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).
Roth IRA Conversions
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
WASHINGTON’S PLANS FOR YOUR FINANCES • With the Democrats in charge, tax reform and expanded health care rise to the top of the list.
THE CASE FOR DIVERSITY ON CORPORATE BOARDS • Adding underrepresented voices can improve a company’s bottom line.
PREPARE TO RESUME PAYING STUDENT LOANS • If you can’t afford the payments, you have options to help avoid default.
THE FINANCIAL AID FORM GETS A MAKEOVER
BRIEFING • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
TOP FUNDS IN 11 CATEGORIES • LARGE-, MIDSIZE-AND SMALL-COMPANY STOCK FUNDS, FOREIGN STOCK FUNDS, HYBRID FUNDS, SECTOR FUNDS AND MORE!
Six Contrarian Picks • These companies are out of favor for one reason or another, but they could pay off for patient investors.
Best 401(k) Funds From T. Rowe Price • We rate the most popular actively managed offerings for retirement accounts.
When to Give Up on a Stock
Our ETFs Withstood 2020
How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
Keep the Faith With This Fund
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.
You Can Still Save Money on Your Taxes • The tax code didn’t change last year, but just about everything else did. We’ll guide you to a lower tax bill.
If Your Investments Earned Money
If You Were Unemployed
If You Worked in More Than One State
If Your Stimulus Payment Was Too Low
If You Took a Hardship Withdrawal
Best Values in Tax Software • We ranked the most popular tax-prep packages to help you find the ones that provide the best experience at the lowest cost.
When to Hire a Pro
WHO CAN FILE FOR FREE?
A Talk With Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
Keep Child Care Costs in Check
Refer a Friend and Reap Rewards
SHORING UP SOCIAL SECURITY • Social Security is headed for a shortfall. But sooner or later, lawmakers will act to preserve your benefits.
When Will Reform Happen?
Before You Move, Add Up Your State Tax Bill • Where you live can have a big impact on your retirement income.
Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market • Be wary of high-priced debuts in a market that’s stacked against you.
When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move? • Seeking protection from creditors can provide a lifeline, but there are plenty of trade-offs.
When Not to File
TRENDING: The Suburbs • Urban condos found little love as telecommuting home buyers bid up prices far from city centers.
Qualify for the Best Mortgage Rate
Home Prices in 100 Cities
How to Win a Bidding War
What to Expect If You’re Flying in 2021 • Policies enacted by the airlines in 2020 may change air travel for the long haul.
A New Chapter for This Bookstore • Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.