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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

SLIDE SHOW
November 2019

9 Ways You Can Own Famous Landmarks

If you're lucky enough to see the Kentucky Derby – standing-room tickets for May's 146th running recently sold for $89 online – you can wager a few bucks and perhaps take away a small profit for your ...

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2019

12 Dividend Stocks to Build a Monthly Income Calendar

Most U.S. companies that pay dividends do it quarterly, or once every 90 days or so (foreign firms usually pay but once or twice a year). If your income stocks are on the same schedule, your payments will ...

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Income Investing
November 2019

Stand By Your Bonds

I’d be scared if I thought that interest rates would shoot up across the board and that the creditworthiness of borrowers is wilting. But I just don’t see it.

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Income Investing
November 2019

Go Ahead, Reach for Yield

The best bets are in arcane areas such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, nonbank business lending and structured credit.

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Income Investing
October 2019

The Never-Ending Hunt for Yield

The prospects are good for corporate bonds, real estate investment trusts and utilities.

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Income Investing
August 2019

Municipals Rock On

If there’s something negative to be said about muni bonds, I’ve heard it. And I’m still not buying this fear and loathing.

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Income Investing
July 2019

My All-Time Favorite Bond Funds

Few stock-fund managers match the S&P 500, but most fixed-income managers beat their index.

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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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