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).
Boom Times Ahead
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
AMERICA IS GETTING OLDER • Census data show a decline in younger workers. That puts more pressure on programs that support seniors.
THE BEST WAY TO BUILD WEALTH • Employing tried-and-true investing principles is a better strategy to achieve long-term goals than taking a get-rich-quick approach.
GUARD AGAINST PANDEMIC SCAMS • Billions in stimulus funds create new opportunities for fraud.
SENIORS WILL GET A RAISE
DON’T SWEAT THE BIDEN TAX HIKES • INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKETS AND YOUR MONEY.
HOME BUYERS: THE INVENTORY CRUNCH WILL EASE
CRYPTO COMES TO VENMO
THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP IN HOUSING
Where to Invest Now • AFTER A POWERFUL START, STOCKS WILL GRIND HIGHER IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2021. BUT WATCH OUT FOR CURVEBALLS.
5 STOCKS TO BUY NOW
Value and Small Stocks Will Lead • John W. Rogers Jr. is chairman, co-CEO and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, which he founded in 1983. He is the lead manager of Ariel Fund and comanager of several others, including Ariel Appreciation.
Disrupters Are Driving the Car Market
Bet on Health Care Pioneers
How to Cash In on the Final Frontier • Most space-themed investments are moonshots. Use our stock and fund picks to bet on space exploration.
Winning With SPACs Is a Long Shot • You’re betting on companies with short track records and uncertain futures—and relying on someone else to find them.
Be Choosy for the Rest of 2021
This Fund Keeps It Short and Sweet
Protect Yourself Against New ID Theft Schemes • Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data.
How to Block Annoying Spam Calls
What Kids Need to Know About Finances
How to Fix Your Credit Reports • Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
ABLE Accounts Offer Financial Independence • More than 40 states now offer these tax-friendly savings plans for people with disabilities.
Credit Card Perks for Car Rentals
Get Ready to Retire With This Checklist • Whether the day you stop working is a decade away or around the corner, these to-do items will help you retire on your own terms.
Take Advantage of a Drop in Income
Consider Keeping Your Mortgage
Create a Bucket System
Do You Have Too Much Cash? • A sizable hoard is comforting but could crimp long-term portfolio gains.
Marriage and Taxes: What You Need to Know • Most couples will owe less in federal taxes by filing jointly, but sometimes it pays to go it alone.
You’re Young but Not Immortal
DEALS DEALS DEALS • Consumer prices are popping as the economy reopens, and that means finding good values is more important than ever. We uncovered bargains on everything from stocks to streaming and televisions to tablets. We even located charming, off-the-beaten-path places that will pay you to move.
FIND BARGAIN-PRICED STOCKS IN A PRICEY MARKET
BUILD A ZERO-COST PORTFOLIO
BUY THE DIP DURING THE TECHSTOCK BREATHER
AMAZON PRIME DAY: TWO DAYS OF DEALS
COVID’s Silver Lining: A Calmer Life • This family left the...