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Kip 25 Best No-Load Mutual Funds 2017

At Kiplinger, we've been writing about mutual funds since the 1950s, and have been putting together a list of our favorite no-load mutual funds since 2004, drawing on the broad experience of our editors. We...

6 Vanguard Funds That Are Socially Responsible

If making money and doing good are two of your top objectives as an investor, you aren't short of options. Nearly 115 U.S. stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have formal directives to invest in line...

T. Rowe Price International discovery

Symbol: PRIDX Expense Ratio: 1.20% 800-638-5660T. Rowe Price International discovery is a a diversified international stock fund and a member of the Kiplinger 25. The fund holds about 250 small and midsize...

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Falling Stock...

You don't need a fear of heights to feel skittish about stocks these days. Recently passing its eight-year anniversary, the bull market has been running for more than 2,900 days, the second-longest stretch in...

The Fed/Trump Face-off: When Fiscal and...

On March 15 the Federal Open Market Committee, the branch of the Federal Reserve System that makes interest rate and other monetary policy decisions, raised short-term interest rates by 0.25%. While Fed Chair...

A Word of Caution to Retirees Tempted by Stock...

After enduring more than 50 New England winters, I'm certain about one thing: No matter how mild the season is when it begins, eventually, there will be snow and cold. SEE ALSO: Dow Smashes 20,000; What Should...

A Takeover Boosts My Portfolio

Five years ago, while still investing the $200,000 I used to launch the Practical Investing portfolio, I was searching for a good small company to add to a collection that consisted mostly of big, well-known...

How IBM's Watson Can Help Cut Your Tax Bill

Computers have helped people wade through their tax returns for decades. Preparers at H&R Block this season will get some help, too. But a computer won't just crunch the numbers. Rather, it will probe your return...

The 4 Best Stock Funds for the Next Bear Market

Since the presidential election, the stock market has been like a long, lovely summer day. The sky is blue, there's barely a breeze--and everything is coming up roses. Indeed, Standard & Poor's 500-stock index...

Investors: How to Protect Yourself From...

The Department of Labor's much-debated fiduciary rule -- which was scheduled to go into effect in April -- had its opponents from Day One. SEE ALSO: When Merely Being 'Suitable' is Not Enough The rule, which...

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Basics of Money

FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign...

How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a...

For millions of Americans, a 401(k) plan is an essential item in the employee playbook. As far as...

Master the Money Market

The money market is a collective name that describes all the different ways in which governments,...

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