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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, covering investments and personal finance for real people trying to navigate fast-changing markets, preserve financial security or plan for the future. She oversees the magazine's Investing coverage and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column. Smith began her career as a writer and columnist for USA Today. Prior to joining Kiplinger's, she was a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and a contributing columnist for TheStreet. Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.
Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.
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When portfolio managers are buying, they think like business owners. But when they sell, they too often devolve into stock jockeys.
Investors wonder if it’s sink or swim for stocks. Our take: time to bottom-fish.
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Making money in stocks won’t be a walk in the park. You’ll need some protective armor to shine in a market facing a thicket of risks.
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Normal market cycles can stir up your emotions and push you to invest unwisely, but being aware of your behavioral biases can help you focus on your long-term plan.
There are few things scarier to an investor than bear markets. But they are a fact of life when it comes to both stocks and physics—what goes up must come down. The good news is that the long-term t...
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Regardless of the results of the election, putting an end to the uncertainty is likely to be a plus for your portfolio.
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Successful savers have prospered by living below their means. Frugality often becomes a preference—sometimes to an excessive degree.
There’s a saying on Wall Street: Don’t confuse brains with a bull market. It means that when most stocks are gaining day after day, it’s easy to look smart. Stocks have been in a bull market sin...
Researchers discovered that, when it comes to investment fees, diversification efforts can backfire.
A tilt toward domestic-focused stocks makes sense for most investors.
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The economist and market strategist expects Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to rise 14% for the rest of 2018 and no recession for at least a couple of years.
This bull market has been a long-running one, almost a record. But the challenges are mounting, making for a volatile market. Normally at this stage, investors might think about raising their bond holdings, ...
Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.
These one-decision investments can teach you to stick with your investing strategy and remain calm no matter what's happening in the markets.
Probably not. But you can take steps to prepare for more ups and downs.