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).
Affordable Health Care
Social Security: When?
Kiplinger’s PERSONAL FINANCE
THE CENSUS GEARS UP • The 2020 count will determine everything from congressional districts in your state to funds for roads and bridges.
YAHOO MAKES AMENDS
WILL RATES IN THE U.S. GO NEGATIVE? • It’s unlikely we’ll follow Europe and Japan, but interest rates will stay low for a while.
NEW RIGHTS FOR FLIERS
MORTGAGE LENDING: MORE RELAXED • Lenders are making it easier to get loans, but a repeat of the housing crisis isn’t in the cards.
DON’T EXPECT AN END TO ROBOCALLS • A new pact will reduce but not eliminate incessant phone calls.
Save on Rental Car Coverage • Here are your options if you don’t have your own auto insurance policy.
7 Steps to a Better Portfolio • Prosper in this volatile market (or any other) by focusing on fundamentals.
Advice From the Pros: What To Do Now
How to Make the Most of a Down Market
Dine Out on Restaurant Stocks
Charting Their Own Path • Funds that go against the flow have struggled lately but are due for a turnaround.
Stock Market Undisruptables • Their industries have been upended, but these companies will carry on.
The Never-Ending Hunt for Yield
Tepid Gains in a Hot Bond Rally
A Focused Approach Pays Off • This young fund has bet big on tech and industrial companies.
A STRAIGHTFORWARD INCOME? INVEST IN HIGHWAYS. • Tax-free municipal bonds are issued by state and local governments to raise money for major infrastructure projects, such as local roads, hospitals and stadiums. Like any borrower, state and local governments pay interest to investors who hold the bonds. But, what sets them apart are two important investing benefits.
Your Guide to Open Enrollment • You may have more health insurance options for 2020. But you’ll need to work harder to find the one that’s right for you.
How to Get Individual Coverage
How to Lower Your Health Care Costs • Choosing the right insurance policy is key to managing higher deductibles and co-pays.
Plan for Future Health Costs
Land a Better Medicare Plan
What Women Want in an Adviser
Get a Loan From Your Credit Card?
How to Downsize Your RMDs • You must start taking required minimum distributions from your IRA at age 70½. But you can reduce the tax bill.
The Route to Lower Taxes
The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish • You can adapt the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement to fit your lifestyle.
How to Build a Credit History • Credit newbies can take advantage of both tried-and-true methods and new alternatives.
Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
Five Ways to Slice the S&P 500 • What started as a plain-vanilla fund concept now comes in many flavors.
Discover Your Roots • DNA testing offers insights into your family tree, but watch out for unintended consequences.
COMPARING THE DNA TEST KITS
Explore Your Ancestral Homeland
The Health Connection
How to Get Rid of a Timeshare • It’s not easy, and you will never get back what you paid for it.
Trim Your Property Taxes • Home values have soared in many parts of the U.S., which means there’s a good chance your property tax bill...