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).
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
MEET THE NEW COPS ON THE MONEY BEAT • President Biden has nominated well-known watchdogs to head agencies that regulate the financial sector.
Assessing the GameStop Fallout
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO PACK FOR SUMMER TRAVEL • Depending on your destination, you may need to show a negative COVID test or even prove you’ve been vaccinated.
HOW TO KEEP TABS ON YOUR CREDIT REPORTS • Free weekly access is ending, but several services let you view your credit files more than once a year.
SHOULD YOU MAKE PAYMENTS ON STUDENT LOANS?
GAMESTOP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Profit From Planet-Friendly Companies • Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.
How Green Are Your Bonds? • Fixed-income investors can make an environmental impact.
Earth-First ETFs Are Soaring • These five exchange-traded funds should deliver big rewards
Putting the E in ESG First
A Value Fund With a Twist
Why I Like Ginnie Mae Funds Now
Invest in your child’s future and inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime
Best 401(k) Funds From American Funds • We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
RATING THE AMERICAN FUNDS • These are the most popular 401(k) funds from Capital Group’s American Funds.
A Revival for Financials • This fund is a good way to bet on an economic turnaround.
20 LARGEST STOCK AND BOND MUTUAL FUNDS • Ranked by size. See returns for top funds in 12 categories at kiplinger.com/kpf/funds.
A Word About Short Selling: Don’t
THE MOST HEAVILY SHORTED U.S. STOCKS • The stocks below have the highest percentage of shares sold short, by dollar volume, as a percentage of company shares available to trade.
A Good Year for Dividends
THE KIPLINGER DIVIDEND 15: BY THE NUMBERS
A Bumpy Ride in Emerging Markets
KEY DATA FOR OUR MUTUAL FUND PICKS • Kiplinger 25 funds are no-load; you can buy them without sales charges. For more about the funds, visit kiplinger.com/links/kip25.
Protect Your Home From Nature’s Wrath • Some disasters aren’t covered by standard homeowners policies. Make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late.
When Your Home Is Your Workplace
Renters Need Insurance, Too
Switch Accounts for a Better Yield?
THE CASE FOR Indexed Annuities • These products may offer better returns than traditional fixed-income investments. But there are trade-offs.
How Indexed Annuities Work
Other Types of Annuities
Should You Add an Annuity to Your 401(k) Plan?
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement
Stock Research for DIY Investors • A diverse group of sources can help you fish for great stocks.
SAVE ENERGY (AND MONEY, TOO) • Tax breaks and the prospect of lower utility bills make these projects worth a look.
IS A WIND TURBINE RIGHT FOR YOU?
OTHER WAYS TO TRIM YOUR ENERGY BILL
New Challenges for a Church • With Sunday services online, this minister’s congregation is finding ways to stay connected.