again?
savings

Is It 1969 All Over Again?

You don’t need nostaglia to prompt a good look at your own finances and prepare for the new year.
October 30, 2019
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Affordable Health Care
insurance

Affordable Health Care

We pay more for health care than any other nation, averaging nearly $10,800 per person per year.
October 3, 2019
The Broker Matrix
investing

The Broker Matrix

The best broker for you depends on what’s important to you.
August 30, 2019
Go Ahead, Have a Latte
spending

Go Ahead, Have a Latte

You can still enjoy life a little by following the old chestnut to pay yourself first.
August 2, 2019
My Beef With My Broker
investing

My Beef With My Broker

More than $32,000 disappeared from my brokerage account. The struggle of getting it back revealed the downsides of using online brokers and investing …
July 14, 2019
We’re Still Going Strong Here at Kiplinger
savings

We’re Still Going Strong Here at Kiplinger

We are committed to our mission—delivering accurate, accessible and actionable financial advice in a monthly magazine.
July 3, 2019
Remembering One of the Great Debt Fighters
taxes

Remembering One of the Great Debt Fighters

Alice Rivlin was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s accumulating red ink.
June 7, 2019
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Car Buying Is Stressful
cars

Car Buying Is Stressful

The real struggle for a deal is often waged in the finance and insurance office.
May 9, 2019
The Government Shutdown’s Real-World Cost
savings

The Government Shutdown’s Real-World Cost

For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, this is a true test of financial preparedness.
January 31, 2019
Gen Xers Face a Unique Set of Financial Challenges
savings

Gen Xers Face a Unique Set of Financial Challenges

Their net worth was damaged more than that of other generations during the Great Recession.
January 3, 2019
What Sears Meant to Us
spending

What Sears Meant to Us

Besides creating iconic brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore, Sears was a financial innovator.
October 31, 2018
Playing With FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
retirement

Playing With FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)

We explore the hot FIRE movement and its leader, Mr. Money Mustache, and discover that being mustachian fits well with the financial philosophies we'v…
October 4, 2018
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Retirees: Help Is Here
retirement

Retirees: Help Is Here

Aging forces you to make increasingly complex financial decisions.
August 30, 2018
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My Annual Report
Happy loving couple at home reading a magazine and sitting on the sofa relaxing
savings

My Annual Report

You’ve sent good ideas for articles and shared your own personal finance journeys. I love hearing what’s on your mind.
August 2, 2018
Hillbilly Elegy
The aerial view from a drone to the open-cast mine in Lehigh Valley, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA. The sunny summer day.
business

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D.
July 9, 2018
As Retirement Looms, So Does Questions of Moving
retirement

As Retirement Looms, So Does Questions of Moving

Each of the places in our cover story has attributes that are high on retirees’ wish lists.
July 6, 2018
Socially Responsible Investing? It's Complicated
investing

Socially Responsible Investing? It's Complicated

It takes a lot of time to do the research to make sure a company is compatible with your values.
June 7, 2018
Living Well on Less: The Middle Class Pinch
savings

Living Well on Less: The Middle Class Pinch

The families we profile are making progress toward their financial goals, but only because they are also making sacrifices.
May 9, 2018