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U.S. stocks should beat bonds and foreign stocks, but intense volatility will continue.
Advice for the small investor, by Janet Bodnar
Europe controls the fate of international markets in 2012.
FinAid.org publisher Mark Kantrowitz says new calculators are a start, but results aren’t always reliable.
Don't make a deal you don’t intend to honor, by Knight Kiplinger
Explain your idea, offer rewards to backers, get to work.
Raises will be higher, but you’ll have to work hard to earn one.
An annuity provides peace of mind, but involves trade-offs.
10 stock picks for 2012, by James K. Glassman
Can money make you happy? by Robert Frick
For the year ahead, we like these large, high-quality companies that pay dividends.
Keep an eye on these benchmarks to gauge where the market is headed next.
Here are four tips for earning a decent return even if stocks stay in a funk for years.
A fund manager who learned from one of the greats says investors should make the most of “maximum pessimism.”
Pick one of our exchange-traded fund portfolios to suit your goals, time horizon and tolerance for risk -- or mix and match.
Columnist Kathy Kristof learned the hard way that smart investing requires discipline and patience.
One of these funds deserves another chance, but the other three have got to go.
Your guide to bond investing in 2012, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett
The company's recent earnings miss is not a reason to worry.
Harbor Bond, a Kiplinger 25 member, stumbled in 2011, but manager Bill Gross has reshaped the fund’s portfolio to put it in line with current trends.
The Cook & Bynum Fund, a large blend fund, is off to a fine start. But its concentrated approach carries big risks.
My 4 stock picks for 2012, by Andrew Feinberg
8 money-smart (and family-smart) steps to plan for end-of-life care and the transfer of your estate.
The bleeding is just about over. But don’t expect a speedy recovery.
You can earn up to 2% and still sleep tight. Willing to take a risk? You could snag 4%.
Prepare for the retirement tax bite, by Mary Beth Franklin
New rules target inefficient bulbs and promise lower electric bills.
The first Social Security increase for inflation since 2009 is offset by a Medicare premium hike.
Keep tabs on your finances on the fly.
Kim Lankford warns readers to watch out for balance transfer cards.
Five steps to help you leave your current bank and start over somewhere else.
Patients willing to pack their bags can find significant savings in far-flung locations.
Your tech toys are pricey and precious. What can you do to protect them?
6 things you need to know about airline miles.
David Tice was famous for dire forecasts when he ran the Prudent Bear fund. Now, he's helped bankroll an uplifting Hollywood film.