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).
ESG Investing Takes Off
Is Inflation Back?
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
SOCIAL SECURITY STILL LAGS INFLATION • Rising expenses could wipe out the expected cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits.
Running Out of Time
EXTENDING BROADBAND TO MORE AMERICANS • The infrastructure bill would provide billions to improve internet access to rural and low-income households.
YOUR SALARY MAY BE BIGGER NEXT YEAR • In a strengthening labor market, businesses are paying more to attract and retain employees.
Introducing the Kiplinger ESG 20 • Our picks have profit potential and are tackling today’s environmental, social and governance challenges.
THE KIPLINGER ESG 20 AT A GLANCE • The stocks and funds below are environmental, social or governance exemplars and also possess solid financial fundamentals.
ESG Investing Is Gaining Traction • Investors care a lot about environmental, social and governance issues, according to our new poll.
Like the Mutual Fund? Meet the ETF • Some portfolio managers are bringing their star power to exchange-traded versions of their funds.
Don’t Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks
A New Fund to Hedge Inflation
“Junk” Bonds Are Anything But
We Welcome a Tech Fund to the Kip 25
GUIDE TO OPEN ENROLLMENT • Health care costs continue to climb, but subsidies will make some plans more affordable.
Penalty for the Unvaccinated?
Disability Insurance and the COVID Connection
The True Cost of Medicare Advantage • Before you choose a Medicare Advantage plan over traditional Medicare, consider the disadvantages.
Your Tips for Raising Money Smart Kids
New Buy Now, Pay Later Options
Ratcheting Up Risk • You can invest your retirement savings in everything from cryptocurrency to penny stocks. But that doesn’t mean you should.
More Choices in Your 401(k)
How Do Your Finances Stack Up? • A new study of retirees’ financial profiles is revealing and sometimes surprising.
A Simple Portfolio Is All You Need • It’s possible to build wealth with only a few funds—or even just one.
Credit Versus Debit • Credit cards offer more protections and rewards, but debit cards reduce the temptation to overspend.
Can You Trust TikTok’s Advice?
Negotiate a Better Deal • For a price break on a number of products and services, all you have to do is ask. But first read up on tactics the experts use.
How to Haggle for Almost Anything
New Platforms for a Comedy Couple • COVID forced them to expand their stand-up repertoire to YouTube and podcasts.