A Helping Hand for Start-Ups
After a successful career as a corporate executive, he volunteers as a mentor for entrepreneurs.
Dealing With Natural Disasters
His research group helps people prepare for earthquakes and devastating weather events.
SAVE BIG BY GOING GREEN AT HOME
New legislation is packed with tax breaks for homeowners who upgrade to energy-efficient systems and appliances. Bonus: You'll slash your utility bills.
Skip These Fees When You Head Overseas
Foreign-transaction fees can add up when you make purchases abroad, but there are ways to bypass them.
Your Questions Answered
Kiplinger readers have inquiring minds when it comes to investing. Here's what you're asking about.
Lower Taxes on Your RMDS
Congress has given retirees more time to take required distributions from their retirement accounts. But postponing withdrawals could cost you a lot of money.
HOW TO SURVIVE A LAYOFF
Losing your job can be traumatic, but it doesn't have to wreck your finances.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MONEY FUNDS
21% The average loss in 2022 in the 35 million 401(k) accounts administered by Fidelity.
FIND FINANCIAL ADVICE YOU CAN TRUST
Investors looking for a broker have a new tool to avoid the bad actors.
ARE YOUR BANK DEPOSITS SAFE?
Recent bank failures have unnerved savers, but your money is protected up to certain limits. Here's what you need to know.
Bank Stocks Worth Betting On
Bankers have to contend with two big challenges. The first is credit risk. If the economy slides into a recession, borrowers may not be able to make payments on their loans. The second is interest rate risk. Rates can turn against banks in a lot of different ways. For one thing, short-term rates can rise more than long-term rates do, reducing the income that's generated from the difference between what a bank pays for deposits and what it earns from its loans. For another, as rates rise, the value of debt securities the bank had purchased at lower rates falls.
A Crisis Delivers Opportunities
So much has happened since early March that I barely know where to start, except to assert that the recent bank failures and the subsequent Federal Reserve reaction offer scattered opportunities. To me, they are not ear-splitting alarms.
It's Prime Time for Small-Company Stocks
They're cheap, and profits are rising. If you wait until the economy is strong, you'll miss the best opportunities.
Angling for HIGH YIELDS in Today's Market
Use our guide to hook the best income opportunities in nine categories, from super-safe options to higher-risk choices with big potential rewards.
RECESSION FORECAST: BRIEF AND MILD
The economy may already be in a downturn, but the jobs market will remain strong.
HOLDING DOWN RETIREE DRUG COSTS
Legislation enacted in 2022 could eventually reduce overall prescription drug prices, too.
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST JUNK FEES
In his State of the Union address in February, President Biden talked about efforts to eradicate junk fees and his administration’s proposed Junk Fees Prevention Act.
Give Your Portfolio a Spring Cleaning
As the market evolves with the economy, it’s time to reevaluate and reorganize your investments. Consider our favorite actively managed funds.
Berkshire's Buys and (Mostly) Sells
ORACLE OF OMAHA | Warren Buffett seems to have soured on financial stocks and semiconductors.
Our Picks Rebound With the Market's Turnaround
THE KIPLINGER ESG 20 UPDATE | Recoveries in tech and alternative energy bode well for some of our environmental, social and governance standouts.
Invest in the Metaverse?
GOOD NEWS ABOUT PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Tuition hikes are slowing as schools brace for declining enrollment. But college is still a major investment. Here's how to prepare no matter your child's age.
Guiding You to a Secure Retirement
Use the redesigned Social Security statement to maximize your benefits.
What You Need to Know About Indexes
There are millions out there. But these seven cover much of the investing landscape.
How to Drive Down the Cost of an Auto Loan
For starters, stand firm on how much you can afford to spend.
HOW TO DEAL WITH TURBULENT TRAVEL
When your flight is canceled or there's no rental car for you, know the rules and your rights.
Get Your Spending Under Control
Recently I was asked to teach a class on how to get your spending under control and start saving as part of a life-skills program for young single mothers. I came up with a presentation that I titled "Savings Tips and Tricks, or How to Make a Million Dollars One Dollar at a Time."
The Best Rewards Credit Cards for You
Whether you crave cash back on everyday spending, or miles or points to put toward your next vacation, one of these cards will fit your needs.
How Much Stock Can You Put in These Truisms?
A closer look at these rules of thumb reveals important nuances.
Keys to a Satisfying Retirement
DIVERSIFY YOUR INVESTMENTS, CREATE AN INCOME STREAM AND KEEP SPENDING IN CHECK.