Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Kiplinger's Personal Finance (/ˈkɪplɪŋərz/ KIP-ling-erz) is an American personal finance magazine published by Kiplinger since 1947. It claims to be the first American personal finance magazine and to deliver "sound, unbiased advice in clear, concise language". It offers advice on managing money and achieving financial security, saving, investing, planning for retirement,[2] paying for college, and major purchases like automobiles and homes.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kiplinger's magazine cover (Feb. 2010)
Editor EmeritusKnight Kiplinger
EditorMark Solheim
Total circulation
(June 2012)
FoundedJanuary 1947 (1947-January)
CompanyKiplinger (Future plc)
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.

History edit

W.M. Kiplinger, founder of the Kiplinger family of publications, said he founded the magazine because "The times will always be changing. Much of life and work consists of looking for the changes in advance and figuring out what to do about them."[3] Upon initial production, the magazine was known simply as Kiplinger Magazine, changing its name to Changing Times: The Kiplinger Magazine in 1949[4] and acquiring its present name in 1991.

Much like Forbes magazine, ownership of the Kiplinger's franchise was kept in the family until the sale of Kiplinger to Dennis Publishing in February 2019.[5] Knight Kiplinger had succeeded his father, Austin H. Kiplinger, as the magazine's editor-in-chief[6] until the 2019 sale to Dennis, and he currently serves as editor emeritus for Kiplinger publications.[7]

In 2001, Kiplinger's Personal Finance announced it would acquire Individual Investor magazine.[8]

When competitor Money magazine ceased print publication in 2019, Kiplinger's acquired roughly 400,000 of its monthly subscribers.[9]

In 2021, Future plc acquired Dennis Publishing and with it including Kiplinger's.

Kiplinger's CA-Simply Money edit

Kiplinger's CA-Simply Money[10][11] was introduced by Computer Associates and Kiplinger's via 1-800-FREE-MONey in 1993.[note 1]

Its competitors were Quicken and Andrew Tobias's Managing your money. Unlike its competitors, the initial version of CA-Simply Money bypassed MS-DOS, and supported Microsoft Windows.[10] The software's unique selling proposition is that it offers "pop-up advice from Kiplinger's."[citation needed]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Archived from the original on January 23, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Paul B. Brown (October 7, 2006). "Everlasting Retirement". The New York Times.
  3. ^ "Chat with the editor". Kiplinger's Personal Finance. February 1971.
  4. ^ Roberts, Sam (23 November 2015). "Austin Kiplinger, Co-Founder of a Personal Finance Magazine, Dies at 97". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Dennis Publishing Buys Kiplinger". Folio. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  6. ^ Claudia H. Deutsch (February 1, 2004). "At lunch with Knight A. Kiplinger, Conservative Advice, Yes, but in Flavors Beyond Vanilla". The New York Times.
  7. ^ "Bio Knight Kiplinger". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  8. ^ "Individual Investor magazine shuts down". July 14, 2001. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Kiplinger Acquires Portion Of 'Money' Magazine's Subscribers". Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  10. ^ a b Jan M. Rosen (June 9, 1993). "New Entry In Finance Software". The New York Times. Windows-only is the right idea.
  11. ^ "Fastest, Smartest, Easiest Software to Manage Your Personal Finances by Computer Associates (Windows 3.1 Compatible)". Amazon.

Notes edit

  1. ^ $6.95 Shipping/Handling

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