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Knight Kiplinger

Editor in Chief
Kiplinger publications

Knight came to Kiplinger in 1983, after 13 years in daily newspaper journalism, the last six as Washington bureau chief of the Ottaway Newspapers division of Dow Jones. A frequent speaker before business audiences, he has appeared on NPR, CNN, Fox and CNBC, among other networks. He oversees the weekly Kiplinger Letter and writes the "Money & Ethics" and "My Point of View" columns in Kiplinger's Personal Finance. He majored in government at Cornell University and did graduate study in international economics at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School.

Latest Features

Money & Ethics
October 2018

Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2016

Knight Kiplinger's 8 Keys to Financial Security

Over many years of publishing Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, my colleagues and I have built up a deep institutional memory of personal-finance wisdom, and I'd like to share some of it with you. ...

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Saving Money
March 2017

10 Timeless Financial Tips From Knight Kiplinger

Sage advice about saving, spending and investing never goes out of style.

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Money & Ethics
August 2018

Should Lenders Mail Unsolicited Checks to Potential Borrowers?

When it comes to preying on weak credit risks, it looks like Wall Street is at it again.

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Money & Ethics
June 2018

Do Adult Children Have an Obligation to Support Needy Parents?

Even if some siblings can afford to help more than others, no one should shirk the obligation to assist in some way -- financial or otherwise.

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Money & Ethics
April 2018

Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

Knight Kiplinger offers his advice on how companies can improve their handling of harassment problems.

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Money & Ethics
February 2018

How Can the Approval Process for New Drugs Be Speeded Up?

There are many reform proposals, including some from free-market think tanks.

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Money & Ethics
July 2017

Ways to Protect Borrowers From Predatory Home Lending

Land contracts drain low-income communities of resources.

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Money & Ethics
June 2017

Should Employers Be Barred From Asking Job Applicants What They Earn?

The effort to ban the “What are you earning?” question is part of a broader movement to make all compensation totally transparent.

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Money & Ethics
April 2017

Should Colleges Give Preference to Applicants From Wealthy Families?

Every admitted student should meet the college’s basic academic qualifications.

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Money & Ethics
March 2017

What Should Doctors and Drugmakers Do to Stop Painkiller Addiction?

Physicians and dentists need mandatory pain-management training, starting in medical and dental schools and continuing thereafter.

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Money & Ethics
February 2017

How Should I Handle a Tax Windfall That I Don't Want?

If getting a huge windfall from impending tax cuts has you feeling guilty, here are some options.

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Money & Ethics
December 2016

Should Casinos Court Senior Citizens?

State gaming commissions, which regulate casinos, have an ethical obligation to crack down on predatory marketing to the elderly. But so far, most don’t seem interested.

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Money & Ethics
October 2016

Should My Neighbor Be Allowed to Turn His House Into a Short-Term Rental?

It's a debate that is raging in all of America’s major cities.

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Money & Ethics
September 2016

Should a Criminal Record Rule Out a Job Applicant?

The goal is an appropriate balance between fairness to job applicants and the employer’s right—indeed, legal obligation—to create a workplace that is safe for employees, customers and business interests.

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Money & Ethics
August 2016

How Much Notice Should You Give Your Boss When You Quit?

Is quitting without giving your boss notice unethical?

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Money & Ethics
July 2016

Should Congress Dictate How Colleges Spend Their Endowments?

Charitable institutions with endowments—whether colleges, museums or hospitals—have a legal and moral obligation to honor the wishes of past donors.

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