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).
Great Gift for Dads and Grads
Drawbacks of EVs
Yields Are on the Rise
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
RELIEF AT THE PUMP? • Lawmakers want to cut gas taxes, but analysts question whether it will actually lower prices.
THE MONEY TALK NEW COUPLES NEED • Whether or not you merge your finances, you need to be on the same page.
IRS PROPOSES TOUGHER RULES FOR INHERITED IRAs • Some heirs will be required to take annual withdrawals.
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
RELAXED RULES FOR RMDs
ANOTHER REPRIEVE FOR STUDENT LOANS
STATES EYE TAX CUTS
SATURDAY MAIL DELIVERY WILL CONTINUE
Find ATTRACTIVE YIELDS in Today’s Market • Our field guide to income investments identifies opportunities that range from ordinary to downright exotic.
0%–2% | SHORT-TERM ACCOUNTS
2% | MUNICIPAL BONDS
1%–7% | INVESTMENT-GRADE BONDS
3%–5% | REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS
3%–6% | HIGH-YIELD BONDS
3%–6% | DIVIDEND STOCKS
5%–6% | MIDSTREAM ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
5%–9% | CLOSED-END FUNDS
Profit From Healthy Profit Margins • These companies find ways to flourish even in tough times.
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Buy Bonds Now? That Depends
Our Europe Fund Takes a Hit
Invest in your child’s future and inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime • What’s inside The Week Junior?
Riding Out a Small-Cap Storm
An Urgent Need for Cybersecurity
Profiting From Corporate Change • This fund capitalizes on mergers, executive turnover and other events.
Create a Financial Plan for a NATURAL DISASTER • You’ll recover more quickly if your important documents are secure.
Make Sure You Have Enough Homeowners Coverage
Pack an Emergency Kit
10 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime • Membership recently jumped to $139 a year. Maybe you don’t really need it.
TWO UPDATES TO CREDIT REPORTS
Answers to Your SOCIAL SECURITY QUESTIONS • Figuring out how to get the most out of your benefits is not as simple as it looks.
How Your Benefits Could Be Reduced
A Social Security Glossary • Social Security has its own language, and it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. Here are definitions of some common terms that will help you navigate the system:
Caregivers Share Their Stories
Seven Smart Tools for ESG Investors • Use these free online resources to help you vet sustainable options for your portfolio.
ABLE Accounts Offer Financial Independence • People with disabilities, and their families, can save for a variety of expenses in these tax-advantaged accounts.
Fight Back Against High Inflation
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.
Best Cards for Low Rates
Bypass Gas-Station Cards
Pricey Gas Derails This Uber Driver • He is paying $1,400 a month for fuel, forcing him to take a second job to make ends meet.