Melissa S. Bristow

Melissa S. Bristow

Managing Editor, the Kiplinger letters
As Managing Editor of the Kiplinger letters, Bristow oversees the staff of editors and reporters who produce the weekly Kiplinger Letter as well as the biweekly Kiplinger Tax and Kiplinger Agriculture letters. She's a hands-on journalist, who does much of the writing and editing of The Kiplinger Letter, as well as editing the "Practical Economics" column and Economic Outlooks on Kiplinger.com. Bristow started her career at Kiplinger nearly 30 years ago as assistant editor of the Agriculture Letter. She is a graduate of Smith College.
Why the Smart Money Is on Janet Yellen as the Next Fed Chairman
Politics

Why the Smart Money Is on Janet Yellen as the Next Fed Chairman

The key difference between Yellen and Larry Summers isn’t gender or ideology but club membership.
August 15, 2013
Looking Back at 2011: Our Forecasting Hits and Misses
Economic Forecasts

Looking Back at 2011: Our Forecasting Hits and Misses

We know you count on Kiplinger for guidance. So we're our own harshest critic.
January 4, 2012
Make Way for Generation Y
Business Costs & Regulation

Make Way for Generation Y

How the 77-million-strong Millennials will reshape workplaces and marketplaces in the decades to come.
January 3, 2011
Looking Back at 2010: How Did We Do?
Economic Forecasts

Looking Back at 2010: How Did We Do?

We know you count on our advice. So we're our own harshest critic.
December 28, 2010
2010 Likely to See Major Debate On Education
Politics

2010 Likely to See Major Debate On Education

Obama has the backing of businesses as he seeks to make big changes.
January 4, 2010
Employers Face a Disturbing Education Gap
Politics

Employers Face a Disturbing Education Gap

Hiring skilled workers promises to be even harder in coming years if current trends in school test scores continue.
January 4, 2010
Even Now, Firms Struggle To Find Skilled Staff
Employee Benefits

Even Now, Firms Struggle To Find Skilled Staff

There may be plenty of workers in the market, but too few have the education and skills needed to do the job.
December 21, 2009
Firms Share Lessons of the Recession
Business Costs & Regulation

Firms Share Lessons of the Recession

In the brutal economic slump, few companies have been left untouched. Businesses told us they’ll do things differently in the future.
October 27, 2009
Do Clinton and Obama Owe Each Other?
Politics

Do Clinton and Obama Owe Each Other?

Watching the 2006 movie of Alan Bennets play, The History Boys, the other evening, I was struck by the exchange between one of the boys and his female…
February 1, 2008