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6 Ways to Prepare for the Next Market Decline

The U.S. economy is putting up some impressive numbers in GDP, jobs and wages, but many pundits fear that a slowdown is pending. Trade-war fears with China and the European Union remain front and center in the...

10 Stocks to Buy for Kingly Free Cash Flow

Free cash flow (FCF) is one of the most important financial metrics you can study - especially if you're a buy-and-hold investor. FCF is the cash remaining after a company has paid its expenses, interest on...

Give the Money, Keep the Tax Break with...

I doubt many people would say that getting a deduction on their income taxes is their main motivation for charitable giving. It's more likely they've been inspired to support a cause they believe in or an...

8 Stocks That Are Fending Off Amazon

Amazon.com (AMZN) has left a trail of devastated companies in its wake, unable to compete with the e-commerce giant's lower prices and seemingly infinite selection. In being all things to all people, Amazon is...

How to Stay the Course in Rocky Markets

When the market gets jumpy, so do investors. In periods of volatility, anxious stock market investors can be tempted to take money off the table, fearing a potentially major slide in their portfolio. Take this...

Midwest Fund Mairs & Power Growth Hangs Tough

When the market gets ugly, Mairs & Power Growth (symbol MPGFX, $124) shines. Over the occasionally odious past 12 months (including late 2018 and the recent spring swoon), the fund, a member of the Kiplinger 25,...

When to Fire Your Adviser

Holly and Gary Wolf's investment accounts thrived under their financial adviser's management. Yet after 20 years together, the couple fired him.SEE ALSO: Warning: 3 Serious Red Flags about Financial Advisers...

International Fund Follows in the Family Tradition

The prospectus for Grandeur Peak International Stalwarts (symbol GISOX, $15) lists three portfolio managers, but they'd be the first to tell you that their portfolio is the result of a much broader team effort....

A 401(k) Plan Personalized for You

Target-date funds hinge on one principle: Age matters in investing. Young investors have time to recover from market downturns and can afford to take on more risk than those who are nearing retirement. With that...

Two Dividend Payers That Beat the S&P 500

The Kiplinger Dividend 15, our favorite stocks for dividend income, have been riding the bull since we last checked on them in the April issue of Kiplinger's. Since then, the average stock among our dividend...

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Basics of Money

How to Find the Right Online Bank for You

[Question]I want to open an online high-yield savings or money market account. But because these are...

Hillbilly Elegy

Author: J.D. Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 288 pages Subtitled "A Memoir of a Family...

The Big Short

Author: Michael Lewis Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 320 pages Dive into the financial...

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