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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.

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Fund Watch
February 2018

The Perils of Investing in Index Funds

Index funds have been the stars of the bull market. But investors may get a nasty surprise in the next bear market.

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

5 Sizzling Health Care Funds to Consider Now

Unless you have been sitting on the sidelines – or heaven forbid, invested in a bear-market fund – chances are your portfolio made good money in the past year. But even in a profitable year there are ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

5 Investment Strategies That Could Shine in 2018

The five FAANG stocks – Facebook (FB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) – soared to vertiginous heights last year, closing out the year with an average ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

FAANG Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold

Even if you haven’t heard of the acronym, you’ve surely heard plenty about FAANG companies. Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet (represented by a “g” because it was formerly Google) have ...

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Stocks & Bonds
January 2018

Approach FAANGs With Caution

Only one of these stocks merits a buy rating in our view, and even that comes with a caveat.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

5 “Unloved” Value Funds to Consider Buying Now

Some years, it hardly seems to matter whether you invest in growth or value strategies – all stocks move up together, or all stocks move down together. But in 2017, strategy has mattered in a big way. ...

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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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