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John Waggoner

Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

John Waggoner has put personal finance and investing into plain English for more than three decades. He was a senior columnist for InvestmentNews and, prior to that, USA TODAY's personal finance columnist for 25 years. He has written for Morningstar, The Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine. Waggoner has also written three books on finance and investing. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in English literature and is working on his Certified Financial Planner designation. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
November 2018

The Kiplinger Dividend 15: Our Favorite Dividend-Paying Stocks

The Kiplinger Dividend 15, the list of our favorite dividend-paying stocks, doled out plenty of payout love in its first year, with an average yield of 3.7%. To make it into our lineup, dividend stocks ...

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2018

Ways to Earn More on Your Savings

For nearly a decade, savers have kept pictures of Federal Reserve Board members on their dartboards: The Fed brought interest rates to record lows after the financial crisis of 2008, but it has been raising ...

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Investor Psychology
November 2018

5 Best Moves for Your Portfolio

Follow these steps to help maximize your portfolio's earning power.

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Fund Watch
October 2018

Low-Volatility ETFs Are Doing Their Job

These funds made a stomach-churning week easier to swallow

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Making Your Money Last
August 2018

How to Implement the Bucket System

This precautionary measure will help prevent you from making a catastrophic money move during a severe bear market.

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Making Your Money Last
August 2018

Make Your Money Last Through Retirement

Create a stream of income that will see you through retirement.

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