Celebrating 100 Years of The Kiplinger Letter

Editor emeritus Knight Kiplinger reflects on an enduring legacy of clear-eyed, unbiased journalism.

As a reader of the personal finance advice in this magazine and at Kiplinger.com, you probably know our long Kiplinger tradition of accuracy, clear writing and, above all, utility — practical information to help you live better.

When this magazine was founded more than 75 years ago, it followed in the footsteps of its famous big brother, The Kiplinger Letter, which for 25 years had been providing advice to clients for managing their businesses and professional affairs. The Kiplinger Magazine, launched in 1947, was designed to give people advice on man-aging their personal affairs, especially their household budgets, taxes and investments. It was a pioneer of today’s personal finance journalism.

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Knight Kiplinger
Editor Emeritus, Kiplinger

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. Knight contributes to the weekly Kiplinger Letter.