From the Editor

From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

March 6, 2020

Home Sweet Asset

A home is a valuable and versatile financial tool that can help you increase your wealth.

See More On: Buying & Selling a Home | Family Finances | Financial Planning

January 30, 2020

Checking in on Social Security

Social Security would like you to conduct your business online, but be prepared to navigate some speed bumps.

See More On: Social Security | Saving for Retirement

December 27, 2019

Let Me Explain

Yes, the new tax law trimmed our tax bill, although I had hoped it would lower it even more.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Politics

November 27, 2019

100 Years of Advice

Happy birthday to us! We’ve got plenty of trustworthy, valuable advice for the future, too.

See More On: Financial Planning | Stocks & Bonds

October 30, 2019

Is It 1969 All Over Again?

You don’t need nostaglia to prompt a good look at your own finances and prepare for the new year.

See More On: Family Finances

October 3, 2019

Affordable Health Care

We pay more for health care than any other nation, averaging nearly $10,800 per person per year.

See More On: Health Care & Insurance | Healthy Living on a Budget | Medicare

August 30, 2019

The Broker Matrix

The best broker for you depends on what’s important to you.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning | Saving for Retirement

August 2, 2019

Go Ahead, Have a Latte

You can still enjoy life a little by following the old chestnut to pay yourself first.

See More On: Family Finances | Healthy Living on a Budget | Leisure Spending

July 3, 2019

We’re Still Going Strong Here at Kiplinger

We are committed to our mission—delivering accurate, accessible and actionable financial advice in a monthly magazine.

See More On: Making Your Money Last

June 7, 2019

Remembering One of the Great Debt Fighters

Alice Rivlin was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s accumulating red ink.

See More On: Economic Forecasts | Tax Planning | Tax Prep & Filing

May 9, 2019

Car Buying Is Stressful

The real struggle for a deal is often waged in the finance and insurance office.

See More On: Buying & Leasing a Car | Family Finances

March 7, 2019

My Beef With My Broker

More than $32,000 disappeared from my brokerage account. The struggle of getting it back revealed the downsides of using online brokers and investing in foreign stocks.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Wealth Management

January 31, 2019

The Government Shutdown’s Real-World Cost

For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, this is a true test of financial preparedness.

See More On: Family Finances | Employee Benefits

January 3, 2019

Gen Xers Face a Unique Set of Financial Challenges

Their net worth was damaged more than that of other generations during the Great Recession.

See More On: Financial Planning | Economic Forecasts

October 31, 2018

What Sears Meant to Us

Besides creating iconic brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore, Sears was a financial innovator.

See More On: Family Finances | Stocks & Bonds

October 4, 2018

Playing With FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)

We explore the hot FIRE movement and its leader, Mr. Money Mustache, and discover that being mustachian fits well with the financial philosophies we've been espousing for decades.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Loans

August 30, 2018

Retirees: Help Is Here

Aging forces you to make increasingly complex financial decisions.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Health Care & Insurance | Making Your Money Last

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