From the Editor

Straightshooting personal-finance guidance from editor Mark Solheim.

October 31, 2018

What Sears Meant to Us

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

See More On: Family Finances | Stocks & Bonds

October 4, 2018

Playing With FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)

We explore the hot FIRE movement and its leader, Mr. Money Mustache, and discover that being mustachian fits well with the financial philosophies we've been espousing for decades.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Loans

August 30, 2018

Retirees: Help Is Here

Aging forces you to make increasingly complex financial decisions.

See More On: Saving for Retirement | Health Care & Insurance | Making Your Money Last

August 2, 2018

My Annual Report

You’ve sent good ideas for articles and shared your own personal finance journeys. I love hearing what’s on your mind.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Financial Planning

July 6, 2018

As Retirement Looms, So Does Questions of Moving

Each of the places in our cover story has attributes that are high on retirees’ wish lists.

See More On: Best Cities, States & Places | Family Finances

June 7, 2018

Socially Responsible Investing? It's Complicated

It takes a lot of time to do the research to make sure a company is compatible with your values.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

May 9, 2018

Living Well on Less: The Middle Class Pinch

The families we profile are making progress toward their financial goals, but only because they are also making sacrifices.

See More On: Budgeting | Making Your Money Last

April 4, 2018

My Search for a Financial Adviser

Despite being a money expert himself, Kiplinger editor Mark Solheim found the advice industry to be a labyrinth of credentials and opaque fee structures when he went looking for financial guidance from the pros.

See More On: Financial Planning | Family Finances

March 8, 2018

My Investing Misstep

My Schwab account ballooned to $100,000. That's when the greed and day-trader mentality took over.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Tech Stocks

February 1, 2018

We Do Personal Finance Advice, Not Politics

When it comes to recommendations for your finances, we strive to be staunchly nonpartisan.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Financial Planning

January 9, 2018

We Welcome Your Feedback

Tell us your thoughts -- we are listening.

See More On: Financial Planning | Family Finances | Getting Out of Debt

September 22, 2017

Paying It Forward

I took control of my parents’ finances when Dad showed signs of dementia.

See More On: Family Finances | Caregiving | Financial Planning

July 21, 2017

Kiplinger's Editor Janet Bodnar Passes the Torch

You won’t find a better source of financial advice than Kiplinger’s.

See More On: Making Your Money Last | Family Finances

June 22, 2017

How We Pick Great Places to Retire

Our list provides a fascinating travelogue of cities that are worth a visit.

See More On: Best Cities, States & Places | Buying & Selling a Home | Saving for Retirement

April 21, 2017

Jane Bennett Clark--A Eulogy to Our "Beautiful Wordsmith"

Jane was a gifted author who could write about anything and make it sing.

See More On: Careers

March 24, 2017

How to Get Good Investment Advice

Protect yourself by being your own fiduciary.

See More On: Financial Planning | Saving for Retirement | Wealth Management

December 6, 2016

Is a Bear Market on the Prowl?

Caution doesn’t necessarily equal a market meltdown.

See More On: Markets | Stocks & Bonds

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