Kiplinger's Personal Finance (// 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, paying for college, and major purchases like automobiles and homes.
|Editor Emeritus||Knight Kiplinger|
|Year founded||January 1947|
|Company||Kiplinger (Future plc)|
|Based in||Washington, D.C.|
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." Upon initial production, the magazine was known simply as Kiplinger Magazine, changing its name to Changing Times: The Kiplinger Magazine in 1949 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. Knight Kiplinger had succeeded his father, Austin H. Kiplinger, as the magazine's editor-in-chief until the 2019 sale to Dennis, and he currently serves as editor emeritus for Kiplinger publications.
In 2001, Kiplinger's Personal Finance announced it would acquire Individual Investor magazine.
In 2021, Future plc acquired Dennis Publishing and with it including Kiplinger's.
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. The software's unique selling proposition is that it offers "pop-up advice from Kiplinger's."
Windows-only is the right idea.