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Jeffrey R. Kosnett

Senior Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kosnett is the editor of Kiplinger's Investing for Income and writes the "Cash in Hand" column for Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He is an income-investing expert who covers bonds, real estate investment trusts, oil and gas income deals, dividend stocks and anything else that pays interest and dividends. He joined Kiplinger in 1981 after six years in newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. He is a 1976 journalism graduate from the Medill School at Northwestern University and completed an executive program at the Carnegie-Mellon University business school in 1978.

Latest Features

Income Investing
August 2018

The Case for Doing Absolutely Nothing in Today's Market

In 2018’s topsy-turvy market there’s still one constant to stand by: dividend growth.

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Income Investing
July 2018

Variable-Rate Investments Can Buoy Your Portfolio

Bank-loan funds and ETFs aren't the only interest-paying securities whose distributions vary with interest rates.

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Income Investing
June 2018

Mid-Year Outlook for Bonds

You can expect mild losses in the bond market, but fixed income still has its place in your portfolio.

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Income Investing
May 2018

Steady Income from Volatile Sources

Sudden sell-offs can be scary, but the income side of income investing delivers reliably.

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Income Investing
April 2018

Build a Bond Ladder for More Income

Our four portfolios will help you harness higher interest rates.

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Income Investing
March 2018

The Silver Lining of Rising Interest Rates

Investors may be jittery about the Fed's plans to bump up rates this year, but you may be able to benefit.

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Income Investing
January 2018

Municipal Bonds Will Survive Tax Reform

A change in the deductibility of state and local income and property taxes will have an effect on munis, but these well-loved investments are made of tough stuff.

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Income Investing
December 2017

Prepare for a Mild Pullback in Bonds

There's more to this picture than the direction of interest rates.

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Income Investing
August 2017

Why Fears About Muni Bonds are Unfounded

Investors should focus on the $3.8 trillion of solvent debt instead of on trifling sums that are in default.

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Income Investing
April 2017

Better Rates for Savers, Finally

Ultra-short-term bond funds yield more than cash, and their prices are unlikely to fall much as interest rates increase.

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Income Investing
February 2017

Don't Dump Your Dividend Stocks

Yes, interest rates are headed north, but the bad news for yield-oriented stocks is already behind them.

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Income Investing
December 2016

You'll Still Make Money in Bonds

Total returns won't reach 2016's levels, but rates will remain low, which means bond prices will hold their value.

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QUIZ
December 2016

How Well Do You Know Dividends?

At Kiplinger, we love investments that pay dividends, and we know many of you do, too. Dividends aren't just regular money in your pocket, but a revealing indicator of a company's success.

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Income Investing
October 2016

How Investors Can Profit From Toll Roads

You might not complain so much about ever-rising highway tolls if you get a cut of the action.

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Income Investing
September 2016

Another October Surprise Isn't in the Cards for Investors This Year

My main argument for continued tranquillity in the markets: Interest rates are likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2016

Why You Should Buy Bonds on Your Own

Investing in individual debt securities has advantages over funds. We show you how to do it.

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Stocks & Bonds
August 2016

6 Potential Downsides to Buying Individual Bonds

Bypassing funds and going directly into the market has benefits, but isn't without risk.

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