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).
Income for Life
Another Kind of ID Theft
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
INVESTORS: DON’T ABANDON CHINA • Turmoil in China has been all over the financial news, but the volatile market is too big to ignore.
How to Invest
MAKE A PLAN FOR HOLIDAY TIPPING • The pandemic has changed the rules for when to tip—and how much.
FAREWELL TO YOUR FLIP PHONE? • Providers are hanging up on 3G. While 5G promises better and faster service, you need new devices to take advantage of it.
BILLED FOR A COVID VACCINE? DON’T PAY
FLOOD INSURANCE MAY COST YOU MORE • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
CAR SHARING MAKES INROADS
Roaring Twenties 2.0 • Stock market boom? Check. Economy on fire? For now. But this century isn’t like the last in important ways.
PURRING ALONG, BUT NO ROAR • Lackluster population and productivity gains will keep a lid on economic growth.
A Bounce-Back Year for Dividends • All of our favorite dividend stocks hiked payouts over the past year, and yields, on average, trounced the yield of the S&P 500.
Don’t Overlook Preferred Stocks
Financials Are Paying Off
How to Cash In on Sports Gambling
Another Hot Real Estate Market • This fund currently favors single family home rentals and data centers.
Don’t Sweat This Fund’s Slowdown
SMART MOVES TO MAKE BEFORE YEAR-END • There’s still time to save money and shape up your personal finances before the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.
Moves for High Earners
Capture Credit Card Rewards
A Disguise for Your Credit Card Number
The Inheritance Challenge • Some inherited assets are tax-friendly, but under new rules, others come with a hefty tax bill. We help you get the most out of a legacy.
What to Do When You’re the Executor
How to Lower Taxes for Your Heirs
How to Build Financial Security
4 Trends for the Coming Decade • From how long you work to where you choose to live, retirement will change in ways you may not expect.
Make Your Portfolio More Defensive • Risk is rising on Wall Street. Make sure you’re prepared.
Car Buying for Beginners • Haggle over the price of the car and the terms of the loan to keep your monthly payments in check.
Spending Like It’s 2019
YOUR GUIDE TO GIVING • Take a closer look at whether you’re getting the most bang for your donated bucks.
Donate Cash or Stock?
Don’t Fall for a Charity Scam
Learning How to Be an Airbnb Host • This Denver pharmacist began booking her ski condo a few months after the pandemic hit.