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).
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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
THE HOLIDAYS WON’T BE CANCELED • Malls will be quieter, but consumers will still go shopping.
R.I.P. 60-40 PORTFOLIO • The old standby allocation of 60% stocks and 40% government bonds might not work for buy-and-hold investors anymore.
SENIORS WILL GET A MODEST RAISE IN 2021
CALENDAR • 12/2020
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
HOW TO INVEST FOR A WEAKER DOLLAR • The greenback is fading—but that doesn’t mean your portfolio has to.
Our Favorite Dividend Stocks • In a wacky year, payouts from our income picks held steady.
Investing in Uncertain Times
Our ESG Fund Rocks
Make the Bank Pay You More
This Junk Bond Fund Delivers
MONEY MOVES TO MAKE NOW • Take action by New Year’s Eve to save money and improve your finances for the coming year.
Trim Your Tax Bill
Boost Your Retirement Savings
Give Yourself Some Credit
Manage Your Health Benefits
How We Lose When We Overlook Black Talent • Comments from the Wells Fargo CEO reflect a culture that tramples on clients’ trust and limits opportunities for people of color.
GREAT CARDS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
ESTATE PLANNING DURING THE PANDEMIC • Here’s how to prepare for the worst in this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.
How to Talk to Your Parents
What You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2021 • Look for modest increases in premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns • Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
How to Negotiate a Break on Rent
PROTECTION FOR YOUR ASSETS • At a time when Americans are saving more than ever, you need to know how your money is insured.
Financial Service Firms That Treat You Like a Star
HOW WE CHOSE THE WINNERS
COVID Clipped This Pilot’s Wings • American Airlines furloughed him on November 1. Now his career track is cloudy.