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Steven Goldberg
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger.com
Steve has been writing for Kiplinger's for more than 25 years. As an associate editor and then senior associate editor, he covered mutual funds for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine from 1994-2006. He also authored a book, But Which Mutual Funds? In 2006 he joined with Jerry Tweddell, one of his best sources on investing, to form Tweddell Goldberg Investment Management to manage money for individual investors. Steve continues to write a regular column for Kiplinger.com and enjoys hearing investing questions from readers. You can contact Steve at 301.650.6567 or sgoldberg@kiplinger.com.
Vanguard Dividend Growth Reopens. Enter at Will.
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Vanguard Dividend Growth Reopens. Enter at Will.

Why you should consider investing in this terrific fund now.
March 14, 2020
The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020
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The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020

What a difference a year makes.
January 22, 2020
The 10 Best Vanguard Funds for 2020
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The 10 Best Vanguard Funds for 2020

How good are Vanguard funds? Good enough that it’s easy to find 10 great investments for 2020 out of this single fund firm.
December 20, 2019
The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2020

Negative yields and an inverted yield curve have flashed danger signals for bonds. The best bond funds for 2020 will avoid trouble while earning decen…
December 10, 2019
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Morningstar Fund Ratings Adopt a Stricter Curve
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Morningstar Fund Ratings Adopt a Stricter Curve

Morningstar is in the middle of revamping its fund analysts' methodology. Can they beat the indices?
December 6, 2019
Market Timing: The Importance of Doing Nothing
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Market Timing: The Importance of Doing Nothing

Investors, as a whole, actually earn less than the funds that they invest in. Here’s how to avoid that fate.
November 11, 2019
Commission-Free Trades: A Bad Deal for Investors
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Commission-Free Trades: A Bad Deal for Investors

Four of the biggest online brokers just cut their commissions to $0 per transaction. Be careful, or you could be a big loser.
October 11, 2019
6 Best Health Care Funds for a Volatile Market
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6 Best Health Care Funds for a Volatile Market

Let’s face it: The stock market is infuriating.
September 5, 2019
The Four Best Investment Newsletters for Funds
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The Four Best Investment Newsletters for Funds

All of my favorites have delivered superior risk-adjusted returns over the long haul.
August 21, 2019
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Are Tech Stocks Nearing Another Bubble Burst?
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Are Tech Stocks Nearing Another Bubble Burst?

Don’t buy the chorus of "This time is different."
July 16, 2019
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5 Top-of-the-Line T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds
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5 Top-of-the-Line T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds

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June 19, 2019
5 Best American Funds for Retirees
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5 Best American Funds for Retirees

Until a few years ago, the American Funds family of mutual funds was available to individual investors only through intermediaries such as brokers and…
May 29, 2019
Health Care Stocks: Buy Them While They're Down
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Health Care Stocks: Buy Them While They're Down

Why this sector should outperform for years to come
April 30, 2019
The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees
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The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees

April 18, 2019
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Buy Marijuana Stocks Now? You'd Have to Be Stoned.

Don't let your investment dollars go to pot
March 18, 2019
4 Valuable Lessons From the 10-Year Bull Market
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4 Valuable Lessons From the 10-Year Bull Market

Anything can happen next, so you must be mentally prepared.
March 8, 2019
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The 5 Best Mutual Funds for a Rocky Market
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The 5 Best Mutual Funds for a Rocky Market

The stock market has given investors a bad case of whiplash over the past few months.
February 21, 2019
The 6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2019 and Beyond
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The 6 Best Vanguard Index Funds for 2019 and Beyond

Investing icon Warren Buffett advises investors to stash 90% of their money in a Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fund and keep the rest in short-ter…
January 18, 2019
John Bogle: The Defiant Patron Saint of Index Investing
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John Bogle: The Defiant Patron Saint of Index Investing

Vanguard founder John C. Bogle died Jan. 16 at age 89. But "Saint Jack," who built the index fund from virtually nothing into a $5 trillion empire and…
January 17, 2019
The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement
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The Only Two Vanguard Index Funds You Need for Retirement

Investing doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Build a dirt-cheap portfolio that can last a lifetime with just one stock ETF and one bond ETF.
January 17, 2019
The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market
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The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market

January 10, 2019
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Value Added: 7 Top Stocks for 2019
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Value Added: 7 Top Stocks for 2019

Making money in the stock market this year is going to take all the skill and luck you can muster.
January 9, 2019
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019
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The 7 Best Bond Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

Bond funds are for your “safe” money.
January 2, 2019
The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019
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The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers in 2019

The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense
December 13, 2018
Is This the New Bear Market?
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Is This the New Bear Market?

The warning signs are all there, and so are the headwinds
December 10, 2018
Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market
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Midterm Elections Loom Over the Stock Market

Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns
October 24, 2018
The Bear Market Drought Spoiled Us
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The Bear Market Drought Spoiled Us

The past 10 years make it look too easy to make money in stocks. Here’s how to prepare for worse times.
October 10, 2018