Columns

Ask Kim

Kim Lankford answers your questions about managing money -- specifically, insurance and taxes -- twice a week.

Most Recent

How Your Home Sale Will Be Taxed

Singles don't have to pay taxes on up to $250,000 in profits on the sale of their home, and couples can shelter twice that amount from taxes. But even if the gain is much higher, there are ways for home sellers to minimize the tax bite.

See All Ask Kim

Kip Tips

A daily dose of actionable insights, culled from the latest Kiplinger content and from across the web, to help you make and save more money.

Most Recent

What You Must Know About the Fiduciary Rule

Be sure your financial pro is looking out for your best interest.

See All Kip Tips

Stock Watch

The Kiplinger investing team identifies stocks and market trends that you and your portfolio can't ignore.

Most Recent

3 Energy Stocks to Buy for an Oil Breakout

Oil's fundamentals are changing for the better. And you don't need to trade futures to climb aboard.

See All Stock Watch

Fund Watch

The Kiplinger investing team tracks the latest news and trends in mutual fund investing.

Most Recent

Kiplinger 25 Model Portfolios

Reach your investment goals with these plans using our favorite no-load mutual funds.

See All Fund Watch

Tax Tips

Our experts will count down moves to make to lower your tax bill.

Most Recent

Last-Minute Tax Tips for Procrastinators

As you rush to meet the filing deadline, don't overlook money-saving tax breaks. This could be your last year to claim some.

See All Tax Tips

Rethinking Retirement

Kiplinger's retirement experts help you navigate major issues affecting how to plan for retirement.

Most Recent

Get Help With Medicare Coverage

Many of you wanted to know what kind of coverage I chose. That’s still a work in progress.

See All Rethinking Retirement

Money Smart Women

Plain-English guidance addressing the financial concerns and money-management tactics of women – with practical applications for men, too.

Most Recent

A Guide to Marital Money Bliss

In addition to your credit, any assets you bring to the marriage should remain in your own name.

See All Money Smart Women

Money & Ethics

Knight Kiplinger delivers definitive answers to ethical challenges involving money at home and in the office.

Most Recent

Should Nondisclosure Agreements Be Banned in Sexual Harassment Settlements?

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

See All Money & Ethics

Drive Time

Insights and tactics for scoring deals on wheels - whether buying or selling, new or used.

Most Recent

The Best Way to Buy a Used Car

Look for two- to three-year-old used vehicles because they’ve already lost the lion’s share of their initial value.

See All Drive Time

Income Investing

Jeff Kosnett reports on the fixed-income side of investing.

Most Recent

Build a Bond Ladder for More Income

Our four portfolios will help you harness higher interest rates.

See All Income Investing

Washington Matters

Keen analysis and fresh reporting on the latest political developments affecting your business – from the editors of the Kiplinger letters.

Most Recent

How the GOP Tax Bill May Affect Businesses

Corporations would enjoy a lower flat tax rate while individual owners of pass-throughs would also see a lower rate, but with more complex terms.

See All Washington Matters

Practical Economics

The Kiplinger Letter’s economics team helps you make sense of the latest economic data and trends.

Most Recent

How a Border Tax Would Affect You

A plan to limit imports could raise prices but also create more jobs.

See All Practical Economics

Opening Shot

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

Most Recent

Why You Should Stick With Stocks

Investors are just realizing that you don’t earn an average of 10% annually without taking some risk and suffering some pain.

See All Opening Shot

From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

Most Recent

My Search for a Financial Adviser

Despite being a money expert himself, Kiplinger editor Mark Solheim found the advice industry to be a labyrinth of credentials and opaque fee structures when he went looking for financial guidance from the pros.

See All From the Editor

My Point of View

Tap into the mind of Kiplinger editor-in-chief Knight Kiplinger.

Most Recent

R.I.P.: A Good Journalist, Good Boss, Good Father

Journalist and philanthropist Austin H. Kiplinger led the Kiplinger Washington Editors for decades.

See All My Point of View

Your Mind, Your Money

Discover how investor psychology and behavioral finance affect your portfolio and your bottom line.

Most Recent

To Save More, Tap Into Your Emotions

Objecs that have special meaning to you could be the key to identifying your savings goals.

See All Your Mind, Your Money

Practical Investing

Follow columnist Kathy Kristof as she shares lessons from her real-life investment portfolio.

Most Recent

Why I Paid a Premium for Costco

It isn’t just the shopping experience that has sold me on the stock. I also love how Costco runs its business.

See All Practical Investing

Building Wealth

Professional financial advisers share fresh insights and best practices for working with clients to build and protect wealth.

Most Recent

Crypto Trading 101: Identifying Safe (Or at Least Safer) Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Before you take the plunge, take the time to do a series of background checks on the exchange you're thinking of using. Some have much stronger protections and better reputations than others.

See All Building Wealth

Millennial Money

Millennial Money educates millennials about the fundamentals of personal finance. The column is written by staff members who fall into the millennial generation and who are themselves grappling with issues ranging from budgeting to buying a home to saving for long-term goals.

Most Recent

The Risks of Paying Peer to Peer

Fraudsters are using payment apps such as Paypal and Zelle to trick you out of your money.

See All Millennial Money

To Your Health

Wise insights that will help keep you health -- and your wallet fat.

Most Recent

Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.

See All To Your Health