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Daren Fonda

Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.

Latest Features

Buying & Leasing a Car
February 2018

Get a Deal on a New Car in 2018

Cars cost more, but automakers are offering generous incentives to lure you into the showroom.

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Stock Watch
February 2018

How to Cash In on Corporate Tax Cuts

Investors can expect higher earnings and more generous dividends.

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Drive Time
February 2018

Driving a Hard Bargain on a New 2018 Car

Our tips on negotiating strategies and getting a new ride that will hold its value well.

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Fund Watch
January 2018

The Case for Investing in Industrial Stocks

Tax cuts passed late last year are among the factors that will juice returns for industrials in 2018.

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Stock Watch
January 2018

Beware "Value Traps" When Looking for Cheap Stocks

Figuring out when—or even if a company's prospects will improve is tricky work.

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Dividends
January 2018

Don't Get Burned When a Stock Cuts Its Dividend

General Electric's 50% cut caused a lot of consternation about who might be next. We'll help you spot hazards.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

7 Bargain Stocks in Today's Pricey Market

Investors can rummage through the cheapie bin, looking for stocks with ultralow price-earnings ratios. But buying so-called deep value stocks isn’t for the faint of heart: Their shares tend to be inexpensive ...

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REITs
December 2017

5 Great REITs to Buy Now

In a field facing challenges, these five stand out.

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Fund Watch
November 2017

This Health Care ETF Wins With More Exposure to Smaller Firms

Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Health Care approach to success is right there in its name.

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Dividends
November 2017

Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Top Dividend Picks

Every kind of income investor will find something to like in our new list.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

Kiplinger Dividend 15 Our Favorite Dividend Stocks

Investors are clamoring for dividends these days, and corporate America is happy to oblige. Profits are rolling in at such a healthy clip that companies in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index are on track ...

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

Five Investments Yielding 5% or More

Investors looking for dividend income won’t find much of it by investing in the average large-company stock. Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index—the major large-cap benchmark—yields just 2%, down ...

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Markets
September 2017

What a Weaker Dollar Means to You

Travel abroad is more expensive, but your overseas investments may benefit.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

5 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio in a Stock Market Correction

When the stock market slides between 10% and 20%, it’s called a correction. You may not recall the last one because it ended in February 2016, shaving 14% off Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index. Corrections ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Great Stocks for the Next Bear Market

After a long stretch of calm, market turbulence has picked up. Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index tumbled twice in August on worries of escalating tensions with North Korea and political controversies ...

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Financial Planning
August 2017

We Pick the Best Online Brokers

Two firms land in a dead heat for first place in this year’s rankings. Find the best broker for you.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

Best Online Brokers, 2017

However you invest, it’s a great time to shop for an online broker. Firms have been trimming commissions, expanding their online tools, offering more transaction-free mutual funds and enhancing their ...

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