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Find ATTRACTIVE YIELDS in Today's Market

Our field guide to income investments identifies opportunities that range from ordinary to downright exotic.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Profit From Healthy Profit Margins

These companies find ways to flourish even in tough times

7 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Fight Back Against High Inflation

Whether you’re 28 or 68, you’re staring down a surge in con-sumer prices. But for many millennials, the precipitous rise in inflation—which reached an overall rate of 8.5% in March—has been especially steep.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Create a Financial Plan for a NATURAL DISASTER

You’ll recover more quickly if your important documents are secure.

9 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Caregivers Share Their Stories

My column on caregiving (see “Living in Retirement,” Feb.) generated a number of responses from readers who offered their own perspectives. “People not in this situation don’t have a clue, and that includes ‘experts,’ ” writes Ken Jarosch, sole caregiver for his wife, Kathy, who suffers from muscular dystrophy. “I went to several caregiving classes, where we were served a nice dinner and a sunshine talk. But the real help came from the people in attendance, who actually live this.”

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Buy Bonds Now? That Depends

I insist it is folly to quit sound invest-ments because of a bad quarter, but the bond market swoon of early 2022 tests my resolve. When superb stuff such as tax-exempt toll-road bonds, taxable infrastructure municipals and BBB corporates suffer losses of 6% to 10%, that is true shock and awe. The last time returns took a big wallop was the summer “taper tantrum” of 2013, when, despite the absence of inflation, traders overreacted to Federal Reserve plans to cut back bond purchases. That episode is remembered now as an epic buying opportunity— thus, it is tempting to interpret the current downturn in the same vein.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

ABLE Accounts Offer Financial Independence

People with disabilities, and their families, can save for a variety of expenses in these tax-advantaged accounts.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Answers to Your SOCIAL SECURITY QUESTIONS

Figuring out how to get the most out of your benefits is not as simple as it looks.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

THE MONEY TALK NEW COUPLES NEED

Whether or not you merge your finances, you need to be on the same page. Natalie and Dan Slagle are founders of Fyooz Financial Planning, a financial planning firm that specializes in advising couples.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

An Urgent Need for Cybersecurity

In June 2017, Russian hackers launched a malware attack on Ukraine called NotPetya. The attack, which locked users out of their own files unless they paid a ransom in bitcoin, was just one more tactic in the conflict between the two nations that had begun three years earlier. But viruses don’t respect borders, and this one spread far beyond Ukraine.

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

10 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime

Membership recently jumped to $139 a year. Maybe you don’t really need it.

6 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

THE BEST REWARDS CARDS FOR YOU

Our top picks offer cash back, points or miles you can use to buy groceries or gas, pay for travel or boost savings.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

RELIEF AT THE PUMP?

Lawmakers want to cut gas taxes, but analysts question whether it will actually lower prices.

3 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

Seven Smart Tools for ESG Investors

Use these free online resources to help you vet sustainable options for your portfolio.

6 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
June 2022

WHY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT NFTs

Non-fungible tokens are unique digital properties that use blockchain technology. Our FAQ will help you understand what all the buzz is about.

7 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Subdued Stock Returns Ahead

This well-known strategist says dividends are a bright spot in an otherwise muted market.

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Why Bonds Belong in Your Portfolio

STREET SMART

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

WHEN CAN YOU GET A DEAL ON A CAR AGAIN?

Low inventories mean it’s hard to haggle on price, but you can still negotiate on financing.

3 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Weathering the Market's Turns

Our favorite actively managed funds delivered mixed results, proving that portfolio diversification matters over the course of a market cycle.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

The Lowdown on Living Trusts

A trust can solve a lot of problems. But like all tools, it can also be misused.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Our Picks Struggle Along With the Market

THE KIPLINGER ESG 20 UPDATE | After a bullish 2021 for stocks with impressive ESG credentials, a pullback is under way.

2 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

How to Open a Brokerage Account

Investing can be fun, but you need a brokerage account to do it. Fortunately, it’s easy to get started.

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Talking Money With Your Spouse

MONEY SMART WOMEN

3 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Start the Elder Care Conversation

LIVING IN RETIREMENT | The communication gap between parents and their adult kids is stunning.

3 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Look Beyond the Ukraine Invasion

INCOME INVESTING

2 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

KEEP MORE INCOME IN RETIREMENT

These strategies will help you stay ahead of inflation and preserve your nest egg.

4 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Fair Deals in a Tough Market

MAKING IT WORK | When you live and work in a small town, it’s not all about profit.

3 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Buffett Lightens Up on Stocks

BERKSHIRE’S MOVES | The latest report shows the Oracle of Omaha was a net seller— but he made some interesting buys, too.

6 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

How to Create WEALTH

Use these 13 fundamentals of financial security to help unlock a rewarding future.

10+ mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

Don't Let the Market Ruin Your Retirement

When portfolio losses hit at the same time as withdrawals, it’s a double whammy. Here’s how to mitigate the risk.

5 mins read
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
May 2022

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