March 2015

March issue of KPFM

Cover Story

How to Plan for Retirement

Once, retirement meant hitting the golf course or sitting by the pool. The new retirement? Whatever you want it to be.

Table of Contents

AHEAD

From the Editor

Coping with oil's slide, by Janet Bodnar

New-Tech Ways to Sell Your Home

Lure buyers with virtual fliers, drones or a 3D view.

Savings Plans for the Disabled

Earnings are tax-free, and funds can be used for a wide range of expenses.

More Options to Refinance Your Student Loans

New companies give grads different ways to restructure federal and private loans.

New App Lets You Buy, Sell Stocks With No Fees

For Robinhood, the price is right, but the wait is long.

Credit Cards Offering Better Rewards

But look beyond juiced-up bonuses.

Money & Ethics

Is this hospice pitch legit?, by Knight Kiplinger

Opening Shot

3 lessons for investors from the tech bubble, by James K. Glassman

Success Story

A barber on the cutting edge.

INVESTING

6 Best Bond Funds to Buy Now

With rate hikes looming, bond investing is no picnic. Our picks will protect your assets.

The Top Stocks of the 21st Century

We tell you what drove their outstanding performance and whether you should buy them now.

Stocks to Bet on the Consumer Revival

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances. That's bullish for these companies.

Promised Land

Doubling down on a falling stock, by Andrew Feinberg

Income Investing

3 energy stocks that pay safe dividends, by Jeffrey R. Kosnett

The Pros and Cons of Cheap Oil

Why the plunge in oil prices is roiling markets worldwide, and what it means for your pocketbook.

Practical Investing

Why I'm keeping my oil stocks, by Kathy Kristof

ETF Spotlight

Vanguard Energy ETF will ride the energy rebound up.

Kiplinger 25 Update

Discover actively managed funds that won in 2014.

Fund Spotlight

Baron Discovery favors really small stocks.

MONEY

How to Plan for Retirement

Once, retirement meant hitting the golf course or sitting by the pool. The new retirement? Whatever you want it to be.

Game Plan

Consolidate your IRAs at different brokerage firms.

Make the Most of Mobile Banking

As mobile banking gains traction, here's what consumers should know.

LIVING

How to Protect Your Computer From Ransomware

Take these steps to thwart pirates who could hijack your computer.

Lowdown

6 things you must know about tax preparers.

3 Simple Steps

Save on homeowners insurance.

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