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Mark Solheim

Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Mark became editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance 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.

Latest Features

From the Editor
August 2019

Go Ahead, Have a Latte

You can still enjoy life a little by following the old chestnut to pay yourself first.

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From the Editor
July 2019

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.

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From the Editor
June 2019

Remembering One of the Great Debt Fighters

Alice Rivlin was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s accumulating red ink.

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From the Editor
May 2019

Car Buying Is Stressful

The real struggle for a deal is often waged in the finance and insurance office.

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From the Editor
March 2019

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 in foreign stocks.

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From the Editor
January 2019

The Government Shutdown’s Real-World Cost

For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, this is a true test of financial preparedness.

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From the Editor
January 2019

Gen Xers Face a Unique Set of Financial Challenges

Their net worth was damaged more than that of other generations during the Great Recession.

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From the Editor
October 2018

What Sears Meant to Us

Besides creating iconic brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore, Sears was a financial innovator.

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From the Editor
October 2018

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've been espousing for decades.

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From the Editor
August 2018

Retirees: Help Is Here

Aging forces you to make increasingly complex financial decisions.

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From the Editor
August 2018

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.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf
July 2018

From the Editor
July 2018

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.

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From the Editor
June 2018

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.

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From the Editor
May 2018

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.

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From the Editor
April 2018

My Search for a Financial Adviser

Despite being a money expert himself, Kiplinger editor Mark Solheim found the advice industry to be a labyrinth of credentials and opaque fee structures when he went looking for financial guidance from the pros.

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From the Editor
March 2018

My Investing Misstep

My Schwab account ballooned to $100,000. That's when the greed and day-trader mentality took over.

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