Kiplinger.com Highlights: January 2008

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Kiplinger.com (http://www.Kiplinger.com), the leader in personal finance advice and business forecasting, announces its online editorial content for the month of January 2008:

                     KIPLINGER.COM'S MAGAZINE CENTER

            http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/contents.html

Ahead

Exports Steer the Economy

Smokestack America comes to the rescue and will keep us out of recession.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/exports-steer-e conomy.html

Workers to Boss: Less Stress, Please

Your employer may not know your blood pressure is rising. Set clear goals, then log off e-mail.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/work-stress.htm l

Stock Options for the Rest of Us?

Money and Ethics by Knight Kiplinger

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/ethics.html

Drive More, Pay More?

You'll watch when and where you drive under a pay-by-the-mile plan.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/drive-more-pay- more.html

The Election Effect

Presidential election years are mostly bullish for investors. Will the pattern play out this year?

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/election-effect .html

Homeowners Heave A Sigh of Relief

Those struggling with rate hikes find sympathetic lenders.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/home-relief.htm l

Whatever You Call It, It's a Mother

Expect big tax changes in 2009. Not all of them will thrill you.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/taxmother.html

Our Mighty Factories

My Point of View by Knight Kiplinger

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/knight-kiplinge r.html

The Right Stake in Your Company

Holding too much of the boss's stock can be hazardous to your wealth.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/porfolio-doctor .html

My Favorite Fund

Opening Shot by James K. Glassman

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/glassman.html

Investing

Where to Invest in 2008

Profit handsomely from what's happening half a world away.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/wheretoinvest.h tml

8 Stocks to Own in '08

Our picks range from a familiar phone giant to a Mexican cement maker.

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5 Easy Ways to Track Your Stocks

You bought the shares. Now make sure they meet your expectations.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/track-your-stoc ks.html

Political Portfolios

You can tell a lot about candidates from how they made their money and how they invest it.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/politicalportfo lios.html

ETFs Target Retirement

Target-date funds are now available in low-cost exchange-traded flavors.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/etfs-target-ret irement.html

Real Estate Funds to Buy Now

You won't find these five piling into the usual property stocks.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/realestatefunds .html

PROMISED LAND, by Andrew Feinberg

Let Your Winners Run

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/feinberg.html

Can This Railroad Run Any Faster?

A British hedge fund tries to shake up an eastern rail giant.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/csx.html

There's No News Like Fluffy Biz News

Keeping it light is Fox's strategy for challenging CNBC.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/foxnews.html

Right on the Money

Crocs crumbles and Microsoft rallies, just as we predicted.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/crocsmicrosoft. html

MUTUAL FUNDS, by Russell Kinnel

Teamwork Pays Off

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/kinnel.html

The Exodus at Janus Group

A deep bench means the funds are still in good hands.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/exodus-at-janus -group.html

A Religious Approach Pays Off

Adherence to Islamic principles helps a fund sidestep the trouble in financials.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/religiousapproa ch.html

Your Money

Protect Your Retirement From These Investment Scams

Retirees are being lured by Ponzi schemes, unsuitable annuities and over-hyped investment returns.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/12/retirement-inve stment-schemes-to-avoid.html

Will Home Prices Hit Bottom in 2008?

A rate freeze on some subprime mortgages may prevent more foreclosures, but this real estate market won't show improvement until 2009.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/12/home-prices-200 8full.html

Is Online Banking Safe?

Online banks that are FDIC insured offer the same protection for your dollars as brick-and-mortar branches.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/12/safe-online-ban king.html

Put Your Business Online

How to buy a web-design package, hire a consultant or do it yourself.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/online-biz.html

Should I Prepay My Home Equity Loan? (The Best Way to Pay Off Debt)

Does it make sense to sell mutual funds to prepay a home-equity loan?

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/12/manage-home-equ ity-debt.html

When to Take Social Security Benefits

If you turn 62 this year, you're eligible to start your checks. But you might be better off waiting.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/when-to-take-so cial-security-benefits.html

Will My Homeowner's Policy Cover My Jewelry? (Insure Your Expensive Stuff)

You need to add a low-cost insurance rider to protect jewelry and other valuables.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/insure-expensiv e-jewelry.html

Your Real Cost of Living

Forget the national averages: Your personal inflation rate is likely to be higher.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/cost-of-living- 2007.html

Slide Show: Cost of Living in Your Area

http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/slideshows/slideshow_pop.html?nm=Re gional-Cost-of-living-Increases-CPI

Best Short-term Investments for College

Where to stash short-term college cash: a state 529 plan or bank CDs? The answer isn't clear cut.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/best-short-term -investment-options-for-college-savings.html

Ask Kim

How Can I Get a Seat on the Board?

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/ask-kim-january -issue.html

My Story

Update on the American Dream

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/my-story-achiev ing-american-dream.html

Living & Spending Wisely

iPhone Challengers

Want a better camera phone? A cheaper smart phone? These other "iPhones" may suit your fancy.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2007/11/smart-phone-com petitors.html

Slide Show: Smart Phone Comparisons

http://www.kiplinger.com/tools/slideshows/slideshow_pop.html?nm=Sm art-Phones

Drive Time: Detroit's Car Industry Shows Signs of Life

Drive Time by Mark K. Solheim

http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/car/archive/2007/car1210.html

Giving Back Through Giving Circles

Simple, personalized charity groups with the power to make big changes.

http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2008/01/giving-circles- local-philanthropy.html

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