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).
Time to Buy an EV?
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
TOPIC A ROUGH SAILING FOR STOCK INVESTORS • Volatility isn’t going away any time soon, but a correction could create buying opportunities.
EXTENDING FINANCIAL PLANNING’S REACH • The challenge is to attract more women and minorities as professionals—and clients.
A SAFE PLACE FOR SAVINGS, AT AN UNBEATABLE RATE • Rising inflation means higher returns from Series I savings bonds.
MORE RELIEF FOR SOME STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS • Loan payments are scheduled to resume, but a small number of borrowers will get a break.
Medicare to Provide Free COVID Tests—Finally
* DEAL OF THE MONTH
8 STOCKS TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET • Our picks are working on solutions to climate change and are good buys now. We found good choices for fund investors, too.
Green Choices for Strong Growth
Invest in the Blue Economy
Secrets of Sustainable Investing • An ESG pioneer says finding good corporate citizens is the best way to make money.
How to Win With Game Stocks
A Mid-Cap Method That Works • This fund looks for firms that generate cash and know how to use it.
Consider Short-Term Bond Funds
Dividends to the Rescue
High Quality, Lower Risk
A Bond Fund Turns Cautious
Where HOME PRICES Are Headed in 2022 • It’s still a seller’s market, but higher mortgage rates will slow the torrid price increases.
Mortgage Rates Are Headed Higher
Home Sale Prices in the 50 Largest Metro Areas
What to Save and What to Shred • You’ll need supporting documents in case you’re audited, but you don’t need to save them forever.
Digitize Your Paper Files
How to Motivate Kids to Save
As Rates Head Higher, Know What You Owe
Fueling Retirement With FIRE • The Financial Independence, Retire Early movement is hotter than ever.
The Elements of FIRE
What Type of FIRE Are You?
How to Fight a High-Income Surcharge • If your income has dropped in the past two years, there’s a good chance you can get your surcharge eliminated or reduced.
Avoid the Surcharge in the First Place • Steps you can take to head off the Medicare high-income surcharge before it happens:
Shareholders Push for Change • Resolutions filed with companies this year cover a range of environmental, social and governance issues.
How to Appeal an Unexpected Medical Bill • You may receive a bill because your insurance company denied a claim—but that doesn’t mean you have to pay it.
Avoid Surprise Medical Charges
Why You May Not Need a Budget
Electric Vehicles Are Taking Charge • In 2022 a range of manufacturers are introducing EVs for mainstream consumers.
World’s Most Expensive Cooler?
A Store Where They Know Your Name • It can’t compete with big-box retailers on price, but customer service is the draw.