September 2014

September issue of KPFM

Cover Story

50 Ways to Save on Health Care

Whether you get insurance through your employer or buy it on your own, these tips will help you save thousands.

Table of Contents

AHEAD

From the Editor

A health care revolution, by Janet Bodnar

How to Profit from the Uptick in Corporate Mergers

The urge to merge is back in a big way.

Employees, Beware Non-Compete Clauses

You may be signing away your flexibility to work in the same field.

More Colleges Paying for Gap Years

Students defer attendance to take time out for public service.

Retailers Tracing Your Cell Phone Signals

They follow your digital trail around a store, but you can hide your movements.

Insurance Against Air-Travel Snafus

New insurance will reimburse you for annoying inconveniences.

Money & Ethics

Consumer tricks to get something for nothing from retailers, by Knight Kiplinger

Opening Shot

Investors, are you ready for the next global crisis?, by James K. Glassman

Success Story: From Journalism to Medicine

A former TV news reporter trades daily deadlines for a doctor's scrubs.

INVESTING

The Best Health Mutual Funds to Buy Now

Our favorites will benefit from the continued growth of this already massive sector.

Use Alternative Investments to Hedge Without Hedge Funds

These funds make it easier than ever to smooth out your returns with investments that swim against the tide.

Why Vanguard’s Actively Managed Funds Are a Better Bet

Our insider interview with Dan Wiener, editor of the Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors newsletter.

Mutual-Fund Rankings, 2014

Stock funds shine again in our annual rankings of top-performing mutual funds.

Promised Land

Time-tested advice for patient investors, by Andrew Feinberg

Practical Investing

I'll beat the market yet, by Kathy Kristof

Cash in Hand

Juice up your cash returns, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

MONEY

50 Ways to Save on Health Care

Whether you get insurance through your employer or buy it on your own, these tips will help you save thousands.

Game Plan

Should you pay off the mortgage before you retire?

Retire in Style

Continuing care retirement communities offer a resort-like setting and care when you need it.

Ask Kim

Get the kids started in stocks, by Kimberly Lankford

Best of the Prepaid Cards

They can be useful for reining in spending, but choose wisely.

LIVING

9 Small Home-Improvement Projects With Big Impact

These face-lifts, each costing less than $1,600, will enhance your home’s appearance and boost its value.

Lowdown

5 things you must know about moving.

3 Simple Steps

Score great concert tickets.

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