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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
June 2019

2019 Midyear Outlook for Income Investing

Between now and year-end, you can expect all to be quiet on the income front.

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Income Investing
May 2019

My Preference for Preferred Stocks

Preferred stocks are having a great year. Here are six investments to buy into the category.

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Income Investing
April 2019

High-Yield Investments That Are Worth the Risk

Many of these debt or stock offerings have returned more than 10% so far in 2019.

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Income Investing
March 2019

Dial Down Risk in Your Bond Portfolio

Rising interest rates are no longer the primary concern for income investors, but other factors must still be considered threats against bonds.

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Income Investing
January 2019

Buy These Free-Range Bond Funds

There’s more to bond investing than picking funds that adhere closely to an index or cling to the apparent safety of Treasuries.

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Income Investing
January 2019

The Rising Risk in Corporate Bonds

The BBB-rated debt tier is increasingly populated by iconic but risky outfits you might not want to finance now.

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Income Investing
November 2018

Stand By Your Bonds in 2019

“Income Investing” columnist Jeffrey R. Kosnett predicts that a diversified portfolio of bonds will hold steady through the upcoming year.

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Income Investing
November 2018

5 Fabulous Income Investments

Nothing that has happened this year or that looms over 2019 should threaten these elites.

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Income Investing
October 2018

The Case for Keeping Some Cash

For the first time in years, cash accounts are competitive with yields on many classes of bonds and blue-chip stocks.

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QUIZ
September 2018

How Smart a Bond Investor Are You?

Bonds have two primary roles: income—whether taxable or tax-free—and portfolio diversification. Much of the time, when stocks or other investments struggle, bonds hold their value. But these are c...

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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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