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Elizabeth Leary

Contributing Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
October 2017

5 Top Mutual Funds That Invest in Red-Hot Emerging Markets

If you think U.S. stocks have had a heady run this year, take a look at emerging markets. The average diversified emerging-markets fund has returned 29% year-to-date, while funds that invest only in Chinese ...

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Stocks & Bonds
October 2017

Best Investing Moves at Every Age

Whether you’re starting out, have already retired or are somewhere in between, we show you how to make your money grow and last.

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Family Finances
October 2017

Best Investing Moves When You're Starting Out

It's tough to get started saving when you have debt hanging over you. But once you get access to a retirement plan, make sure to fund it.

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Family Finances
October 2017

Best Investing Moves for Young Families

Don't let family demands on your income stint your retirement savings.

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Family Finances
October 2017

Best Investing Moves for Pre-Retirees

You've accumulated money. Now, time to shuffle it around and get everything in order.

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Making Your Money Last
October 2017

Best Investing Moves for Retirees

This what you've planned for. Now, to keep the income flowing.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

5 Stocks You Should Sell Now

This bull market never stops charging. Now in its ninth year, the current winning streak has delivered a 342% cumulative gain in Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index since its 2009 low. In 2017 alone, the ...

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Stock Watch
December 2016

6 Value Stock Picks in a Pricey Market

Finding bargains isn't easy these days, but these three value-fund managers dug hard.

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Loans
December 2016

Lend Online and Earn Up to 11%

Peer-to-peer lending can deliver generous returns, but you’ll be taking on a lot of risk.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2016

8 Risky Stocks That Are Worth the Risk

Want big returns? Take on big risks. So goes the inescapable calculus of investing. With so many investors focused on safety and income these days, we decided to take a contrarian approach by looking for ...

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Index Funds
July 2016

Should You Be an Index Investor?

Although index funds offer quite a few benefits, rock-bottom expenses are most significant.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Trump or Clinton Presidency

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — one or the other will be president next year. How might that affect your stock portfolio? We've assembled two lists: One of seven firms that stand to benefit if Trump ...

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2016

How to Build Your Own Bond Portfolio

When creating a portfolio, look at credit ratings, yield, cost-comparisons and more.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Hillary Clinton Presidency

We’ve compiled a list of firms that stand to benefit if Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is elected in November. Because Clinton has been in politics longer and has released a greater ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Donald Trump Presidency

As the Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump, investors may want to position their portfolios for the November election by considering stocks likely to benefit from a win by either candidate. ...

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Stock Watch
June 2016

What’s the Right Price to Pay for Amazon's Stock?

The e-commerce giant’s shares continue to defy gravity even though consistent profit growth has long eluded the company.

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Saving for Retirement
June 2016

8 Things You Must Know About the New Broker Rule

Uncle Sam is raising the bar for advice that brokers give to retirement savers.

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