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Mark Solheim

Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Mark became editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine in July 2017. In addition to his duties overseeing the magazine, he continues to assign and edit articles for the magazine's Money and Living sections. Prior to becoming editor, he was the Money and Living sections editor and, before that, the automotive writer. He has also been editor of Kiplinger.com as well as the magazine's managing editor, assistant managing editor and chief copy editor. Mark has also served as president of the Washington Automotive Press Association.

Latest Features

From the Editor
April 2020

A Brush With Warren Buffett

COVID-19 has turned off the party at Berkshire Hathaway’s “Woodstock for Capitalists,” but as ever, he has wise words for troubled times.

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Mortgages & Refinancing
March 2020

Low Interest Rates Reduce the Cost of Mortgages

Interest rate reductions triggered by the coronavirus crisis can create money-saving opportunities for mortgage shoppers.

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From the Editor
March 2020

Home Sweet Asset

A home is a valuable and versatile financial tool that can help you increase your wealth.

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From the Editor
January 2020

Checking in on Social Security

Social Security would like you to conduct your business online, but be prepared to navigate some speed bumps.

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From the Editor
December 2019

Let Me Explain

Yes, the new tax law trimmed our tax bill, although I had hoped it would lower it even more.

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From the Editor
November 2019

100 Years of Advice

Happy birthday to us! We’ve got plenty of trustworthy, valuable advice for the future, too.

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From the Editor
October 2019

Is It 1969 All Over Again?

You don’t need nostaglia to prompt a good look at your own finances and prepare for the new year.

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From the Editor
October 2019

Affordable Health Care

We pay more for health care than any other nation, averaging nearly $10,800 per person per year.

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From the Editor
August 2019

The Broker Matrix

The best broker for you depends on what’s important to you.

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From the Editor
August 2019

Go Ahead, Have a Latte

You can still enjoy life a little by following the old chestnut to pay yourself first.

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From the Editor
July 2019

We’re Still Going Strong Here at Kiplinger

We are committed to our mission—delivering accurate, accessible and actionable financial advice in a monthly magazine.

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From the Editor
June 2019

Remembering One of the Great Debt Fighters

Alice Rivlin was one of the most vocal critics of the government’s accumulating red ink.

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From the Editor
May 2019

Car Buying Is Stressful

The real struggle for a deal is often waged in the finance and insurance office.

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From the Editor
March 2019

My Beef With My Broker

More than $32,000 disappeared from my brokerage account. The struggle of getting it back revealed the downsides of using online brokers and investing in foreign stocks.

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From the Editor
January 2019

The Government Shutdown’s Real-World Cost

For hundreds of thousands of federal workers, this is a true test of financial preparedness.

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From the Editor
January 2019

Gen Xers Face a Unique Set of Financial Challenges

Their net worth was damaged more than that of other generations during the Great Recession.

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From the Editor
October 2018

What Sears Meant to Us

Besides creating iconic brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore, Sears was a financial innovator.

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