Written to help you do a better job of managing your personal and family financial affairs and to help you get more for your money. You get ideas on saving, investing, cutting taxes, making major purchases, advancing your career, buying a home, paying for education, health care and travel, plus much, much more. Special issues cover the latest information about car buying (December) and Mutual Funds (March and September).
Social Security Fixes
One Year Later
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
STATES EYE TAX HIKES FOR HIGH EARNERS • The tax revenue could close budget gaps, but the measures could drive away mobile workers.
Moving to Lower-Tax States
WHY YOUR REFUND MIGHT BE LATE • The pandemic and new responsibilities are straining IRS resources.
A BUSY QUARTER FOR BUFFETT • He opened new positions and said goodbye to some banks.
GET FREE WEEKLY CREDIT REPORTS FOR ANOTHER YEAR
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
THE KIPLINGER 25 FUNDS Unflappable • Our flock of actively managed funds survived a wild year and as a group delivered benchmark-beating gains.
How Our Funds Fared
Creating a Mix That Works for You
THE LOWDOWN ON OUR FUNDS
Did Anyone Hear a Pop? • Investors are worried that stocks are in a bubble—and that it’s going to burst.
What to Make of Bitcoin • The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
Why You Should Consider Commodities
Should You Worry About Rising Rates?
HOW TO BUILD (OR REBUILD) WEALTH • Our 11-part plan will help you establish a solid financial foundation or take stock of your progress.
STASH CASH IN AN EMERGENCY FUND
BUILD EQUITY IN YOUR HOME
20 WAYS TO Save on Health Care • From maximizing insurance benefits to shopping for discounts to funding tax-advantaged accounts, these tips will lower your costs no matter how you get your care.
Another Chance to Shop for Coverage
Put an Estate Plan in Place
These Credit Card Offers Won’t Last
Tap Home Equity for Extra Income • Home is where the heart is, but it’s also a source of regular income for many retirees.
Downsize and Invest the Cash
Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights • There are limits on what debt collectors can do to recoup what you owe. If you have medical debts, you have even more rights.
How Defaults Affect Credit Scores
Stock Split Math • The parts can add up to more than the whole when a company splits its shares.
Buy Now, Pay Later Isn’t a Slam Dunk
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAR RENTALS • Get up to speed on how to snag a deal and avoid pesky fees.
Watch Out for Hidden Fees
How to Surf the Net More Safely • To help you fight identity theft, consider adding a VPN.
Another Front in the COVID Fight • The commander of a National Guard task force says they’re filling gaps in the health care system.