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).
Battling the Bureaus
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
SHOULD SHAREHOLDERS SHARE THE WEALTH? • Business leaders say firms should be accountable to customers and workers, and protect the environment, too.
LICENSE TO FLY
THE NEW UBER LAW’S RIPPLE EFFECT • Independent contractors across the U.S. could become eligible for employee benefits.
A PRESENT FOR PROCRASTINATORS • Retailers expand options for fast shipping, but it may not be free.
A STINGY RAISE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS
CALENDAR • 12/2019
Health Plans for Early Retirees • Finding coverage until Medicare kicks in isn’t hard, but policies can be pricey.
The BEST FUNDS for YOUR 401 (K) • Use our guide to pick the standout investments in your retirement plan.
THE 75 BIGGEST 401(K) FUNDS
What to Do in a Dangerous Market
Our Favorite Dividend Stocks • These income-paying picks clobbered the broad market over the past 12 months.
Costa Rica 9-Day Tour $1295 • Volcanoes, Rainforests, Beaches
Go Ahead, Reach for These Yields
How to Cash In When Firms Merge • These funds let Main Street investors profit from Wall Street’s deals.
Buy Mid Caps on the Cheap
The Other Trade War • Commissions hit zero at big online brokers, but investors should be aware of other, sometimes hidden costs.
Financial Connectivity Without Sacrificing the Human Touch • Oregonians Credit Union
A Focus on Value • This fund choses high-quality but overlooked stocks.
Surviving a Tough Market
Money Moves to Make Now • Among the items on our to-do list: Trim your 2019 tax bill by pruning your portfolio and giving to charity. Boost your retirement-plan contributions. Cash in credit card rewards. We also suggest moves that will boost your bottom line in 2020 and beyond.
Give to Charity & Get a Tax Break
Show Your Appreciation
Have the Family Money Talk
Find the Best Savings Account
LONG-TERM-CARE CLAIMS: Avoid the Obstacles • Filing a claim can be an ordeal, but these preventive measures will streamline the process.
Policies That Avoid Problems • Some key provisions in your policy could help you avoid or minimize claims problems.
How to Fight Back
Hitting My Stride in Retirement
5 Ways to Max Out Your Credit Card Rewards • Play your cards right and a first-class flight, luxe hotel suite or a pile of cash can be yours.
Your Credit Score Won’t Take a Hit
BEST WAYS TO CASH IN
Get a Grip on Winter Roads • All-wheel drive may lend you a false sense of security. The right tires will give you more traction.
Ready to Go Shopping?
How to Check Out a Charity • Nobody wants to feel like a Scrooge during the holidays, but before you open your wallet, make sure the organization deserves your support.